keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured deep black with a thin medium brown lacing of head. Aroma was soft chocolate with a hint of smokiness. The mouthfeel was fairly prickly in carbonation, but this isn’t a complaint seeing as how some find most imp stouts to be too "flat". There was a silkiness in the sip that made me think of many oatmeal stouts. It was silky smooth, but not creamy, if that makes sense. The flavor was roasted cocoa and dark fruits, with a hint of Irish Car Bomb flavor (sweet coffee cream like in Bailey’s, a woodsy bite reminiscent of a nice whiskey). Not nearly as intense as a Bell’s Expedition, but definitely an imperial stout that I’d recommend to anyone.
Niko100 (1923) - Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, cocoa, & coffee; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, dark chocolate, caramel, some hops, and coffee; Dry finish; Nothing overly complex - but pretty decent.
123123123 (1) - - JUN 23, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
black, tan foam, brown foam, caramel, coffee, nuts, roasty, chocolate, medium bitterness, medium sweetness,creamy, lively, long finish,
GJF (1217) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Lincoln Wine Bar. Pours deep blackwith a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt--a bit of burnt toast. Breadish and chocolate. Bitter and roasted malty finish. A little syrupy in the finish, but nice roasted chocolate malty brew.
TXBadger (1217) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good, easy drinking stout. Lots of coffee and cocoa on this one. Very smooth.
fluffy (1465) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A decent enough stout, but I've definitely had better. Was a little thin and one dimensional. Good not great.
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ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle purchased at John’s Grocery and poured into a snifter at home. Black appearance with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruits, licorice, molasses, chocolate, caramel, and earthy hops. Similar flavor, strong, dark and rich, medium sweetness, mild bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation, kind of dry with a light bitter finish.
ReeceG (49) - Iowa, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
first offering from central waters, this is a solid brew it doesnt have the thick rich body stouts normally do but it still has a roasty/ slightly chocolate taste in many stouts. it is quite insanely drinkable and would not be too hard to take down a 6 pack despite its 7.5%abv
boozedude (1662) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle shared with Jeremy, pitch black pour with thin kacki head, aroma is light coffe, taste is coffe, some chocolate, I like it! YAY!!!!!
bbrock81 (304) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Not bad as a beer in general, but not a good imperial stout at all. Weak for even a standard stout, much less imperial. Generic weak roasted aroma and flavor, with little to distinguish it from any other stout. No discernible bitterness or hops, no specific malty notes, just nothing. Generic and not worth purchasing.
Dfonorow (1327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Chicago Beer Festival 2014. Pour is black with a small tan head. Aroma of faint cocoa and roasted malts. Flavor is similar - coffee roast, light chocolate, peat. Finish and mouth-feel are thin and creamy.