ibrubeer (209) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft @ Barley’s, CMH. Light roasty aroma. Black color w/dark tan head (dissipates fairly quickly), with good lacing. Flavor is a little sweet, light roast w/a little chocolate & light bitterness. Full bodied & smooth. Overall a very drinkable RIS!
ads135 (3563) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I actually preferred the St. Joan’s. Lighter than I would’ve expected. The roasted quality has a bitter finish. Tried in Columbus in 2015.
ARH (863) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, poured into a samller glass. The aroma is a milky, rich chocolate with notes of coffee as well as a smokey character. It pours a dark, opaque, deep mahogany brown color with a dense bubbled, medium thin ring with a wispy surface and a light lace. The taste is a medium high sweet and bitter combination. It’s a thick, creamy, and sticky texture with a soft fizz carbonation. The medium full malty body contains smokey notes and a slight ash quality with coffee and lots of chocolate. It finishes surprisingly clean with notes of chocolate and nuts.
DialSquare (3523) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Smokehouse. Brown pour, tan head. Sweet chocolate, bittersweet, roasty, coffee, yeasty, dark fruit. Little on the thin side. Bitter finish. 7.0
Strykzone (5626) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the brewpub. This is almost black. Roasted flavor arrives first with anise, chocolate, and fruit after. Grains and big malts give this plenty of body, flavor, and interesting stuff. Quite nice.
DrSilverworm (8708) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster on tap at Barley’s. Dark brown color, kind of clear. Thin tan head, leaves good thicker lace. Good bigger roasty flavor, some coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit. Light tobacco. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick. Some might say it’s slightly thin compared to other imperial stouts. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Very light bite on the end. Decent imperial stout... Good assertive roasty bitter hoppy flavor on it, good earthy hop.. Could use a little more malt and body though maybe. First impression is better than the last. Wears a bit.
magikarp (15) - - MAR 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great for a tiny brewery. A bit light in terms of body, color, taste, and abv for an RIS, but very tasty. Chocolately.
chinchill (3128) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Barley’s Smokehouse #2 in Columbus, OH.
Brown, near black, with a very durable light brown head that coats the glass upon tipping.
M: Medium body with proper, low carbonation.
Well hidden 7.6% ABV; Only the slightest bit of booziness.
Sweet up front but mildly bitter finish which continues to build into the aftertaste.
Some smoky peat; no fruit; a bit more hops than usual
alexsdad06 (7107) - Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Barleys (notes). Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki head. The aroma and flavor had roasted malts, chocolate, mild sweetness, light coffee notes and a hint of fruit. It doesn’t taste or feel all that imperial, but not a bad beer.
AmEricanbrew (6377) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with tan head. Dark chocolate, coffee, licorice aromas. medium body, creamy, soft carbonation. Nice dark chocolate flavors with deep roast malt, coffee---tasty stout