rondphoto (3629) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque black color with a good brown head and fair lacing. Taste is mostly strong roasted caramel malt. There are hints of chocolate and coffee, but not at all strong like one encounters in American strong stout. There is alcohol bittering at the finsih. Overall, a filling, but excellent brew. High recommendations.
jsr (26) - Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma: Robust scent of caramel, roasty chocolate and coffee. Appearance: Opaque black, pours smooth with creamy tan head. Taste: Sweet, creamy with strong chocolate notes, also coffee and nutty notes, with a strong smoky finish. Palate: Full bodied, average carbonation, creamy texture with a long finish. Delicious stout. I drank it alone, but I can see how it would be good served over ice cream or with chocolate. A real treat.
moefriedman (34) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark and thick as oil. Smells fantastically of chocolate and oak. Went down smooth with a great coffee, chocolate, smoky feel. Super balanced and could easily take down a 4 pack in a siting(but didnít).
annunz123 (947) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark even by stout standards. Malt, coffee, and alcohol in the aroma. Malt and smoky roast in the flavor. Very creamy mouthfeel.
ChainGangGuy (4714) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours out a dark brown body with thin slivers of garnet at the far edges and capped by a tall, light tan head.
Smell: Moderately chocolaty with a corresponding roastiness ahead of lesser, lighter notes smelling of fruit, spice, and toast.
Taste: A start of dark chocolate, soundly roasted coffee, and with some soft, sweetish caramel included. Small pinch of aniseed. Dark fruitiness of plums and smoked dates. Very slight chalkiness. Particularly subtle German hop character and bitterness. Late-breaking alcohol presence. Dry, roasty finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Fairly smooth mouthfeel.
Overall: Itís nice. No, really, itís nice. But, can I have the BIS instead??
Gription79 (2791) - 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 (250) - 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 (3411) - 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 (137) - - 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 donít really care for stouts.