mezr (57) - California, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Inky black with a moderate brown head that dissipated over the next two minutes. Nice lacing on the glass as I drink this. Aroma is first chocolate, then a mellow roasted coffee takes over. Hint of caramel. Lightly bitter, full body and thick on the palate. A little sticky. Very nice, but just short of great. If only a couple of it’s traits would have been more aggressive, especially in the aroma, this would have easily been a 4+ for sure. That said, it’s very enjoyable and I think would be easy to drink for someone who is not accustomed to imperial stouts. 10% ABV, but no hint of alcohol at all. I’ve read other reviews that said this was rather boozy. But those were likely other versions of this beer that are brewed in whiskey and rum barrels as special editions. Trust me ... the alcohol is completely hidden, which to me, in a beer, is a good thing.
WillRunForBeer (724) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Aces and Ales. Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, slight booze. Taste is nice and roasty, coffee and dark chocolate bitterness. Smooth.
TaktikMTL (5843) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées avec une pointe de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées et de chocolat avec une pointe de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Torréfaction en arrière goût. (Rating #5831)
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
looks a little light, feels a little light but is oh do smooth. Malted chocolate, coffee, currants and hops. Nice beer but not elite in a crowded field,"
NeoHippie2 (1033) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy if Homer321, thanks again! Black pour with a light tan head. Aromas of roasty malts and notes of coffee. Flavor is sweet roasty malts upfront with notes of coffee. Not anywhere near as complex and robust as I was hoping for. Not bad though.
BeerSkull (1308) - SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle). I found mainly flavorings from roasted malt and alcohol in the fragrance and in the taste when this beer was tested. But the tasting was done after several other beers so my taste buds were probably slightly weary.
78samh (150) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint from E9 is dark black with a creamy tan head. Cocoa and coffee aromas. Taste is rich roasted malts with hints of coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Very smooth finish with little burn for 10%. Exceptional impy stout.
jcnielsen (2187) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with off white head. Burnt, roasty, malty, coffee aromas and flavors. Pretty average imperial stout.
Changed (360) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber that is 6 months past due. $4.99 at FLBC. Pours black, small tan head. Aroma is licorice, roasted malt, some chocolate and coffee. Moderately thick, moderately low carbonation, creamy, roasted finish and bittering, dry finish. Flavor is much like the flavor. Perhaps more chocolate in the flavor. Alcohol is apparent. This rating could mean jack-squat based on the past-due date, but for $4.99, 10%, and 90+ rating, I think I’ll be going back for some more, thank you very much.
pivo (2571) - GERMANY - AUG 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet Black motor oil color. Licorice nose. Huge black coffee taste. Complex with spices and salt. Whaffting alcohol after the swallow that burns the lips like whiskey. Wow.
YogiBeera (2480) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice pitch black color with a burnt sienna cushy head. Wonderful roasted coffee nose, sticky . Nice smooth coffee milk chocolate taste, well balanced and rolling down