gregwilsonstl (1228) - Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 vintage. Dark as oil. Thin tan head. Opened to celebrate last fish fryday of 2014. Hot. Coffee beans. Can’t drink too much.
coachd (240) - Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this one a few days ago. Imperial Stout is my favorite style, and this is a great one. Wonderful aroma of bourbon, oak and hops. The booze also comes through in the flavor, but not so much that it makes it sweet. Reasonably priced compared to some other highly rated stouts. This will become a go-to for me.
gripweed57 (854) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Joe Canal’s in Lawrenceville, NJ. Opaque black color. Creamy tan head is small and lingering. Mild coffee aroma. Smooth, silky roasted malt flavor. Thick and luxurious mouthfeel. Notes of espresso, licorice and treacle. Resiny hops in finish, along with vanilla and prunes. Big, bold and delicious.
John25 (872) - 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 (223) - 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 (694) - 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 (1199) - 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 (414) - 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 (813) - 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 (2490) - 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.