Joshua Norton Imperial Stout - The Tap Brewing Company
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3.94/5 rDev 0%
Bottled October 2011 so 2 years old.
A: Pours a nice pitch black with a tall, dense and frothy medium brown head. Head fades out slowly with moderate little touches of lacing. Decent retention though.
S: A little smoke and char backed up with a little sweet chocolate. Not bad.
T: Hmph. Nice balance of smoky char, milk chocolate and even a little coffee. Sweet milk chocolate in the middle. Coffee really shows up in the finish with a little bittersweet chocolate. Lingering smoky aftertaste.
M: Medium-heavy, smooth.
O: Time seems to have been nice to this one. Pretty mellow flavors but well well integrated and superbly balanced. Just a scootch too much smoke for me but I'm smoke-adverse in general. Most people would probably call it a perfect balance.
10-14-2013 03:54:49 | More by Dope
District of Columbia
3.53/5 rDev -10.4%
22 oz bottle, label notched N/11.
Pours a thin dark cola mocha with a bunch of suspended garbage in the liquid. Thin, bubbly khaki head with good retention and minimal lace. Roasty nose, dark fruit, slight rubbing alcohol, berry, bittersweet coffee. Soft milky body, low carbonation, dry roast finish. Flavors have smoothed out, starts bittersweet, slightly fruity before a sneaky hot finish with char and roast. Getting boring with age it seems.
09-08-2013 17:06:21 | More by yourefragile
4.04/5 rDev +2.5%
A: Pours a pitch black color with a minimal mocha head that dissipates to a small patch in the middle of the glass, a fine ring of bubbles surrounds the outside of the glass.
S: Typical of Imperial Stouts, dark roasted malts, chocolate, notes of coffee and dark fruits, some toffee and a slight amount of toasted maltiness.
T: Much like the nose, dark roasted malts, dark fruits (a little bit of fig and date) with chocolate and a nice finish of coffee.
M: Slick but flavorful, a lot going on here. Light amount of carbonation, well suited for the style.
O: Delicious. Definitely worth a buy again. A very drinkable beer.
07-25-2013 22:43:47 | More by Daktyls
Joshua Norton Imperial Stout from The Tap Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.