PhillyCraft (4528) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap and bottle. Pours a deep, mahogany brown with a thin, sudsy, quickly fading head. Aroma of chocolate, sweet malts, barley, cocoa, pepper, and dry hops. Full bodied with a thick, peppery palate. Smooth, yet slightly warming finish. I really enjoyed this beer on tap, awesome smoothness in the mouthfeel. Great Imperial stout from Ballast Point.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque black with a tan head. Rich roasted caramel apple aroma. Deliciously sweet roasty smoked caramel apple flavor. Thick with medium carbonation. Really enjoyed this one!
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber pours heavy dark black with a reddish head. Aromas of liquorish chocolate nib some coffee burnt hop resin and some smoked pine. Flavor is bitter and creamy flavors of bitter cocoa alcohol some hop resin. Body is creamy and full finishes very bitter
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from peteinSD, thanks man. Aroma has notes of coffee, bitter chocolate, peat and stinky hops. Very dark brown that sits black in the glass. Small foamy tan head that almost fully diminished and left no lace. Flavor is medium/heavy sweet and heavy bitter. Palate is full bodied and watery with an average carbonation. Overall an average impy that needs a larger malt profile to balance out those Colombus hops.
DrSilverworm (9098) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Opaque black color. Nice, thick foamy light brown head. Good lace. Light carbonation. Big body, great chewy texture. Very nice roasty chocolate coffee aroma, very good through the finish, with enough aftertaste to make this a great sipper for savoring the delicious bittersweet flavor. I really enjoyed this.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from thome50, I believe. Strange aroma with raisins, soap. Taste has a bunch of coffee ashes, some figs, plums, and astringent in the finish. Taste is similar to aroma. Blerg!!! This is not my thing, but John Rothman really likes it.
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of dcschiller. Poured black obviously. taste was bitter chocolate and malt. Coffee was present, but not over bearing. It had a hop bite, but again, not too much. The 10% was not noticable at all. Very velvety smooth mouthfeel. I liked this a lot. Thanks Dave
keanex (1639) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into an Engish pint glass from a 650ml bottle undated.
A: Pitch black body with a dense tan head that leaves a mess on the glass, good retention.
S: Faint roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and a slight raisin smell. Rather bittersweet.
T: Intense, lots of flavor going on here. Dark chocolate up-front with a raisin fruitiness into a roasted coffee and a slightly smokey finish. Bittersweet.
M: So thick I could chew this.
O: Bold and intense, but I recommend splitting a bottle.
blipp (7342) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasted malty aroma with dark fruits and dark chocolate. The flavor has roasted malts, light fruity hops, and chocolate sweetness. Pretty good.
keepersj12 (2985) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
As the label suggests, coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted malts balanced by just the right amount of hops to make it all come together perfectly. A great beer from one of the best breweries.