blackflag321 (504) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This tasted thin and watery. Picked up vanilla, but no strong coffee, chocolate, malt, hop, etc. None of the boldness or complexity typical of the style.
JPDurden24 (1621) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with an off white head. Aroma is manly vanilla with some cocoa, taste adds some nice milk chocolate flavor to the mix. Pretty good!
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - AUG 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with thin tan head and some lace. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, coffee, Taste follows aromas with a creamy feel and long vanilla, chocolate and dry finish. Very tasty.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from bruisin’ labeled feb 2011 consumed 7/15/11.
pale pour for an imperial...porter brown with a small beige head.
aromas of sassafras soda, molasses, pretzel dough, light soy/umami, roast, chocolate, malt powder and a touch of tartness.
tastes like a dark chocolate covered pretzel...mixed with malt balls, soy/umami/savory and a strange sourness with a bit of roasty and hoppy bitterness on the finish.
it is thin for the style but quite drinkable as it is not sweet or syrupy.
it is really odd/interesting since it hits all spots on the palate...sweet, sour, salty and bitter...just not sure it was intended to do so. 7/3/7/3/13
matt86 (1) - - JUL 26, 2012 does not count
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Caramel, cereal, chocolate, coffee, roasty, earthy, smoke, woody, finish has slight alcohol taste
maxwelldeux (3794) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow. This one is so smooth that I can’t even handle it. Pours super dark and thick with a very minimal head. Hints of chocolate and coffee to the smell and taste. This is a great find.
williamstome (975) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black pour. Sweet vanilla and chocolate aroma, and flavor is similar, very sweet and tasty without being too sweet. Medium, creamy bod. So good!
superspak (2832) - Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled Feb 2012. Pours pitch black color with a nice 1 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some nice soapy lacing on the glass. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, coffee, cola, earth, cream, dark fruit, and light smoke. Some nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of big milk chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, cream, coffee, slight fruit, earth, and light smoke. Very small roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, vanilla, cream, coffee, and roasted malt on the finish for a good bit. Big malty flavors with good balance; and no cloying sweetness. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and thick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming present on the finish. Extremely smooth to sip on. Overall this is a damn nice and very unique imperial stout. A ton of chocolate flavors with good balance; and extremely smooth for being 11%. Really well done effort.
r464 (1944) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark with a thinnish tan head. Very vanilla. Low on the malt, nearly no hops.
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
0.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
One of the few beers I have poured out. Not true to style. Aroma had slight hints of chocolate. Caramel malt taste but color is off. Hops barely noticable.