John25 (696) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted malt with a spice note. Chocolate taste and light coffee. Not bad. Very enjoyable.
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Weezel (213) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smoke, chocolate and leather perfume out of the glass. Little head and a not quite pitch black color. Taste is a slight hit of hops that leads into the dark malts and some more of that smoke flavor. Roasty and clean with a little but of an alcohol burn. Good stuff.
Mep3222 (581) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy and roasted malt aroma. Flavor is slight sweet with a coffee aftertaste and a sweet finish. Enjoyable imperial.
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beerfest5 (1163) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A punch in the face Imperial Stout. Espresso, dark chocolate, roasted nuts, some hints of vanilla. Pours a dark oily black, no light showing through, tan head that dissipates quickly. Full mouthfeel, carbonation is just right. Leaves the flavor on the tongue like oil. Very well done.
deaconmike (399) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Taco Mac. Nearly jet black with a creamy mocha head. Roast, coffee and heavy chocolate aroma; vanilla and dark ripe fruit notes. Very sweet - chocolate and ripe red fruit are prominent flavors. Finish is somewhat dry with a mild hoppiness. Body is full and creamy. Very good imperial stout.
RickTStiles (788) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours inky black with a creamy tan head and solid lacing. aroma is coffee, vanilla and chocolate. taste is much the same with a stiff hop character and a well balanced quality overall. finish is long and a tad boozy but it doesn’t completely give away its high abv. excellent, refined beer.
Inbreak (2432) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 09.02.2014, 0,65l bottle (2012 vintage) @ home, courtesy of RobertDale:
Big slightly brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is rich and slightly sweet, licorice, chocolate pudding, dark malts, coffee, dark sugar, soy sauce, caramel, hints of dark fruits. Taste is slightly dry, cough syrup, spicy raw licorice pastilles, alcohol, hops, dark malts, burnt caramel and coffee, dark sugar. Longlasting mild bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Nice one, but I think it would have been even better with some years in the cellar.
HIGHB4LL (656) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taster at Avery’s. Appearance: black color, smaller brown head that lasts, good lace. Aroma: coffee, roast, citrus, chocolate, light floral. Palate: full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Taste: rich bitter-sweet dark chocolate taste. Overall, very good and very worth getting a hold of if you can.
ModeEngage (152) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2014 Bomber. Pours opaque black with moderate fluffy tan head that laces. Smells of maple, wood, and vanilla. Drinks sweetly with an alcoholic bite and mild lingering hop bitterness. Medium to full bodied. Tastes of booze, maple, wood, and bourbon.
Lukaduke (2374) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep goopy black color with a trace of khaki foam. Nose is sweet chocolate syrup, vanilla and some boozy dark fruit and roasted chocolate malt. The palate is sweet as well. Big boozy chocolate sauce with underlying nuances of vanilla, fig. Slick almost oily mouthfeel. Good but just doesn’t all come together into a harmonious beer.