alassio (81) - 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 ’Imperial Stout’ in this price range, so picked it up. It makes sense now. I guess I’ve 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. It’s not all that well-integrated either. But I suppose you notice things like that when you’re 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.
GuenSmith (18) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle with approx 1in of thick caramel head. Notes of coffee, chocolate, oats, and toast. Poured dark brown, chocolate to coffee color with good carbonation. This beer tasted like it smelled with chocolate and coffee notes leading to a toasty oaked finish, a very pleasing beer.
DCLawyer (1866) - 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 (743) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
GIJOE (927) - 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 (622) - 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 (13985) - 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 (2775) - 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 (84) - 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 (563) - 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..........................