Bill Becker (2007) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 1, 2017
From Dec 2007
I got this bottle in a trade with leftmindedrighty. Thanks Aaron!
This beer pours from 12oz bottle a very dark brown with some reddish hues and a nice 2 finger head of offwhite foam that recedes but is never less than a solid 1/2" layer and it has a lot of good sticky lacing.
The smell is all fruity and chocolaty with good roasted malt notes.
The taste follows the nose. Big roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruity goodness(plum and black cherry), toffee, a slight hop bitter/sour note near the finish and the actual finish is a mix of the fruit and roasted malt. Yummy! It's really easy to drink as well as the abv is very well hidden. The mouthfeel is silky smooth and the carbonation is light but ample for this example of the style. Very very tasty....what a brew!
Thanks again go out to Aaron for throwing this one in for our trade! blipp (9904) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, and some lighter floral hoppy notes in the finish. Good stuff. jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2013
‘07-12oz bottle @Paul’s Blind Stout tasting-thin tan-mahogany. A-roasty med malt-some ashy. T-roasty med malt-some ashy, peat.
ben4321 (6830) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Location: Bottle at Paul’s Blind Impy Stout Tasting, 1/5/13
jtclockwork (17634) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Aroma: The nose has some chocolate malts, roast, fruity notes, and a little oxidation
Appearance: This one pours a medium-dark brown color with a small tan head
Flavor: Taste-wise, the chocolate stands out, though there’s some mild oxidation too
Palate: The body is medium (light for the style), with a soft carbonation, and smooth feel
I thought this was a decent beer, but it felt as though the age may have hurt it a bit. Still though, it was pretty solid.
Bottle at Paul’s "Blind" imperial stout tasting. Pours cola brown with tan head. Nose and taste of sherry, drugstore chocolate covered cherries and baked bread. Medium body.
GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2012
355mL thanks to ryan. Pours a clear cola with weak retention. Bubbles. Nose is dark chocolate, malted milk balls, sharp chocolate mousse. Taste is dense dark chocolate, sharp cinnamon graham cracker, marshmallow. Wow- very delicious. Palate is dense, clean, hoppy balance.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2011
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of sweets, liqurice, caramel and weak dark fruits as prunes and blackcurrant. A flavor of sweets, liqurice, prunes, blackcurrant and weak bitterness in the finish. brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 15, 2011
A: The beer pours a dark brown color with a creamy tan head.
S: Very oxidized. Almost sherry- or port-like. Big dark fruits and a bit of booze. Some dark chocolate and a lot of roasted malts. Not too much roast or oatmeal character.
T: Lightly roasty with a lot of dark chocolate and some noticeable alcohol--almost like a chocolate liqueur. Some dark fruit flavors like prunes and plums. A little bit of cardboard oxidation.
M: Medium to full in body with a low to medium carbonation. Really heavy on the tongue.
O: Some good things to it, but some negative ones as well. And, too boozy. Ungstrup (38941) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2010
Bottled. An unclear red-brown beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, over ripe fruits, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet malty with lighter notes of roasted malt, over ripe fruits, and alcohol, leading to a dry, fruity, and roasted finish. tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Not a great beer at all, not terrible, I wouldnt buy it again. I was expecting substantially more. tasted like your run of the mill american stout stepped up a notch.