hellbilly (3248) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2011
thin looking brownish color with a small tannish head.
lots of pine scented air freshener in the aroma... along with florals, roast and something vegetal.
the flavor is vegetal as well... mixed with chocolate, roast and a ton of sweet pine (overwhelming at points)... it doesn’t taste real????.
thin bodied and kinda meh... at least they got the food pairings down! 6/3/5/3/11
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2011
In short: A roasted, slightly chocolaty stout with a weird spiciness. Meh.5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2011
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed relatively fresh approximately 2 months after purchase
The look: Dark brown body topped by a small persistent beige head
In long: Nose is a bit moderately roasted, a bit spicy (hot spices) and a bit fruity. Smells like a burnt spicy fruit cake and a bag of barbecue potato chips. Taste is burnt cereals, a bit of caramel, some chocolate, fruity notes and spices. The beer is moderately spiced but the spiciness does not feel like the usual array of pumpkin beer spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, etc…). No, here the spiciness is somewhere between Lay’s barbecue potato chips and Lay’s Ruffles all dressed potato chips, and yes I am probably more knowledgeable about potato chips then beer. Rock Art messed up this one… again. And their big “Extreme” logo on the label seems to be a ploy to attract a younger beer-ignorant crowd. Hey teens, say no to alcohol. Leave it for the adults like me who really need it.
Bottle: Yep, thats black. Sandy colored head, fairly large, decent lacing. Strong spruce tip and roasted malt nose. Smooth roasted malt on the tongue. Strong doses of Spruce tips, but the Pumpkin aspect is minimal to non-existant. Fairly strong hop aspect too. This one is dominated by Spruce tips, more than any other beer aside from Alaskan Winter. Body and mouthfeel are full to moderate. Seems pretty hefty, very malty and smooth. Fair amount of lactose like sweetness too. Finishes with a strong Spruce tip and roasted malt background. I was hoping for more Pumpkin like spices, but they really weren’t there. Fair to call this simply an Imperial Spruce Stout, but leave the Pumpkin out of it. TaktikMTL (7874) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2011
Bouteille de 22 oz achetée chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT). Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées avec une pointe de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées avec une pointe d’épices à citrouille et de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #3526) jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Black with brown edges, nice retention, frothy head, nice lacing.. Roasty aroma, milky, creamy, lightly spiced, light chocolate... A little piney, creamy, roasty, not any real pumpkin flavor, a little sweet... Medium full body, creamy, dry finish... Different, nice beer...
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Near black pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma of smoked malt, pine, spice and some citrus hops. Flavor is slightly sweet and malty with some pine, hops, spice and a hint of pumpkin coming though on the finish. Interesting, and not bad at all! Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of roasted malt, some pine, spicy. Tastes peppery and earthy with some resiny hints, some chocolatey notes, and some nutty hints on the finish. Thick mouthfeel and an unusual finish. fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2011
bottle at Morrie’s tasting(12Nov10)pours dark brown to black with a medium tan head. Aroma is earthy with oak and moldy wood notes, squash and pumpkin pie spices. Flavor is pumpkin pie, some oak and maple, honey and an extremely dry earthy finish. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Nose of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate and some nice spruce tips. Earthy and roasted, light sweetness, really no hint of pumpkin spice at all. Dark brown, almost black pour with a nice tan head. The flavor starts roasty, moves through some nice dark chocolate, bitter with light sweetness, nice spruce tip notes in the finish. Bitter and roasty with hints of pumpkin meat here and there. Nice and interesting. AirForceHops (7538) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2010
On Tap @ Sunset Grill. Pours a motor oil color with a light brown head. Aroma is very faint chocolate, malt, spruce tips, and a touch of pumpkin. After I let it sit for about 15 minutes before drinking. Flavor is Chocolate, spruce, touch of pumpkin, spices, a little smokiness. I get no bitterness at all. Body is thinner than expected for an imperial stout, but this is still good, even though it is not what I expected from a Imperial Stout. I really like my Impy stouts to be thicker and creamer then this one.