eddycali (3) - San Diego, Alabama, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2014 Pint glass. Light aroma, subtle alcohol smell. Dark brown, thick with dark brown head that runs the outer ring of he glass. Quick alcohol taste hit, molasses sweet and the right amount of bitter, typical in my mind of a quality imperial stout. I like my imperials high in alcohol, that pops the pallet, finishes smooth and this one hits the spot.
thomat (2635) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with a tiny tan head. malty and roasted tones. Malt, coffee, fruit and locorice. Full body with a nice bitter sweet finish.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Schatzi’s. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Roast and cocoa, chocolate and a hint of coffee. Medium bodied, roast and cocoa, warm chocolate. Long roast with a hint of alcohol. Chewy roast.
JDBaker11058 (1573) - Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
appearance: silky near black, with a big, creamy, medium tan head. aroma: milk and dark chocolate, molasses, soy sauce, espresso, herbal hops. taste: dark chocolate pudding, espresso, vanilla, wood, caramel, molasses, soy sauce, slightly citrus hops. finish: fulsome, silky, with boozy heat not shy about joining the party. notes: A big, rich stout. I like them a little more balanced, a little less boozy. Still excellent. Bottle from Sarah for Beerthday 2015.
tbunting75 (25) - - AUG 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Blue 5 in Roanoke, Va. Good roasted malty flavor. Feels a bit thin, with a lot of alcohol coming through.
emusche (73) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouts jet black with a collaring almond ring of head. Aromas of coffee, malt and cocoa. Taste is chocolate, malt, coffee, and a hint of alcohol. Never disappointed with a Ballast Point offering.
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rollerton (185) - SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Ölrepubliken. Very well balanced stout, perfect maltiness and hoppiness. Chocolate and coffee flavours. One of the best beers I have had!
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a tall, lasting dark tan head. Mild aromas of mocha and hint of herbal hops. Simple flavors with a bit of tropical fruit, toasted coconut and toasted malt. Easy to drink with simple flavors. 1/15
RLiddell (59) - Valrico, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle that I had purchased several years ago. Even though the "enjoy by" date was a year and half ago, age has not harmed this beer! Pours an opaque black with a tan head that dissipates rapidly leaving a moderate amount of lacing. Aroma is coffee forward. Taste follows suit with undertones of chocolate, annis and dark fruits. Overall, a very good imperial stout.
stoutchap (421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very nice imperial. Dark brown pour, frothy tan head. Palate more like storm king - on the regular stout end, but flavor is imperial. Roasted coffee and dark chocolate notes. Decent finish. Very drinkable 10% alcohol well hidden.
bobaidan (529) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at hearthstone pub. Pours opaque dark brown, nearly black with a small tan head. Flavor and aroma are coffee, cocoa and booze. Almost tasted oak aged to me, even though it’s not. A very fine stout.