beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Tasted at the 13th Annual Strong Ale Fest on 12/4/2009. This Imperial Stout pours a dark black color from the tap. Small to medium sized tan foamy head. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, cherries and some bourbon. A full bodied Russian Imperial Stout. The malts are chocolate and coffee with a touch of wood and bourbon. The hops are earthy and herbal. Nice balance. Decent carbonation. The chocolate flavors really dominate in this beer, but they mix well with the bourbon flavors. Hides the 10% alcohol very well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Strong Ale 2009, one of the standouts of the night and really nice to see a PP SC beer that really stands out like this. Pours black with a light brown head. Nose is sweet and rich, somewhat malevolent of whats to come. Taste is super sweet, with rich chocolate, and a big punch, really tasty impy. Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2009
On tap at Pizza Port Strong Ale fest, top 3 beers of the afternoon. Pours a motor oil black with a creamy chocolate head. Nose held tons of sweet vanilla, caramel, toffee and some cocoa dust. Flavor held a good amount of bittersweet chocolate, toffee, some bourbon heat and sweet vanilla on the finish.....damn tasty. JohnnyJ (5545) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2009
On tap at the SD Strong Ale Fest 09. Pours a pitch black with fluffy large tan head. Chocolate nibs, roasted malt, vanilla, espresso, and bourbon. Just what a huge imp stout should be. Very tasty. danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Served on tap at the 2009 Pizza Port Strong Ale Festival. The apperance is a creamy black with a burnt brown head. The nose is full of bourbon and vanilla. The flavors continue the bourbon dominance with nice additions of chocolate and vanilla.. The mouth feel is really smooth and full. A touch boozy but very nice beer.
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
On tap at Pizza Port. Black pour, large dark brown head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, BBQ smokiness. Flavor is smoke, BBQ, coffee. Would recommend in an instant. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2011 (Draught) Pours an opaque dark brown (near black) with tall tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, fudge, vanilla, and coffee. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, hops (earthy), and toasted grains with a creamy, smooth finish. Nice Impy! Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2009
On tap. Pours black and opaque with a creamy light brown head. Fat aroma of hard roasted malts and molasses. Very full-bodied, plenty of sweet hard roasted malts, licori´ce and dried fruit. Rather alcoholic finish with some malt bitterness. 080709 yespr (44810) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
From tap at the San Clemente brewpub. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Smooth roasted and malty flavoured. Acidic and hoppy base flavoured with a solid hoppy presence. Bitter and quite acidic flavoured finish. Smooth and yet with a bite. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Tulip off tap at PP San Clemente. Beautiful pour with a large creamy dark brown head that clings to the glass over a pitch black body. Head lasts for the duration and leaves great lace. When swirled the body also coats the glass with a rich brownness. Aroma of vanilla, coffee beans, and awesomeness. Some hops too. Taste is lots of coffee and sweet chocolate, leather and rich with light hops. Keeps getting more and more complex as it warms with chocolate, leather and dust. It reminds me strongly of Great Divide Yeti, but I think this is better!