egg (438) - USA - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle on 1/30/15. Pours jet black with a nice, silky tan head. Looks great! Nose is chocolate, soy sauce, and roasted malt. No hops. Pretty faint. Taste is bitter chocolate, chocolate, soy sauce, maybe some coffee, pipe tobacco, pretty savory. As it warms booze and plants come through. Silky smooth. Overall pretty ok. Silky smooth. Overall pretty ok. Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2015
12oz bottle from Manahawkin Spirits. Pours black with a finger of foamy tan head. Aroma is full of bitter sweet chocolate, dark roasted malts, oak, and leather. Taste of dry wood, black coffee, leather, cardboard, and hints of caramel. Liking the aroma a little more then the taste on this one. Still pretty solid though BeerdedDave (2010) - Beckley, USA - JAN 14, 2015
on tap at Eulogy in Philadelphia; deep black color; chocolaty, roasted malt aroma; roasted malt flavor with coffee, chocolate, and warm alcohol notes; hints of oak; fairly bitter slowrunner77 (13231) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Overall, a slightly below average imperial stout, though it did have some age (maybe too much?) on it. Malty chocolate and raisiny sweetness were the dominant players with little to no hop balance. It tasted less than 10% would imply, and had a slighy soy character in the aroma. Not bad at all, but not great for my favorite style." fluffy (2461) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Aroma is great, appearance is a little thin, flavor is a good decent middle of the road stout. Quite nice.
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stevoj (5885) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2014
Sampled at Boise’s Imperial Stout get together, over 120 bottles to choose from. Going with the flow on this rating. This was one of my contributions to the cause. Beerdedone (3480) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep black with a creamy medium tan head. Aroma was roasty with coffee, vanilla and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruit, coffee, vanilla and cocoa. Medium body, average carbonation, roasty dry finish. DandyWolfFloyd (1268) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2014
Aroma - rich roast, coffee, and chocolate
Appearance - black body; opaque; 1" tan head rings out; little dappled lacing
Taste - nice roast, chocolate, a little rich coffee, and some astringent bitter
Palate - body is full; texture is slick; sticky, and thick; carbonation is lively; finish is boozy and astringent from the rich roast. peteinSD (1468) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with a quickly fading tan head. Aroma is heavy on the dark fruit and raisin with some degraded chocolate. Taste is mostly dark fruit, raisin, and plum with some hop bitterness and slight chocolate. Mouthfeel is neither coating nor thin - somewhere between. Subpar imperial stout. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2014
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with tan foam. Nose is coffee, cola and dark chocolate. Creamy medium body with a sharp tang. Taste is dark roast, prune, tobacco and hay. Sweet dark fruit contrasts with burnt, bitter notes but doesn’t quite come together. This might be my last appearance on the Top 50 Raters of Big Beers.