Filed under: Imperial Stout (snifter), Southern Tier | Tags: bitter, black, burnt, chocolate, coffee, hoppy, long, nice, opaque, orange, persistent head, quiet, resin, roast, sand, sharp, simple, strong, volcano
Purchased at: Joe Canal’s Lawrenceville
Size: 22 fl oz
Estimated Calories: 400 C
RateBeer Rating: 99
Aural: quiet opening, quiet carbonation, simple pour
Aroma 10 out of 10
Malt Aroma: chocolate roast coffee
Hops Aroma: earth resin citrus
Other Aroma: wetness
Notes: Amazing presence of aroma – reminds of the scent of a smoking volcano about to go.
Appearance 5 out of 5
Head Retention: persistent
Notes: An amazingly appropos appearance. Deeply coffee inspired.
Flavor 10 out of 10
Malt Flavor: roast coffee, nuts and ashes.
Hops Flavor: earth resin orange
Other: just amazing dark depth of burnt flavor.
Notes: dark, coffee, dark roast, sand, delicious
Palate 5 out of 5
Sensation: creamy drying warming
Notes: amazing palateexcellent, delicious, and finish – exactly what you’d expect of both a great coffee stout and a Southern Tier bomber.
General Impression: 20 out of 20
Personal Taste: loved
Notes: A Favorite – obviously I love hoppy, dark stouts – and this one does not disappoint. What an amazing flavor and color and aroma, and finish. 8 stars.
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