Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with mocha head with a reddish tint on the edges. Nose of toasty malt and berry. Body is smooth and medium. Taste is sweet but weíll balanced with roasted malt. Some bitter dark chocolate in the finish.
BrianDorry55 (361) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber from Knightly Spirits. Pours an intimidating thick oily black with probably the darkest head I can ever remember seeing...looking at it makes me think Marshall Zhukov himself is going to pop out of my Duval glass and kick my ass...Aroma of dark chocolate, toffee, burnt wood, and alcohol. Flavor is like black coffee with just sugar added, some bitter hops, and some alcohol...but by no means too much. Starts a little rough on the palate but ends as smooth as they come. Thick mouthfeel. Overall...DAMN...first Cigar City brew and I cant wait to try the Cedar Aged Jai Alai in the fridge.
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours black with a thin brown head that diminishes to the perimeter of my snifter. Malty aroma has hints of chocolate and expresso beans. Flavor has a dark chocolate sweetness with a roasty creamy mouthfeel. Finishes with a mild dryness. Very flavorful! Paired well with the Kona-Coffee & Macadamia Nut Dark Chocolate I had on hand.
Hoprider (341) - DENMARK - MAR 24, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, nice trick tan head. N: roasted malts. Rally old school well made stout. Slightly fruity, dry licorice and dark chocolate. T: wow! Creamy mouthfeel initially.! Tastes great. Full dessert style.. Dark chocolate cake, roasted malts. Aftertaste is lingering. Good stuff.
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Nice murky black body with an attractive 1 finger brown head. Not much retention but some lace.
Smell: Roast malt, coffee, and as previously mentioned a marshmallow like quality.
Taste: Roast malt, coffee, nuts, espresso, and a touch of sweetness that is really faint. A bit too much astringent bitterness from all the coffee.
Mouthfeel: Heavy body, creamy, and coating! I like it but it could be a bit much for some that donít really appreciate a full bodied stout!
Drinkabilty: Full bodied with an 11.50% abv holds this delicious brew back in this category.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-19-2009
bconch (336) - - AUG 2, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2012 Taken from old notes. 2011 batch. Nose of chocolate and dark fruits. Taste is sweet malts then chocolate. Nice hoppy finish that melds into a final chocolate note. Excellent impy.
Just had the nitro version today (8/30/12) and it is even better. Creamy texture and mouthfeel makes you want to chew it. Delicious.
baggio (333) - norrtšlje, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apperance: Dark as coal with a creamy brown head.
Aroma: Caramel, Chocolate, Roasted malts, Butterscotch.
Flavor: Caramel, Roasted malts, Milk chocolate, Cocoa, Ripe fruit.
Palate: Low carbonation and very high residual sweetness in this one. Smooth and robust.
A good imperial stout that reminds me of 3F Dark Lord because of the big sweetness. Very good stuff.
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Viscous, oily black pour with very little head. Huge dark chocolate aroma. Tons of dark roasted malts, a little coffee, and a faint underlying fruitiness. Taste is full of roastiness. Burnt toast, with some coffee and bitter chocolate background. Has a certain earthiness to it. Some lasting bitterness on the finish. Palate is full and slick, but a little undercarbonated. Really delicious, but Iím not sure it matched up to the hype for me.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2012 Bottle. Pours a thick dark black with an espresso colored head. Aroma is dark cherries, espresso, black licorice, roasted malts, burnt sugar and hints of alcohol. Taste is dark chocolate and coffee. Getting hints of licorice and dark cherries and roasted/smoked malts. On the palate the beer provides a perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness, lingering roasted coffee at the end. Nice carbonation, definitely not syrupy at all. Impressive beer!
grubypawel (322) - - NOV 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@AIBF2014. Pours dark brown with a rich beige head. Lots of chocolate with hints of plum in the aroma. A medium bitter finish.