jimmack34 (632) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours black with a brownish orange head. Smells of dark chocolate and coffee. Tastes of cocoa, dark chocolate, and tobacco ash. Body is too thin and watery, but the flavor is pretty good.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bert Grantís Imperial Stout --1996 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0)
Bert Grantís Imperial Stout--1998 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Rich in flavor and not too thick in texture. Best of Bertís brews. Some of his hops even show up strong enough to tantalize the palate.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iíve had this one for a coupld of years, definitely a weak IS, Load of chocolate flavor, deep brown yeah that goes away. Body is kind of thin, though. Itís alright
Ughsmash (6911) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Many, many thanks to Jeff for digging deep to find this for me! This looks to be an older vintage with a red label (if anyone knows when this might have been brewed, please let me know). Poured a clear, medium-viscosity deep brown with just a few large, loose bubbles of head around the edges. The aroma showed some degredation, but it evolved in a very enjoyable way.. sweeter chocolates, molasses, caramel, and honey accented by drier, dusty herbal notes. The flavor was very sweet with drawn caramel and chocolate at the forefront.. honey, cola, and light coffee round it out on the back half.. sticky and pleasant, but this is where the lighter gravity and age affected it the most. A tad shy of medium-bodied, sweet, and sticky on the palate.. very little carbonation remained. This held up surprisingly well.
RSRIZZO (1839) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2007
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had this beer on 1/8/1998. The color is a deep black, aroma has a sweet malt smell with back tones of coffee. There is little head and carbonation is low. Taste is fair, down fall is that the body is too light. It starts off light and bubbly then goes down with a sharp bitter taste. It doesnít live up to what the lable clames it to be and is not one of the better stouts Iíve had.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: July 02, 1996
Source: wine rack, MD
Appearance: black, good head
Aroma: slight roasted malt aroma
Flavor: flavor with strong wine-like esters and roasted bitterness
Date: October 14, 1996
Score: iii+ to ii
Appearance: black, whispy head, lasting tan head with nice lace
Aroma: just a slight bit of sweet esters in the aroma
Flavor: lots of roasted flavor, no real apparent esters, sweet finish
Overall: much milder than the old stuff
Date: January 17, 2004
Appearance: black, thin tan head
Aroma: slightly sweet roasted malt aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, too much bitter roasted malt character
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
alexsdad06 (3806) - Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Found in cellar. Iím not sure how long its been there. Pours dark with a fleeting tan head. Aroma contains coffee and chocolate. The taste of coffee, roasted malts and some chocolate is interrupted by the alcohol i picked up. I have had impys with double the alcohol content not taste as much. Not as viscous as I would like to see either. Very average.
OStrungT (7) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 16, 2007 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer looks dark with a dark brown head. It looks a little watery. The head dissapered quickly. This beer has hints of coffee and chocolate. It smells sweet. It tastes creamy. It has a sweet taste to it. There is very little alcohol taste to it. In my opinion, that is a defining atribute to an Imperial Stout. This beer goes down smoothly. It is not to bitter. It is easy to drink. The fact that the alcohol content is so low means that you could drink a few. I find myself going for the more malty beers, and this beer is a little lacking. I would probably drink this beer again if there were not any other more malty stouts available.
antzman (315) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Found this at a buddyís house. He said it came from a sampler pack from World Market. No telling how old this one is, as there is no markings on the bottle. Pours a daek black with a small thin tan head. Very little carbonation. The aroma is full of chocolate, coffee. The flavor is a very strong coffee flavor, with a high alcohol taste and over-roasted malt.. I would have thought the ABV was higher than 6% on the flavor alone. A very thin mouthfeel. Not a bad stout, but I would not call it Imperial.
Hoser (367) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2007 Had this years ago at a tasting at TimEís place with Presario and Chinese Hercules. Weak even for a stout thin and lacked body. I will have to disagree with Michael Jackson on this one. Page 53 of MJís GBG. only 469 Classic Brews to go.