A: Definitely deep brown color. Nice full foam of soft bubbles that were light khaki color. Fairly quick dissipation of most of the foam, but a decent ring hung for awhile.
S: First is pine resiny aroma, but then it's hard to get past and define what else is there. Working hard at further detection, a little toasted biscuit....but after that I'd just be making shit up.
T: Pine and hop resins. Not much sweetness nor is it overly bitter. Citrus tart without a specific fruit coming to mind. Medium mouth feel and appropriate carbonation.
O: A totally style bending brew. My buddy's and I argued whether or not this should be more correctly classified as a Black IPA. It was hard to isolate individual flavors, partly it's because the beer is really nicely balanced. If I had a knock, it's that could use a bit more complexity of underlying flavors. A unique brew to sort through, but a very good one. No question that I would have this beer again.
Aroma: Hoppy, which isn't to style.
Taste: It tastes good, but it tastes hoppy. That's not to style, but I still like it. Chinook and Simcoe? The hops over take the Stoutyness. Are we sure it's not a Cascadian Dark??? Medium body. Hoppy finish.
Slight solid lace, a caramel brown color.
Don't get me wrong, I like this beer, but it's a Stout? And Imperial Stout? Again, are we sure it's not a Imperial Cascadian Dark?