MetalNHopHead (1976) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 12, 2017
I don’t know if early afternoon on an eighty-three-degree-day is the right time or place for an Imperial Stout in Southern California, but it sure didn’t make The Butcher any less enjoyable. This is an Imperial Stout that’s true to form. No added flavors or gimmicks. Near-black color and a viscous consistency. Malty nose with aromas of fresh coffee, dark chocolate, and subtle dark fruit. The flavor follows along. More coffee, chocolate, and hints of fruit with a healthy dose of char and anise. Full-bodied feel, but it’s still well-balanced. Wish I could have brought some home with me. TylerGreenDC (953) - - JUL 7, 2017
Draft. Ara of chocolate cake batter. Flavors follow nose, with lots of roasty bakers chocolate and chewiness. Finishes really slowly, with lots more chocolate. Never sweet. frankR (149) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 12, 2017
Huge chocolate malt. Aroma is coffee, coca, smoke. Dark chocolate/smoke bitter. Complex beer. What an Imperial Stout should be. Smooth light finish. Not over sweet. Finish is like a smoked porter. Travlr (24825) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Draft at the source. Opaque brown color. Aroma of fruity coffee. Taste is rich nutty fruity brownies dipped in coffee. Delicious. bhensonb (15195) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 2, 2017
Bomber from Final Gravity in Roseville, CA. Pours dark brn/blk with a slight dark tan head. Aroma of toffee, anise, chocolate, maybe coffee. Med ++ body. Flavor is earthy chocolate, earthy dark malt, anise, dark coffee, and lots of other stuff. I call complex. It’s not dry, but it’s so earthy and decently bitter, it might as well be called dry. Or malty, malty, malty. Amazingly tasty ale. Excellent.
klm1 (1536) - Bled/SF, - JAN 17, 2017
Tap@ Toronado: pours oily black, opaque with long lasting brown creamy head. Aroma: roasted grain, dark malts, dark fruit esters, some licorice and ash. Flavor: similar to aroma: roasted grain, intense malt flavor, with notes of. Toasted toffee, dark chocolate, cocoa & coffee, supported with dark fruits esters, licorice, some ash...finish is dry, roasted bitter. Body is medium to full, texture creamy, carbonation is moderate. Ratman197 (14838) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2016
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of bakers cocoa, roasted malt, licorice and light coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffee and light earthiness with a smooth lingering bitter chocolate finish. ajnepple (6622) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2016
On tap at Hops & Pie. Black appearance with a brown head, dissipating to a ring of foam. Aroma of molasses, black licorice, roasted malt, dark fruity esters, light chocolate and light coffee. Similar flavor, rich, dark, malty, fruity and complex with moderate malt sweetness and light roasted bitterness. Medium to full body. Tasty. yourilevesque (1829) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2016
Merci à Marc-André pour le partage. Robe parfaitement noire surmontée d’une mousse couleur café et bien tenace. Ça ne me paraît ni sirupeux ni lourd, mais plutôt léger. Arômes de cacao poudreux, de malts chauffés et bien secs, de toasts bien grillées, de chocolat noir bien amer. On est pas dans le comfort stout, bien au contraire. Ce stout me semble bien vif et vivifiant. En effet, le liquide est très sec en bouche et caractérisé par une interminable amertume de chocolat noir. Aucune fumée et Dieu merci! Corps plutôt étroit, effervescence de très fine bulles, une bière intense et froide qui n’offre aucun réconfort mais beaucoup de plaisir pour mon palais. BeerandBlues2 (13323) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a large, frothy brown head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy chocolate, roast and coffee malt, prunes, spicy alcohol, earthy hops and lactose. Flavor is silky chocolate, heavy roast and coffee malt, prunes, light earthy hops and bitterness with spicy alcohol, sweet lactose and oats with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation with medium alcohol warmth.