charule (811) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Ultra dark with golden head that dissipate fast. Dark malt aroma. Strong coffee alcohol flavor. Pretty good
flatmatt (1025) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a nice brown head. Aroma is strong in creamy, roasty coffee. Flavor has significant chocolate and dark fruit with coffee hints. Syrupy palate, with a sweetness that lasts a long time. Pretty solid.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pitch black, mild head. a ton of hop flavor that overpowers the mild crystal, cholocolate and very little roasty flavor. not a good version
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pitch black color with tiny brown highlights and a ring of light brown lace. Interesting aroma of chocolate, and a rich roasted malt. The flavor has the same chocolate and rich, roasted malt but the alcohol is very present too, which I like less. The palate is light and liquorous and the carbonation is gentle. A good imperial stout but it’s too alcoholic for my tastes.
alexsdad06 (4545) - Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample from notes. Pours a dark brown to black with a medium sized tan head. The aroma was roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor had a hefty dose of chocolate, roasted malts, ash, and black coffee. There was a touch of spiciness to the finish. Something about this did not completely work for me though.
artmcd8 (1305) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet malty aroma. Smooth taste. Slight bit of alcohol. Not too close to a RIS. Should be a bit more bitter.
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Gorbalev (2895) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
MBG 06. Dark black, frothy brown head. Decent aroma - alcohol and chocolate, but its pretty mild for the style. Taste - roast, chocolate, lots of hops. Simple, as not near as kicked up a few notches as it should be. Ok.
GregClow (2819) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught sample at MBG 2006 Summer Festival. Thick black pour with a small mocha head. Really odd aroma - strangely earthy/vegetal notes, like something I’d small at the farm, along with the expected dark roast malt. Body is big and slightly syrupy. Flavour is sweet and malty, with nut and chocolate - a bit mellower than I expected to be honest, but that’s OK, I quite enjoyed it.
badnewsbeers (2317) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at the brewery...dark body with minimal head..aroma and flavor full of toasted malt and cooca...milky, yet bitter, they are using an insane amount of chocolate in this beer...spicy and hoppy finish
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 18, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10 oz draught at the brewpub in early August 2006. A light caramel-creme head dies slowly above the opaque body leaving a trace of lacing....deep chocolate nose, bittersweet, offers hints of black currant and prunes, and as it grows with warmth, graham cracker.....rich, decadent, chocolate-coffee body, very smooth with undercurrants of coffee-cake toffee and a faintly burnt character towards the finish joined by espresso and some smoke....alcohol barely apparent....surprised at the lower ratings for this, it worked extremely well for me--better balanced in terms of burnt/roasty vs sweet tones than most; or maybe it’s just the joy of finding a new Imperial in midsummer. Anyway, excellent.