fidelis83 (2168) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slick black pour with a 1 finger, creamy to soapy tan head, that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma of big grainy roast, nutty notes, toast, caramel, a little toffee and hints of chocolate and light roast coffee. Flavor is again, big on grain roast up front, toasted oats, then some roasted nuts, a little campfire char, smoky dark chocolate, earthy grain, nice light roast coffee notes and a light minerality that crisps it up for the finish. Medium body, creamy, slightly goopy (oats, maybe?) entry, leading to a cream, slightly chalky middle, light to medium carbonation and off dry, sort of floury, chalky finish. Really tasty stuff overall, I really like the nice, grainy flavors, leading into the expanded roasty notes. Quite a nice depth for a 7.5% Impy Stout
DCLawyer (1798) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->snifter thanks GenDv138. Dark brown with moderate frothy lite tan head. A: malted milk balls, chocolate. T: roasted malts, oats, cocoa, coffee, toffee. Decent.
miyauchi38 (707) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
GIJOE (924) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black. Thick dark-brown head. Nose is chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is somewhat bitter. Slightly dry finish. Medium carbonation. Good beer.
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mbgrayson (617) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma of malt and coffee. Taste is similar: rich and dark taste of coffee in a good stout. Not as complex as some, but still a solid thumbs up.
tkrex (3) - - APR 19, 2015 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Compared to other imperial stouts, it's okay but not great. Good chocolate flavors, for once not overpowered by coffee. A bit thin feeling for an imp stout, but some might reckon that's a good thing.
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Leighton (13853) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at chriso’s post-GBBF shindig 2014 - London. Pours deep brown with a foamy, tan head. Dusty chocolate abounds in this one, coloured by notes of earthy bitterness, dark sugars. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes with cheap-tasting chocolate. So so.
northropfrye (2613) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark body, creamy off-white head. Had some elements of an Irish dry stout, though sweeter and the body was certainly more lively than, say, a Guinness, though I was reminded of that beer in some ways.
JonnyMadison (77) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Great aroma, malty and rich. The taste is complex, the malty bitterness balanced nicely with the creamy smoothness. Great imperial stout and not too thick or sluggish.
johnnymusky (546) - 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 (4539) - 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