mcberko (17825) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2012
On tap at Naked City, pours solid black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and oatmeal. Flavour of metallic-tinged roasted malt, subtle chocolate, roasted malt and toasted bread. Full-bodied, with an above-standard flavour profile for the style. Leaves something to be desired, but well-made and solid. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Black color with lasting tan sheen. dark pit fruit, dry chocolate, tobacco, black licorice aromas. medium body, average carbonation. sweet dark fruit flavors with dry chocolate, tobacco juice, black licorice--good Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2013
Out of a 22. Pours a dark black with a small tan head. Smell is slightly sweet and roasted. Taste is dry with a late sweet hint. Roasted malts linger on the tongue. pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2013
On draught at Bailey’s Taproom, bourbon barrel aged. Opaque dark brown color. Aroma is dark chocolate, oat, and bourbon. Taste is roasted and toasted grains, dark chocolate, and woodsy bourbon. Mouthfeel is a little watery considering the style. Finishes with some toastiness and alcohol. troopie (2341) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Should an imperial stout smell like bubblegum? Bottle with black pour thick beige head. lots of lacing. Full aroma, of bubblegum. Big bodied, roast, chocolate and malty songs. Malty finish. Sip it, it’s not bad. But should an imperial stout smell like bubblegum?
Bookseeb (137) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Appearance is a very dark ruby red having minimal head and lace. Smell of lightly sweet and roasted malt having a dark fruit and hop note. Taste has an overall mellowness having a light balance of sweet, roasted malt and hop with no hint of alchohol. Mouthfeel is medium - light having nice carbonation for the style. An easy drinking imperial stout. slowrunner77 (12043) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 10, 2017
Near black. Grainy nose and flavor shows a little abv, which is weird for an 8.5%er. Dark fruit, roast malt and cocoa/anise. OK overall, lacking for an impy. IndianaRed (4617) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 26, 2015
On Tap Black with a small tan head Classic dark orast aromas, Some chocolate and caramel in the flavors. A little metallic at the very end. harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
pours black coffee with short lived mocha foam which falls to a sheet of the same for a few dozen seconds. Nose is rich malts, oats, coffee, dark chocolate, some fig and graham. A slight note of rye bread. Flavor is a little less appreciable. Coffee, dry cocoa, graham, toasted grains and some dried figs. A little bit of licorice when cold, but as it warmed, this dissipated. Full bodied with moderate carb and a dry finish. Drinkable, but not something I will make a second purchase on.
Serving type: bottle
08-08-2012 jgb9348 (6250) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thinnish, fast-dying brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, molasses, anise, licorice, alcohol and a bit of coffee. Full-bodied; Strong rich malt flavours with some cereal, alcohol, grain, oak, metal and a bit of earth noticeable. Aftertaste shows the anise and malt the strongest with some nice molasses and deep sugars right behind. Overall, a decent beer that absolutely isn’t anything special, but has some decent flavours and it’s body is okay. Nothing complex, but an average to below-average Imperial Stout, for sure. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Made in Oregon (PDX Terminal C) in Portland, Oregon on 05-May-2015 for US$5,25 sampled at home in Washington on Christmas Day, 25-December-2016.