pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2008
growler thanks to the man craig.....an almost black pour with browning along the edges. a thin film of tan head rested on top....chocolate malt and a burnt roastiness made up the nose.....flavors of roasty rich chocolate sweetness with a medium body and mouthfeel....this one has a lot of things going for it but nothing really sets it apart for it to be a standout. an extremely solid imperial stout in my book. holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2008
Growler thanks to pantanap for sharing this at "An Evening with Growlers at Patanaps 3.5 ... " That title is too long. Pours black with a brown head. Roasty nose. Bitter chocolate and touch of yeast. Creamy flavors. Medium to full body. Roasty, chocolate, sweet with a long bitter roast finish. Really tasty. Whew thanks Kan, I think Iím done. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2008
a few big samples from a growler from pantanap. big thanks boy! pours very dark with a creamy tan head. nose is very roasty with chocolate. flavor is very roasty, chocoalte, along with some piney hops and caramel. medium body and this is very smooth. reminds me of Ten Fidy but not as big a body. I donít think this is doing anything new for the style but itís balanced, roasty, chocolaty, and bold enough to be right on and so tasty. i wish i was still drinking it. thanks kan. ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Growler Swap 1.0 R3. Growler courtesy Cbkschbert for this excellent RIS. Pours black with tan head and spotty lacing. Roasted malts and toffee on the nose. Velvety Mouth-feel with nice espresso flavor up front. Bittersweet chocolate and toffee on the backside. Definitely some nice warming qualities here. Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2008
This growler was brought to the fordest tasting by wetherel and shared between fordest, padrefan98, toncatcher and of course wetherel. It pours deep dark darkness with a tan head. The aroma is roasty and burnt malts with some sort of oatmeal-ish twang in there too. I also get some nice chocolate malt notes. The taste is rich and roasty and sweet bordering on luxurious. I get burnt malts, chocolate malts and roasted malts. I love the rich mouth feel. Very nice brew. Thanks wetherel.
juiceisloose (1473) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2008
Courtesy Dragonsout. This one was handbottled and poured a nice black color with a thin tan head that disappeared quickly. The aroma was really nice of dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, and some caramel. The flavor folwed suit with the dark chocolate and coffee bitterness up front with the roasted malts and caramel flavors coming in next. The flavor on this one is really good. The roastiness, chocolate, and coffee blend together just right. This was medium to full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel that was very smooth going down with a nice warming feeling and bitter finish. This was really easy to drink as it had the right amount of roastiness mixed in with the chocolate and coffee. Iím glad I got to try this treat. Thanks again Brian. DragonStout (1416) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2008
Handbottle from cbkschubert. Poured a nice black color with a small almost virtually not there head.Poured kind of thin but the carbonation held up.A nice chocolate and roasted nose.A smooth texture, almost creamy going down.Flavor is roasty, chocolate and some caramel. The finish was warming and slightly bitter.Thanx Craig. padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Growler shared at fordestís tasting. Very good considering it was a couple of weeks old. Great tasting stout. fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Growler shared with wetherel. Lots of roasty chcolate aromas off this dark dark pour with a pretty decent tan head. Flavors were more chocolate and a bitter coffee finish. Pretty darn tasty. Thanks john, and thanks to Craig too. wetherel (1880) - Cupertino, California, USA - JAN 5, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2008 Growler from cbkshubert. Thanks Craig! Had the growler sitting in the back of my refrigerator for two weeks before opening it at fordestís tasting. Tried at fordestís tasting with ibrew2or3, fordest, padrefan98, toncatcher, and others.
The growler was filled to the rim, and tightly capped and wrapped extensively with electrical tape. The beer still had plenty of carbonation, but a beer like this doesnít need any. Heavy body and pitch black color with small bubble 1 finger tan head. Caramel sweet roasty malty goodness. Very delicious.