Travlr (25749) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle shared with ajax25g, pleasure drinking with you, as always. Pretty close to black color, big fluffy brown head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee. Taste is smooth milk chocolate. Decent. kirk36 (223) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Chocolate forward and sweet foamy goodness forming in my palette. Coffee of course. Bitter end as expected. Chewy.yes. Simple stout. Yes. More foam then mouth feel. But it may grow up after bottle time,
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Bottle from Four seasons wine and liquor. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Nose of burnt tires. Tastes of burnt roast on the tongue. Fairly boozy. I’m guessing the notion that you could get a could get a good imperial stout for $6.50 was probably too much to hope for. AirForceHops (7675) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 12, 2014
22 oz. bottle purchased at One Stop Market. Nice look stout, pitch black color with thin soapy white head the produced some lace. Aroma is chocolate, caramel and some decent amounts of roast.<brScrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2014
Medium in body leaning on full with the standard Imperial stout character. Coffee, caramel, burnt grain leading to a sweet chocolate finish. Some lingering roasted notes that gives a chalky texture on the tongue, light burnt ash. As it warm up hints of dark fruit are found the the sweetness getting more intense.
Can ’Gansett climb into the super premium market with big imperial bombers? Can Narragansett hold off the Pennsylvania invasion for the semi-premium market share? None of this and more will be answered tonight, but this beer has a toasty ground cocoa aroma with lactic hints mixed in. Jet black as expected, some greasy lace. Taste is lot more bitter coffee than the nose lets on. There’s some toasty sweetness too, really burnt and dry sweetness that is. It is light and aired out for this style, almost like a nitrogenized tap beer. Very ashy aftertaste. Share one with your neighbors.
mcox90 (2119) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - APR 24, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Pours almost black with a 2 finger mocha head that recedes slowly leaving layers of lace. Roasted malt aroma with nuts, toffee and brown sugar. Flavor starts a bit ashy and acidic, but becomes increasingly sweet as the beer warms. Flavors of dark chocolate and dark fruit. Medium bodied and smooth. smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2014
Very large four-finger head that settles quite slowly--especially for a pour from a bottle. As it recedes, it leaves chunks of beige lace on the glass. The liquid is nearly black, no light passes.
Chalky semi-sweet chocolate. A touch of milk to the nose as well.
Mild start but the burnt malt quickly takes over. The brew has a full body for the style. Good carbonation. Long bitter aftertaste, I think its mostly from a hop presence. I don’t notice any alcohol warmth, but otherwise I think this is a solid entry for this style. puboflyons (3467) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 18, 2014
From the 650 ml. bottle. The pour is a deep dark black color with a lingering tan head that leaves a load of lacing. The aroma has a feint chocolate, cocoa, and toasted malt character and although everything is well-balanced it is not very overwhelming. Mellow and muted would be two good catch words. The body is medium and fairly smooth. The taste also has the same sort of low profile malty and chocolate character but the earthy bitterness rips its way forth at the finish. jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - APR 6, 2014
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, some caramel and toffee, hints of dark fruits, and some dough and light bitterness. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not bad, but not the best of its style. thornecb (6020) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Mild cocoa aromas. Thin and dry with dark chocolate and espresso upfront turning to bitter grapefruit in the lasting finish.