fisk0028 (9) - - DEC 16, 2017 does not count NeuroPliny (247) - Calgary, Alberta, - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Societe in San Diego. Pours crude oil black with full creamy brown head. Malt and coffee on the nose. Flavour is beautiful hazelnut and dark chocolate with notes of expresso. Wonderful bitter hops on the long dry finish. Overall a great beer to sip in front of the fire.
On tap at The Joint on Ocean Beach. Nice color. Good aroma. Definitely a more smoky imperial stout.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Tide (4566) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2017 Draught at City Beer SF. Black color, brown head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, coffee, nuts, licorice, chocolate, cocoa and dark fruits. Bitter finish with roasted malts, coffee, nuts, chocolate, cocoa, dark fruits and licorice. Excellent imperial stout. BVery (11461) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2017
Tap at The Mayor. Dark inky pour with a brown head. Roasty, a little ashy. Dense palate. Terrific. MetalNHopHead (2269) - 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 (1125) - - 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 (26430) - 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 (15973) - 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 (1920) - Bled/SF, - JAN 17, 2017
[email protected]Ratman197 (15624) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2016
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.
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.