alassio (74) - USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was surprised to see an íImperial Stoutí in this price range, so picked it up. It makes sense now. I guess Iíve been spoiled by malt monsters, hop hammers, and alco-whores, but this one is thinner on the palate, dryer in the malt, and tamer in the hops. Itís not all that well-integrated either. But I suppose you notice things like that when youíre not slapped in the face by the flavor, mobbed on the palate by the texture, nor gob-smacked by a sumptuous finish. Just not my style, I guess. The other 5 bottles in the pack might be sitting in the fridge for a while, as other things clamor for attention.
Mittenator (1440) - 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 (289) - - 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 (5295) - 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 (698) - - 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 (372) - 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 (3789) - 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.
DuffMan (7148) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared around the table at Revolution Brewpub. Dark brown with amber highlights. Chocolate, ashy roast, thinnish body, bitter finish. Weíve had a lot of great beers tonight, and this didnít really stand up. Simplistic and thin for an impy stout.
slowrunner77 (6165) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
iím goin a little against the grain here - i was prepared for a light sissy version of an irs, though all the CW darkees iíve had so far have been great. i was surprised that the beer looked brown as it poured (but closer to black in the glass) and the feel was a little thin for the style, but just a little. the flavor and aroma were huge, and fitting of an irs. lots going on...licorice, bitter coffee, malted milk chocolate, heavily roasted malts and dark fruit. warming despite the lower abv for the style. not elite like some of their others, but quite good. thanks yet again John. underrated on this site."
mansquito (3686) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, soy sauce, hints of anise, and some roasted malts. The beer is not too heavy or too extreme, and it is not likely an imperial stout either, seeing as the alcohol is a mere 7.5%. That said, it is a nice bittersweet beer with a pleasant body and excellent balance.