bhensonb (10805) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro draft at the brew pub as Nitro Black Bart. Didn’t seem all that imperial. Black color with a creamy tan head. Aroma is rather mocha. Flavors are coffee and chocolate; dark roast/toast malt; something of hop bitter. Finish is very smooth. Went quite well with prime rib.
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Encinitas Ale House. Black pour with a dense tan head. Typical aromas of the style. Roasted malt, a bit of cocoa powder and ash, some earthy hops. Perhaps a hint of smoke. Certainly coffee. Flavor is bitter coffee, earthy hops, and roasted malt. Light cocoa powder and smoke. Dry finish, somewhat thin on the palate. Average.
Sammy (8406) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro at Rattle n Hum. Whipped up black coffee and cream appearance.Lots of lace. No overt fragerance. Creamy mouthfeel as expected, and notes of chocolate. Decent stout, not too dry but not too complex.
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Dark black beer with a thick creamy nitro head. Really lovely looking pint. Aroma is deep and cocoaish. Dark roasted coffee and a light sweetness through the middle of the palate. Lightly earthy bitterness but with a nice cocoa/coffee complexity. Sweet with a soft milk chocolate character. Long roasty finish. Tasty stuff.
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Blackish beer with a light tan head. Nice malty, roasty, chocolate aroma. Chocolate and sweet malt flavor with light roast. Medium bodied. Chocolate and sweet malt lingers with a bit of light lactose sweetness.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 2, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
An imperial stout? What the...!?! Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Faint chocolate aroma. Watery palate. Chocolate taste but a fairly one dimensional beer. Not as bitter as expected for a dry stout.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at BT. Pours a black body with a tan head. Light coffee body with a roasty dry coffee nutty aroma. Hint soc chocolate. Dry and thin bodied with some light fruit. not bad.
jredmond (5260) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Rattle N Hum in NYC. Pours a pitch black with small brown head. The aroma is slight roast. The mouthfeel is slightly watery. The Flavor is roasted coffee beans with a smooth finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a nice deep dark brown almost pitch black with a nice nitro lasting head and good lace. Aroma is nutty toasty, good full chocolate and a nice light fruitiness. Flavor is toasty, good roast- light coffee, and good dark chocolate with almost a nutty chocolate fruitiness- light dry acrid slightly acidic finish. Nice dry stout.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro at the brewpub. I agree with the previous rating in the sense that I had no idea it was an imperial stout. Opaque black in the glass with a creamy tan nitro head. Smells of dark chocolate with a touch of roasty coffee. Flavor is similar with a hint of anise. Full bodied with a smooth mouth feel. Pretty tasty.