bwyu (62) - - NOV 16, 2013
Roast with lots of coffee dark chocolate. Nice hop bitterness to balance the richness Jrwhitney6 (505) - - NOV 16, 2013
Had better imperial stouts. Pours black with hints of a brown head that never really forms, and quickly goes away. Some roasted malts on the nose - but it is faint. I am not getting the multiple tastes that others are - for me, this is roasted malt, some bitterness, and some booze. Maybe there is some bitter coffee, but this does not have the range of flavors in other imperial stouts. I do like the mouthfeel - it has a chewy quality to it. Overall, it's fine - just not great.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2013
I’m currently rating every SN brew I’ve ever had in one clean sweep.
I grew up on the classic SN Pale having it around during high school, and since have watched SN grow into a national representation of incredible craft beer. Living 45 mins away is a treat for the random growler fill. Keep up the amazing work and thanks! thorongil2 (3427) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
(tap) clear very dark colour with a small brown head; aromas of roast, smoked fruit; rich and balanced flavour, slightly thick palate bierenjoyer1 (153) - Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Smells of unsweetened chocolate, some coffee, roasted barley and malts. Pours dark brown with a thin rich medium brown foam which laces nicely. Same as my aroma observation but a nice lingering of unsweetened chocolate and roasted malts and coffee. I really like this beer and will buy it again. Bottle serving from Binny’s.
Jimsal27 (296) - New York, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle to glass. Pours deep brown to black. Nice creamy tan head. Strong aromas of coffee, chocolate and alcohol. Taste falls a little short. Bland up front followed by nice bitter finish good mouthfeel and carbonation. TheLevi4000 (77) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2013
I don’t know. I thought this was going to be better. It’s OK I was expecting more flavor. Kinda bland, where is the coffee, chocolate, caramel? I didn’t taste bad, just lacked a definitive flavor profile other then a %10 ABV beer. Nuffield (4199) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2013
I was surprised that I didn’t like this very much. Maybe I’m losing my taste for Imperial Stouts, but I found this one too roasted and almost burnt, leaving...not really a bitterness...but an off-putting note. Decent palate, and I didn’t find the alcohol problematic at all. It just didn’t appeal much to me. Bottle. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - NOV 9, 2013
This is awesome, huge rich and thick, roasty and boozy. This is fantastic, amazing stuff streve (105) - Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2013
12oz bottle into goblet. Pour is a deep dark black color with a very small tan head that developed post pour. Aroma is of roasted malt, hops and chocolate. Taste is remarkable. Roasted malt and coffee with a light chocolate flavor. A good bitterness in the finish.