madmitch76 (15855) - , 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 (1261) - 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 (4674) - 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 (2336) - Quad Cities, Iowa, 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 (1362) - 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 (579) - 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 (4819) - 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 (6298) - 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 (4125) - 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.
Ratman197 (10106) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of roastiness, coffee, bitter chocolate and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of milk chocolate, vanilla, light coffee and light roastiness with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.