jackl (8286) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2017
Bottle found in Fargo, ND. Deep brown with a massive, creamy tan head. Attractive beer. Nose has some roasted coffee. Toasted pumpkin seed. Light spiciness. Drinks fairly dry and towards the bitter end of the spectrum. Interesting, root-like spiciness. Some herb.ore coffee. Creamy, pillowy body. Nice. Travlr (25749) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2017
Bottle. Opaque dark brown color. Aroma of fruity coffee. Taste is lightly spiced herbal brownies. Interesting. BVery (11209) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2017
Bottle at home. Very dark pour with a creamy head. Great roasty and slightly sweet aroma. Taste follows. Solid. deyholla (12021) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2017
On tap at Arcadia. Pours black with a creamy brown head that lasts throughout the beer and laces. Aroma has roasted malts and earthy grains with a hint of earthy chocolate. Flavor has dark grains and roasted malts with a hint of tropical fruit sweetness underlying. wlajwl (7006) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Aroma is dry dark malts, dark fruit and a hint of fruit sweetnesss. The flavor is coffee, dark/roasted malts, dark fruit, chocolate, mild fruit sweetness and an acidic/slightly warming finish.
Obfuscate (593) - Minneapolis, - FEB 12, 2017
Burnt oak, toffee, anise, boozy, slight dark chocolate. Wife really liked it. badgerben (5281) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Black color with a medium head. Sweet chocolate and toffee aroma. Bittersweet chocolate flavor. Fairly roasty, a bit grainy. Minerally. Heavy carbonation. Hint of a sweet finish, but enough hop bite to round it off. Atom (2556) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2017
12oz bottle pours a dark brown/black with a large khaki head. Over all dry aroma, musky leather, chocolate, dark molasses. Taste is very dry and bitter, roasted chocolate malt, bitter coffee. Very bitter which I like, I’d revisit after aging 3 months on a ship. MNAle (216) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Very dark, nearly black, with a 1/4 inch tan head, receding fairly quickly to just a thin rim leaving some lacing dripping down the side. Aroma hints of smoky rum, but you need to let it warm a bit for this to come through. Nutty bread aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate. Thick and creamy on the tongue. Initial taste smoke, roasted coffee, bread / grain. Soft malt body. Nice barrel presence, but in the background. Just enough bittering to provide balance. This is nicely done. nuplastikk (6414) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2017
12oz bottle. 8.5% is going pretty far, especially for a brewery like Schell, so I suppose the Imperial Stout categorization is semi-justified. However, the brewer’s intention was clearly a Caribbean Stout or Sweet Stout as we call them around here, so categorizing it otherwise is asinine Chalky, lacks much depth. Raisin, thin slick chocolate. Mild, restrained fruity yeast tones. Not unlike stuff you might find on the islands. I’m sure it would go over well there. Respectable enough. OK.