podey (497) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at Goerge Keelyís NYC. Pours pitch black with a mocha head. Taste is incredibley smooth: coffee with very little bittneress. Velvety smooth. Some chocolate notes but coffee is the main flavor and aroma here. A really terrific beer.
Sevenlee (887) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours totally black with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, licorice and some alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and roasty leading to a dry roasty and bitter finish. Beautifully smooth in the mouth. Yeah, itís pretty much one of the best beers Iíve ever had!
SSSteve (3380) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. black with quick brown head. alcohol brings a sweet fruity note to the aroma. also notes of dark chocolate. the coffee comes in big time in the flavor with notes of dark chocolate and red grapes. medium full. not overly hopped...it lets the malts and the coffee up front. moderate carbonatio and a light hop addition are key to a great imp stout!
knickskicks (497) - - MAY 24, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Good god. How the hell is this a shelf beer? Viscous black pour, beige head that fades away. Nose is rich coffee, dark chocolate, sweet malts. Taste is huge dark chocolate, espresso, rich malts. Initially sweet finish with rich dark chocolate covered fruits followed by a rich black coffee bitterness. Sticky, nearly full mouthfeel. Enjoyed this much more than the BA version.
Gramoit (252) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
So very very excited for this beer! Pour: Jet black, Big creamy tanned head. Lots of coffee on the nose, with some vanilla. The more I drink this beer the better it gets, at first mostly coffee was tasted but vanilla starts coming in more and more with some dark chocolate. Hides the alcohol incredibly well. Top class stout and must let this beer warm up before you drink.
StoutDr (4) - Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is by far one of my favorites. I wish I could get AleSmith in Virginia! very smooth but large mouthful. Bold flavor with no bitterness.
dctriman (37) - USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a great beer. Amazing you can find it pretty much year round in Arizona. About perfect levels of carbination and viscosity. Love the barrel aged and Kopi Luwak versions too.
Ataraxia (161) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost black, frothy tan head. Sweet aroma of chocolate, black coffee, roasted malt, caramel, and hints of dark fruits. Smooth, moderately boozy, full-bodied, and much more bitter in taste. A little too much carbonation. Finish is long and bitter.
Superman75 (10) - - MAY 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Underbar stout med smak av kaffe o choklad.....12 procent men man känner inte av det, perfekt........
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napdynmite (12) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My hopes were probably unrealistic after finally finding this top rated brew. I did enjoy it quite a bit but it wasnít quite the transcendent experience Iíd expected. There were some metallic elements I didnít like and the mouth feel was a little weaker than I expected. That being said, it is a very good beer.
kbudd19 (97) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle. Huge thick black pour with plenty of thick tanned head. The smell is exactly what you would expect, thick black coffee, roasted malts, chocolate and so on, for sure smells BIG!. Up front there is big hit of roasted malts, aftertaste is coffee and black licorce, one mean stout...AWESOME