StevieT (204) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2013 Super dark, thick, strong and quite creamy. Lingering sweet coffee and chocolate aftertaste. I could drink a lot of these!
DrewFace (236) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep dark black, opaque color with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee/roast. Big roasted malt, dark chocolate notes, alcohol is present but blends well with the big body and flavors.
GTAEgeek (940) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taste at the Brick Store Pub. Pitch black color, with a small, tan head and good lacing. The aroma is bittersweet chocolate, toffee, some light earthiness and some savory spices. The flavor is very sweet, and lightly bitter, with no abrasive roasted notes. Heavy body, creamy, and very smooth. This is a great, delicious, and easy-drinking stout.
Bebum (137) - - NOV 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Full body, intense roast flavors, silky mouthfeel with assertive sour and alcohol character that persists to the finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Alextricity (375) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
$2.19 single bottle poured into a shaker pint (the good glasses were dirty!)
Appearance: As to be expected for the style, pitch black. A pretty dark brown head sits on top, and is about a finger in height. Dies down fairly quickly. Some really nice lacing for the first half of the glass or so, which I wasnít really expecting. A pretty great looking beer. Carbonation is surprisingly high on this beer, and you can see quite a few bubbles streaming through.
Smell: Dark chocolate, roast, coffee... some of the usual suspects from such a beer. Surprisingly sweet aroma. This also has a tinge of alcohol in the aroma. Dark fruits come through a little bit as it warms, but not much.
Taste/feel: First thing I noticed was the carbonation -- itís actually pretty high, and I wasnít expecting that at all. Thereís a pretty full body, but itís not as thick as some other RISís Iíve had. Thereís a bit of booze flavor, and a slight warmth. Alcohol isnít entirely well hidden, but I donít expect that in an Imperial Stout. The thing I like most about this beer is, well... a lot of things. First of all, like I said, I appreciate that it isnít syrupy thick/sweet. I get that in some of the critically acclaimed RISís, and I donít like that too much. Additionally, although the smell isnít something you probably havenít smelled from another quality RIS, this is just that, a quality RIS. A lot of chocolate, coffee, and roast in this, and it makes me want to dive in. As much as I like this beer, I was expecting a bit of a chocolate bomb given the name. Thereís definitely a chocolate presence (especially in the aftertaste), but not as big as I figured there would be.
An excellent RIS that could easily be year round... the price is also damn hard to beat. One of the cheapest RISís Iíve purchased, and nearly the best.
Miked1687 (465) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle to glass. Black pour with a thin Brown head that settles around the edges. Nose is bitter fudge, quite boozy. Taste is sweet up front- chocolate cake, some booze, dark roasted maltiness. Full bodied, smooth, mild carbonation.
Fancy_Clown (12) - London, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely amazing beer.
Nose is Thick and boozy definite , milk chocolate notes come through.
Appearance: Jet black with thin tan head.
Taste: Dark fruits, Leather, Bitter black chocolate, Roasted coffee beans.
Mouthfeel is syrupy, milky and thick. Amazing.
Overall one of my favorite beers and a staple I like to round the night off with.
bth122 (1031) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at HOTB. Dark thick pour. Black color. Medium head. Cocoa and smooth roasted malts. Smooth throughout. I thought alcohol was more hidden than what most say. Creamy texture. Medium bodied. Very good. Would get again.
sodakotakid (212) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours black with a minimal tan head. This stout has strong dark fruit flavors and burnt dark malts. There is a mild bitterness and roasted flavor, this stout is very dry and the alcohol over powers the semi sweet chocolate taste.
Rifaldo (10) - Torello, SPAIN - NOV 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Imperial stout de cos suau, aroma a cacau i xocolata. De sabor no molt intens i un lleuger gust dels llķpols al final, tocs de xocolata i regalŤsia. Una stout correcte pels q no busquen gustos molt intensos