monk191 (2023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2017 videofrog (57) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes, 5/5/11:
Poured out of 22oz bottle into pint glass.
Aroma: Coffee up front, roasted malts, chocolate and alcohol in the background.
Appearance: Thick, bordering on syrupy, black in color with lighter colors on edges. Head was dark cream and quickly dissipated leaving no lacing.
Taste: Pretty much matched the smell, but with a subtle bitter hop bite with the dry finish. Alcohol is there but not in the way.
Palate: Best quality of this beer - very smooth for an imperial stout. Light carbonation and leans on the heavy side of medium bodied.
Overall: Enjoyed this one, and I’ll probably grab another next winter if the impulse strikes me. Not something I’d seek out, though. Would recommend to someone in DFW in search of a solid Imperial Stout that isn’t overly complicated.
A very nice oatmeal stout. Pours a deep black with a tan head. Smells of oatmeal, cream, nuts. Taste is very creamy oatmeal, vanilla, caramel, and a nutty finish. Had in the bottle.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Capa (3403) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2017
Near black with a tan head. Rich dark malt profile, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, sweet earth. Medium to full bodied. A bit of heat in the finish. Solid. Quick3Beers (1360) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2017
Pours a rich deep almost black, dark roasty aroma with toffee, similar flavor. Oily and big round mouthfeel. Good beer. Skinnyviking (9675) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2016
Sample at GABF 2016. I have noted the beer to have 11.0% alcohol and to be barrel aged. High creamy lasting light brown body. Pitch black body. Whisky is dominating the malt straw coffee cocoa aroma. Smooth coffee cocoa whisky vanilla flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long finish. Alcohol well hidden. Arayaga2 (2254) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Brown black beautiful. Almost like Malta Goya. Not bad quick rating. $5/22oz
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Drake (14062) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Bomber shared amidst Snowageddon 2016. Had this a bit, I think it was from a Secret Santa. Thanks! Dark brown, medium sized fizzy tan head. Good retention. Aroma of toffee, dark fruits, a bit of oxidation. The taste is roast, oats, chocolate. Medium bodied, decent balance. jgb9348 (6438) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Rich, deep dark brown coloured body with hints of pure plack and a super large, slightly dense lighter brown head - showing some microfoam. Aroma of prunes, raisins, plums, earth, roasted malt, light cocoa and a touch of alcohol - more of a porter smell than an imperial stout. Full-bodied; Assertive effervescence with a deep roasty malt flavour, some subtle nuts and cream flavours with vanilla and prunes very noticeable. Aftertaste shows more of the pitted fruits with plums, apricots and even concord grapes coming through with a large malt note and some cream near the end with all the bubbles still hanging around. Overall, this is definitely more of a Baltic Porter than an Imperial Stout, and it’s not a bad beer overall, just keep expectations in check and you’ll be okay - not worth searching out for nor cellaring for a long time - it would probably explode in a few more years time, given the carbonation now at a single year. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Central Market in Austin, Texas on 06-May-2014 for US$6,99 sampled at home in Washington, just a few hours before leaving for Texas again on 31-August-2015. jbruner (5124) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Cask with cocoa nibs and mint sampled at ACAT 2015. Pours a deep black with bubbly tan head. Aroma of big roast over dark chocolate and earth. Taste follows with a nice cocoa finish, no real mint there for me. Good balance and light bitterness, thick mouth, soft carbonation, solid stout. brandon1989 (669) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Pours a black with a thick khaki head that left a lot of lacing. The aroma is dark roasted malts, sugar, coffee, chocolate. The taste is very similar to the aroma. Great beer. GTAEgeek (2343) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Sample at ACAT. Pours black, with a bubbly, brown head. Nice aroma of coffee and bitter chocolate. Cinnamon and molasses follow. Sweet, with almost perfect hop balance. Heavy body, sticky, and surprisingly dry. This is an excellent stout!