muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2016
Un-Muzzling Olde Muzzlehatch Ratings, #12. Vermont Brewer’s Fest, July 2008, sample 4 (draught). Jet black with just a touch of head...nose is initially very sweet, chocolaty, hints of vanilla, eventually a bit of oily leather...very sweet, thick and decadent body, chocolate milk or nougat, with more than a touch of booziness to finish. Those who need their Imperials to be hoppy and finish dry need not apply here; I liked it. Slubgob (341) - West Hartford, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle into pint glass. Deep coffee color, very modest tan head. Typical stout creamy roast nose, hint of alcohol and prunes. In the mouth very low carbonation. There’s a kind of argument between the roasty malts and the dried stone fruits that just ends in a draw, with neither dominating and the end result being curiously muted. Finish is breif. Unremarkable -- not bad, but neither is it that great. boozedude (2229) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle shared with pals on deck at club w...brownish pour with chocolate malt goodnesd...goid puboflyons (3496) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2013
From a growler obtained at the brewery. The pour is deep black with little to no head. But the server told me it would be low in carbonation. The aroma is of dark malts, some dark fruits, yeast, and sweetness. No chocolate or coffee that I picked up. The body is a little less than medium but it is very smooth. Sweet taste with low bitterness. Alcohol very-well integrated. It would be easy to over indulge. alexsdad06 (10812) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle shared with the group (6/2011, notes). Pours brown in color with a small off white head with floaties. The aroma had roasted malts, chocolate and some coffee. The flavor had roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, brown sugar and a strange acidity that distracted. A bit thin for an Imperial stout.
shigadeyo (3790) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Viper666 (3289) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2013
6/07/2011: Trout River Knight Slayer... Aroma: BBQ chocolate. Appearance: Deep ruby brown color; beige crown. Flavor: Semi-sweet chocolate; rich brown sugar; good flavor. Palate: Medium-bodied; smooth. Overall: Decent drinking, but nothing special of unique.
12 fl. oz. bottle shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #21 for this beer.
Dégustée en fût au Farmhouse Tap & Grill à Burlington, VT. De couleur noire et opaque. Nez de grains de malt rôtis, léger de chocolat noir avec des notes de café ainsi que des traces de petits fruits foncés et de caramel. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture aux notes crémeuses. Léger goût de chocolat noir avec des petites notes fruitées (petits fruits foncés) ainsi que des traces de réglisse noire et de chocolat au lait (faibles traces lactiques) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un goût de malt rôti avec des notes de caramel brûlé puis en finale l’on retrouve un léger goût de café avec des notes de houblon herbeux et quelques traces d’alcool. Post-goût moyen-long et aux notes sèches, légèrement amer de rôti, léger de chocolat noir avec des notes de café et de houblon herbeux. (12 mai 2013) budznsudz (584) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2012
I’ve been sitting on this for 8 months or so. The aroma is pure chocolate and dark roast coffee. The taste is datk espresso and cocoa rounded out by a healthy dose of hops. For a plain imp stout, this is pretty nice. AdamChandler (5181) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Dark brown. To black. No head. Smell bit of smoked as caramel malts. Some dark malts but weak. No scent at all. Pretty weak. Taste - some sweet cane syrup. Some bit of cinnamon and barley flakes. Minor bit of hops. Roasted malts. Earthy and a small hint of dark fruits. 50/50 carbonation. Slick mouthfeel. Medium to light body. Lingering smokiness. johnnnniee (4408) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Pours a solid dark brown with faint garnet highlights when held to light. Smallish tan head shows decent retention with minimal lace. Smells of coffee and roast with a hint of caramel. Smells nice, but has a dry Irish kind of feel to it. Taste is roasty and coffee with a bit of butterscotch and some mild dark fruits and licorice in the finish. Creamy smooth mouthfeel, moderate level of carbonation with a medium body. This is a fairly tasty beer, but its a stretch to call this an Imperial Stout. Foreign Extra or American stout would have scored much higher.