pinkzambia (2069) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 13, 2017 tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at source. Black pour/tan head. Poor retention/some lace. Aroma is tangerine/grapefruit, light chocolate/roast. Taste is sweet, chocolate, roast, quite bitter, orange candies, citrus. Palate is soft, oily, bitter finish. More of a black DIPA than imperial stout. Good.
Bottle from Crown Liquors: So unique. With a title like this, we should have saved it for the solar eclipse. Giant amount of hops which changes the character of the stout. Big points for uniqueness. IndianaRed (4936) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 12, 2017
Bottle share at PinkZambias. Feb 19 ’17 Black with a thin tan head. Classic dark roast, some coffee and bitter chocolate. The main thing here is all the hops. A hoppy imperial stout. Very tasty. jackl (8287) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle thanks to deyholla! Deep brown with a small head. Big and oily. Some acrid char and surprising accents of anise. Dark chocolate. Some coffee. deyholla (12021) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle. Pours near black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of roasted malts with dark grains and a hint smoke underlying. Flavor has a nice slightly smokey roasted malts with some grass, dark grains and a pine bite supporting. Bacterial (3040) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Dark black pour with a slight head. Malty and a bit of molasses. Roasty and big, bitter and hoppy.
thomashall (999) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Bomber shared at tasting. Dark pour. Aroma is like a black ipa. Taste starts that way but something balances it out, really well done. JK (6252) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Black. Faiy well hopped af dry. Roasted malt, earth, chocolate, and a little coffee. Thixk, heavy palate. BVery (11221) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle shared - thanks! Very dark pour with a beige head. Damn near a black IPA - lots of pine. Plus roast. Very good. Panzuriel (2333) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Appearance: Rich black brown. Finger of tan smaller bubbles.
Nose: Bittersweet malt trending toward a touch charred. Just a bit of cocoa. Earthy and notes of resin and spruce.
Taste: burnt molasses and dark cocoa. Again earthy with resin and pine hops. Bittersweet fading to bitter and a touch more dry.
Body: medium to fuller. Soft carbonation. smooth
Parting thoughts: A hoppy Imp Stout that works. Nuianced and complex. Very good.
screigh (749) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2017
Pours a black with a very thin tan head. Sticky lacing. A dark fruit and hop aroma. Roasty and a powder cocoa flavor. Bitterness seems more like a dark chocolate than a hop bitterness.