Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2007 On cask. Really nice oaky chocolate arom. Thick rich coffee and chocolate cream Some vanilla and maple. Roasted grains and nice sweetness. Mild alcohol notes and vinuous plums. Dark black oily with thin lacing brown head. Thick oily body, light carbonation. Alcohol warming, creamy and smooth. Starts sweet and thick, with nice chocolatey coffee notes. Dry hops bitterness and roasted grains make for a pleasant finish. Mild molasses sweet tang and smoky notes in after. Overall, it’s just a bit too sweet and could use a bit more body. 9,5,8,5,16
From bottle. Alcohol vapors, chocolate, coffee, smoke, Tootsie Roll, vanilla, oak, plum. Thick black-brown clear body with thin chocolate brown lacing head. Thick oily body with medium carbonation. Taste is phenomenal - I think it’s even better in the bottle, if that’s possible. You can feel the effects when drinking a whole bomber yourself, for sure. But it’s addictive. Starts with sweet chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Light smoke, bitter tang and rich overripe fruit. Toffee, oak, and Tootsie Roll. Mild to medium nutty sweet bitter finish with rich chocolatey coffee after. Just a damn fine example of the style without being overly dramatic. Tasty, tasty, tasty. 9,5,9,5,18.
can8ianben (1530) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lovely intense stout, bolder than most of Otto’s lineup! Well done, and happy to have this one around our town.
JulianBaughman (6) - Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2016 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hands down this is one of the best imperial stouts I've ever had. Huge roasted flavors with the look and feel that puts it over the top. If you are lucky enough to live close to this brewery, buy some now.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
maxifunk777 (31) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A good solid stout perfect for the summer since it is not a very heavy beer. This was a pleasant surprise enjoyed right out of the bottle while in the jacuzzi. Would like more of this for sure.
callmemickey (4531) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black body, thing tan head, spotty lacing. Deep roast, bittersweet chocolate, earth, caramel, light coffee. Medium to full bodied, gentle carbonation, mild sweetness, mild bitterness in the finish.
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - MAY 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured form a 22 oz. bottle into snifter.
Appearance - A nice deep black with a light brown head upon pouring that dissipated fast to a nice wispy head; clung to glass while swirled.
Smell - Strong chocolate aroma with a bit of coffee after.
Taste - A strong cocoa presence with some sweeter vanilla and some sweet raisin flavors.
Mouthfeel - A moderate body, with a very smooth texture, although maybe a bit thinner then expected for abv.
Overall - A very good brew and one I would recommend. Not quite up to snuff to the bourbon aged on tap, but a very solid brew non the less.
Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pre-DLD bottle share at Hampton Inn. Pour is deep brown with a small khaki head. Aroma and flavor of licorice candy, chocolate, roasted coffee, and dark fruit. Finish has a lot of coffee and smoke notes coming out.
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one poured a very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma was of smoke, ash, dark roast, grapes and tar. Flavor was of a good amount of dry smoke, tobacco, dark roast and dark chocolate. A great example of ther style.
thome50 (1294) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanks Jason. Pours a jet black with slight tan head. Aroma is coffee, toffee and some residual plum. Taste is coffee, chocolate and some minor marshmallow.
tgncc (3128) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Via trade with Bmart. The aroma is roast, dark chocolate. The appearance is jet black, light tan head. The flavor is chocolate, licorice, roast. The finish is roast, pine needles. Medium/thick in body. A run of the mill, but well made stout.
allfreej (556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a thin tan head. Not a great deal of lacing.
The nose is heavy, chocolate, malt, roasty, yeasty.
Flavor is sweet, roasty malt, chocolate, coffee, hot cocoa.
Thick, rich mouthfeel.
A really nice Imperial Stout. A little sweeter than I prefer, but very, very nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.