ColovianTrader (352) - - FEB 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really surprised by this one. Poured a bit thin and smelled perhaps overly roasted. But the flavor was really good and that forgives all sins. Heavy roasted espresso with delicious dark chocolate. A bit nutty. Smooth feel.
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25th January 2012
Opaque black beer, pale tan head. Softish palate, crisp and minerally edge. Minerally dark malt, not heavy, roasty or bitter. Mild tangy fruits in the undertone - orange and darker fruits. Cocoa powder chocolate dominates before the minerally dry finish. Pretty light for it’s abv and with good flavour!
Nejhleader (1277) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark black color. No alcohol taste, but no other remarkable tastes. Went down easy with a bit of a chocolate roast taste. Good, but I’d go with a different imperial stout next time.
nuplastikk (4742) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Alchemy. Opaque brown-black with a steady beige head. Surprisingly mellow for the ABV. Chocolate, coffee, cocoa. Has that Nestle Quik flavor thing going on, a touch of chalkiness. Really nice, think of it as an imperial chocolate stout.
cbfobes (2596) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle thanks to northernbrews, thanks Jeff! Pours black with a very thin tan head and a little bit of lacing, aroma is really sweet with just a little bit of chocolate, the flavor is really sweet with a ton of malt and just a hint of chocolate in the finish, the mouthfeel is pretty light, the abv comes through a little, not completely terrible.
kassner (1385) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As bad as conniption was , this is a great beer. Dangerously smooth and no hint of te alcohol content, lots of chocolate and full mouth.
demmbonz (606) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz to snifter in trade from @jimmeekrek. Black but not completely opaque. You can see some brown while pouring. Nice roasted malt aroma. A hint of booze in aroma and flavor. Lively carbonation that bites a little more than I prefer but this is a very nice Imperial.
jgb9348 (4891) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a very fast-dying light brown head. Aroma of cherries, tons of chocolate (55% cacao), robust nuts and earth, vanilla, peat, soap and even a bit of soy sauce - crazy complex. Medium to Full-bodied; Nice malty flavour with some fresh fruits, a bit of raisins, a lot of lactic notes, some vanilla and and a bit of an oaky and whiskey flavour at the finish. Aftertaste is quite complex with a good pit fruit flavour, some chocolate, a lot of roasted malt and a good smoky and peat finish that shows well. Overall, not as full-bodied as most in the style, but showing good flavour complexity still, and definitely worth trying if you can find it. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 28-April-2011 for US$2.79 sampled at home in Washington on the evening the Tigers won the ALDS (in 5 games over Oakland) on 11-October-2012.
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Pours black, moderate foamy light beige head, nice lacing.   Looks fairly good.   Sweet ashy cocoa on the nose.   Make that big time ashy cocoa.   Very ashy on the tongue, semi-sweet, cocoa and bakers chocolate.   Not a soy or huge roasted malt bomb.   This is 11% ABV?   Not a big beer, fairly moderate.   Huge dusty/ashy cocoa and bakers chocolate on the tongue.   A little chalky on the backside.   Not hoppy, not heavy with soy, not roasty at all.   This is an interesting one in that its got lots of semi-sweet cocoa, bakers chocolate, with some ashy and chalkiness like no other.   Interesting beer.   Thanks Kevin for this one!
jkwood04 (4242) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, light beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some chocolate and light coffee, doughy yeast, and some floral hops. Flavor the same, with a nice chocolate finish. Average to smooth texture. Not the best of the style, but a good beer.