markwise (4098) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle courtesy of hamilton23. Cheers, Steve! Pours a nice obsidian color with a tan head. Nose is big earthy peppers, some chocolate, earth, cinnamon, and spice. Flavor starts with roast then goes to earthy peppers, slight cinnamon, baker’s chocolate, and some earth. Medium in body and lingering earthy peppers in the finish. A nice imperial stout overall.
dhunter151 (402) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Pours jet black with a brown head. Strong coffee flavor, chocolate, roasted malt, molasses, brown sugar, warming alcohol. I didn't get a whole lot of cinnamon. Good stout.
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SDalkoholic (2003) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Pacific Liquor: Created a thick cushion of foam head which took several minutes to finally crawl back down leaving behind a dark blackish brown liquid. Aroma was faint with only the most minor whiff of roast malts and a bare minimum scent of cinnamon. The drink is mild with a bitter sweet taste of roast malts that give off notes of chocolate, but the spice flavor delivers more of a profile than my nose was able to find. Extremely balanced stout and it sort of stunned me to remember that this is actually an Imperial stout—alcohol has been masked and hidden nicely.
GT2 (7105) - Riverslime, California, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Urge Gastropub. Pours inky black with coffee foam. Wispy lacing. Nose is spicy chocolate, blueberry, cinnamon, dark dessert. Taste is mild plastic, spicy dark chocolate, strawberry, sugar. Palate is a bit dusty and dry. Mild paper. On the right track.
Sask89 (389) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours pitch black with a nice mocha head. Aroma is heavy in coffee and chocolate with some black liquorice notes and obviously cinnamon, which smells vaguely like spiced rum. Taste is rich and sweet, but balanced by a long lingering bitterness. Full bodied, good carbonation, and thick on the palate. Overall an exceptionally nice and unique imperial stout.
Geokkjer (5027) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of molasses, roasted malt, caramel and nuts. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, molasses, caramel and alcohol. Medium to full body, average carbonation.
yngwie (11779) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 22oz. It pours a more or less black body, topped by a dense, finger-thick light tan head. The aroma has a touch of spices, cooked vegetables and some higher alcohols, but most of all there’s roasted malts, cocoa and dark chocolate. There’s roasted malts and bonfire hints in the flavor, it’s quite dry on the palate, yet there’s a flavor of residual sweetness. Spice hints, dark chocolate and coffee. Long finish with lots of dark flavors. It’s certainly a nice one, a bit rough and unclean in the aroma, making me thing I liked the barrel aged habanero edition better, but I see I rated that a bit lower. Would’ve been nice tasting all editions side by side. 130822
Meilby (5573) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 650ml @ Hotel Room, Hacienda Hotel LAX, El Segundo, CA
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, cinnamon, alcohol and licorice. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, chocolate and licorice finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
JPDurden24 (1384) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. There is some chocolate, cinnamon and roastiness. Very tasty!
bhensonb (9861) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours very dark brown/black with a 3 finger foamy tan head. Aroma is Mexican chocolate. Full bodied. Flavor is cinnamon/chocolate. With a lot of smooth burnt malt. The finish is even stronger smooth burnt malt - burnt enough that this isn’t really all that sweet. But it’s not dry. Cinnamon seems to stick to the end. It’s a good one.