blipp (9691) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 5, 2009
Bottle. Pours near black with a tan head. Nice roasted malt aroma with a touch of chocolate sweetness. The aroma has loads of semi-sweet chocolate, which is very nicely balanced with roasted malts, and a nice light hoppy bitterness. I’m surprised to see this rated so low, I guess it’s not an overwhelming palate killer like some imp. stouts, but it’s a very drinkable and the type of beer that wouldn’t scare away someone new to craft beers. A winner in my book. mkokodyn (3) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2010 does not count
full body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, chocolate, coffee, roasty, resin, leaves, earthy, black, oddly brownish-tan to tannish-white head. zryanz (14) - - FEB 19, 2012
Got it at bolingbrook golf club the nest. Good winter beer. Very dark. I would drink again putdatinurpipe (5) - - DEC 15, 2012 does not count
This is an extremely dark, toasty stout with flavor that knocks you off your seat. The color is about as black and dark as they come, and at 9.1 ABV you will not regret it. BT (127) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Just an overall excellent rendition of the imperial stout for everyday celebration.
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mcnealc31 (258) - Elida, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Pours like it should. Black with a dark brown head. In love with the aroma, charred wood, vanilla, and dark fruits. Surprisingly smooth and creamy. The flavor isn’t bludgeoning, but what is there is tasty and well balanced. Deep roasted malt, burnt marshmallows, and eventually toffee.
Not the biggest Imperial Stout out there, but quite tasty. Quaffable, to say the least. DonKi11uminati (80) - , Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2013
I quite enjoyed this imperial stout. It has a malty, roasted aroma and the palate is satisfying without being too heavy. It’s also not too sweet. It’s not quite as sweet as many imperial stouts, which makes it different but still enjoyable. Travlr (26065) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2013
Draft. Almost blsck, brown head. Aroma pf chocolate civered espresso beans. Taste is rich dark bitter cocoa and burnt espresso. Delicious. harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Thanks to dhren1979 for this extra!
Poured from crown capped bottle to NB Globe.
Says Lot 3190 on back of bottle, not sure what this means.
A: Black, soily ale drizzles to the glass and excites a nice single finger of mocha head. This head dissipates in a couple minutes, but is easily reintroduced with a quick swish of the stout. Scattered sticky lacing.
S: Inky, industrial, smokey. Sweetened cocoa with a nice blending of licorice, roasted figs, dates, cinnamon. Intriguing and brings me back in repeatedly.
T: Very malt forward. Coffee, cocoa nibs, cinnamon. The beer has a nice creamy taste. The finish is long, and gradually keeps me coming back for more.
M: Low to no carbonation in mouth. The beer is thick, creamy and viscous. This beer makes me think of Wilcox farms Chocolate milk in body.
D: This was such a wonderful surprise of a beer! If you can get your hands on this, give it a go.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2011 dutch23mp (317) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2013
for an imperial stout very smooth and the high Alc content is really hidden. Just a really good crafted brew. High marks for the overall taste and after taste on this local brew