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.
fidelis83 (1793) - 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
GuamVice (62) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Pours deep black with medium tan head. Coffee vanilla dark chocolate aromas. Very creamy/smooth mouthfeel with lots of dark milky espresso flavors and not too strong of bitterness. A little lighter bodies than u expected from the looks. Almost no burn. This one is dangerously easy drinking. Great balance of flavor and truly represents an imperial stout NOT on steroids.
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sawbuck (237) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma of toffee, vanilla, molasses, and some coffee. Ebony in color with a thin dark tan head. Sweet complex flavor up front. Very sweet up front, Followed by bitter chocolate, and a stinging bitter finish with a hint of alcohol.
Cousin_Larry (215) - - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The signature of this brew is its smokiness. Itís a decent imperial - not overpoweringly bitter or too much of an alcohol taste despite its rather high ABV. Not my favorite style but a pretty good offering within the category.
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[ As Central Waters Satin Solstice Imperial Stout ].
[ Trade by StFun ]. Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, bourbon, alcohol, light vanilla. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, alcohol, chocolate, coffee, sweet malt, light oxidide. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. 
becksgenius (110) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 pk from woodmans in Appleton. Great Winter beer, now a keeper. Heavy on the malt, coffee and cocoa. Right amount of alcohol to balance it all out!
jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Loads of coffee and chocolate all up in this beer. Very good, Iíll be buying a decent amount of this this winter.
DrSilverworm (4738) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, thanks to nuplastikk. Very dark brown color. Appears mostly black in the glass. Thin light brown head, leaves good thicker lace. Nice, bigger bitter taste, minimal sweet. Big heavy roast malt, light licorice, molasses. Some coffee and slight molasses in the aftertaste. Medium to bigger body. Slightly thin, not on the same level of chewiness as my favorite imperial stouts. Lighter carbonation. Good flavor, but could use more of a full, chewier body. Seems to be missing something. Light, maybe, for an imperial stout.
jkwalking05 (3392) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Nearly black in color with a good sized beige head. Aroma is of sorghum syrup, brown sugar, light notes of vegie matter, and roasted malts. Taste is of roasted malt, molasses, toffee and cocoa.
travita (3652) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The look is dark, brown in color, thin beige head. The taste is malt, chocolate, chalk, veggie, molasses, and ok. The smell is malts, molasses, sweet, green pepper, and eh.