Gription79 (2426) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Big chocolate, roasted malts with dark stone fruit, spicy hop notes. A few hot alcohol notes. A good creamy mouth feel. A great stout.
ljstephenson (249) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - JAN 15, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours clear dark brown with a large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is malt, roasted coffee. Flavor is moderately sweet with chocolate, mouthfeel is velvety, soft carbonation. Finish is sweet with only moderate presence of alcohol. My absolute favorite Imperial Stout,
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Aroma has heavy chocolate and coffee. Black pour with large tan head. Slightly drier than most imperial stouts. Bitter finish with lingering coffee. Very excellent beer
edgallow (2572) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2012 750 ml pours black with a tan head. Aroma of smoky malt, cocoa and coffee. Taste is also coffee and cocoa.
dzimm27 (136) - - JAN 11, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours dark black with thick brown head. Aroma is dark and malty, chocolatey. I am surprised there is not as much coffee in it. Taste is thick and rich with a slicht acidity at the end. Not really smooth, but smooth for a stout. I like it for a stout, but I don’t really care for stouts.
Dogbrick (9113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thankfully shared by a friend, as I dropped mine on the garage floor a few months back. The beer pours black with a medium dark brown head that recedes steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Roasty malt, coffee and dark fruits in the nose. Full-bodied with a roasty character of malt and coffee, along with notes of chocolate and a touch of spice. The finish is chocolatey malt with an espresso aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a beer! Big foam that you could probably walk on if you were so inclined. Black as pitch with a mouth filling effervescence that keeps this beast in check. Dark fruit, dried fruit, chocolate, cocoa powder, nuts..... Delicious.
benpickens (425) - Camarillo, California, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an inky black with ample head; tobacco and espresso notes; off-dry with moderate amount of hops in an oily palate.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a dark chocolate brown that appears black in the glass with a two finger, frothy beige head that very slowly fades into a lasting cap/ring. Sporadic streaks of lacing left behind.
Slightly smokey roasted malt aroma with a subtle earthy hop presence that counters the dark malt and chocolate. Hints of dark chocolate, toast, rye, oatmeal and some dark fruit.
Thinner bodied than expected, slightly watered down with soft carbonation up front and a deeply roasted malt character that provides a lingering bitterness. Hints of burnt toast, oatmeal, dark chocolate and coffee bean. There’s also some rye sweetness along with some subtle dark fruit notes. The ABV is well masked but this beer is a bit one- dimensional and boring.
Krotkruton (7) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2011 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2012 Smoky, chocolaty, and quite strong. Kind of resembles a porter, in my non-expert opinion