prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was at Festival Foods in east Appleton, in the case. I thought to myself, they’re definitely talking winter solstice, but I’d better pick it up anyway because I can store an Impy and see what it’s like come February when it’s actually more appropriate to drink this style.
5 minutes after I get home I crack one open :)
Rich aroma of coffee, cocoa, a little nuttiness. Flavor is strong, with a lot of different tastes running around. It’s busy but good, and the presence of alcohol taste (bourbon maybe?) reminds me not to drink them all in one sitting.
And so the other 5 go into storage till winter.
johnnymusky (401) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
liked this one easily drinkable....very smooth stout...yummy..........................
kraddel (4167) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours very dark brown , good brown head . Smell is roasted malts,coffee . bit of oats . Taste is intense roasted malts , in all its prime . Oats, coffee , bitter chocolate in hints . Aromatic dark malts, roastyness . Simple ( In the meaning of no extra tricks , no barrel , no additives ) Yet very damn good . Which is super impressive to me . Personally , I’d like a way thicker mouthfeel , but tastewise it is spot on
GenDV138 (2166) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Black with thin tan head. Big coffee on the aroma right off the bat along with some chocolate, caramel, subtle dark fruit. Tastes of dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, roasty notes, hint of dark fruit. Full body with a dry finish. Tasty.
Mittenator (1478) - Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep brown with a dark head. Dark plum and raisin with dark malts and some boozy heat. Bitter and thin with a metallic aftertaste.
FestDecBeet (319) - - JAN 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Look: pours a dark black. Great dark brown sugar head.
Smell: heavy chocolate. Chocolate cream. Low meaty flavor. Roasted malts.
Taste: chocolate. Nice roasted malts. Slight bitter coffee. Bitter dark chocolate. Vanilla.
Feel: nice dryness. Love the bitter. Medium carbonation.
Overall: great beer. Nicely balanced.
First drank: home 1/17/15
nimbleprop (5317) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a murky black with some cloudy, off white head. Nose has creamy sweet oats, malt, molasses, brown sugar, some distinct yeast, some black pepper. Flavor has sweet oats, brown sugar, caramel, molasses, pencil lead, a little chocolate cake. Full bodied finish.
outlawskies (455) - - NOV 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Julie says it is very nice. It is very sweet malt and very smooth. She gives it a 3.6.
kambei70 (716) - - NOV 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This smooth, creamy stout and a crackling fireplace are the perfect answer to a wintry evening in Wisconsin. The rich coffee flavor compliments the "warm, fuzzy feeling" you get from the abundant alcohol. Formerly a winter seasonal, named Satin Solstice.
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mstrcrwly (386) - New York, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter..dark with a thin tan head..aroma of coffee,roasted nuts,malts..dry,malty..not an imperial stout..the name is definitely misleading..underwhelming.
RobertDale (3849) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, malt, and alcohol. Taste is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and bourbon barrel. Worth the money.