thunderhops (219) - Vermont, USA - JUN 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours jet black with very small head that dissolves into a tan ring. Aroma is complex and seems to change as the beer warms but you get licorice, malts, chocolate, coffee, alcohol. Taste is similar to the aromas, complex is an often used term but it applies well here. The alcohol is well hidden for over 17% but it is there. This is an excellent Imperial!
crosamich (430) - Naples, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
canít believe this is 17%-alcohol is very well-hidden. chocolate, sweet, woody, bourbon takes back seat, smooth and so good.
Peacehammer (512) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured at exactly 55 degrees. Thick, roasted black color, with about one finger of chocolate head. Amazing aroma. Velvety oatmeal, deep chocolate and coffee, booze, oak and vanilla are all present. Extremely thick, but surprisingly smooth. Tons of bourbon, and deep strong chocolate and coffee. this is amazing. Finishing burn of alcohol that lasts. Iíll have to grab a few more bottles to age.
rhsiung (340) - USA - JUN 21, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
couldnít walk by publican without going in, and couldnít see this on the menu without trying it. glad i did. brown, pale, roasty, clove, light, thick, rocky, creamy, leaves, hazy, ginger
curly (2395) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours thick black with a small brown head. Aroma of molasses, alcohol, leather, tobacco, dark fruit, brown sugar, tobacco, pretty sweet smelling overall. Taste follows the same suit, more sweet than anything, not as hot or bourbon tasting as expected, but still packs an alcohol bite. Texture was thick and oily, almost syrupy, some light smokiness and dark chocolate bitterness. Will be better a year and a half from now.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, with HUGE thanks to Doodler. Drank out of my new favorite glass: Minneapolis Town Hall glass. Pours deep, opaque black, thin tan head, poor lacing. Nose is big bourbon, massive treacle, molasses, fudge, and creosote. Flavours of big bourbon, very sweet, big vanilla, somewhat boozy, even following on the heels of the Dogfish 120. Big, brash, bourbony, and boozy. A take no prisoners, offer no apology, "Fuck You" Imperial Stout from Avery. They could have dialled down the alcohol quite a bit, but otherwise a phenomenal stout, that all the Berliner Weiss Hipster Mafia will delight in hating. I have a beard, I ride a bike, and I still love this.
Bacterial (467) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black, not super thick, but still hard to see though - perhaps a reddish tinge in there. Very thin tan head. Nose is chocolate and sweet booze. This beer coats your mouth in sweet bourbon stout goodness with a very nice lingering heat to remind you that this beer does not fuck around. Quite nice!
savnac (2126) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from deftim13, thanks a lot for this one. Black with a decent tan head from a fairly hard pour and boozy legs. Huge aroma of bourbon/alcohol, dark chocolate, liquorice, ashy oak and some sugary toffee. Flavor is great balance of boozy bourbon heat, bitter chocolate and roast with some sweet sugary malt. Full body that is slightly cut down by the high ABV with decent carbonation for such a big beer. This is an awesome beer, very hot right now but I like a good hot beer. Kind of reminds me of a BA Mephistopheles.
hallinghansen (1352) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Trade from Doodler, thanks man. To celebrate my 3 year wedding anniversary and rating # 900. Pours black with a medium brown head. Aroma is chocolate, liquorice, coffee, roasted malt, booze. Flavor is liquorice, dark chocolate, booze, vanilla, burnt caramel, bourbon. Very complex. Medium carbonation.
jcos (1203) - Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 6/8/2012 at SAVOR 2012. Pours a dark black with faint red head. Aroma is strong, roasty, bourbony. Taste is similar, very strong beer. I only had a smaller pour, and Iím glad as SAVOR can be a long night. A well done beer but as I canít even imagine splitting a bottle of this two ways, my overall rating will be lowered.