ben4321 (4097) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 10/5/14, Bottled 1/21/14
Aroma: The nose is heavy roasted malt, burnt/ash as well, with licorice, dark chocolate, and smoke
Appearance: Pours a pitch black color with a small, frothy brown head leaving plenty of spotty lace
Flavor: Dry/ashy/smokey malt flavors up-front, roast and chocolate notes lead to a mid-sweet middle palate, and it finishes with a boozy flavor that drowns out the earlier ashy and sweeter malt flavors
Palate: The body is medium, leaning toward full, with an average carbonation, and a dry, hot finish
This one has quite a bit going on. Thereís three distinct components of this one that seem to work pretty well in collaboration. Thereís a nice flow from the ashy/smoke to the sweet malts and into the boozier finish. It is drinking pretty nicely right now. Definitely worth trying.
kevinator (1060) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice. This bottle was before the name change.This brewery does imperial stouts well. Roasted and sweet malt essence. Almost pure black with light brown edges. Small and quickly dissipating head. Fluid and oily but not too thick. Roasted malt and hops up front with a finish of coffee and vanilla. Chocolate too.
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"A little light in color for an imperial stout, otherwise pretty great all around. The addition of smoked malt to the already complex stout takes this up a notch. Cofee, cocoa , bittersweet and slightly smokey. Nice brew."
zeke626 (433) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, pours an opaque black body with a dark brown head. Aroma of cocoa powder, coffee, molasses, and smoked meat. Taste is similar although much smokier. Smooth and thick on the palate. Dark chocolate finish.
Shark_Pants (266) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours inky black with small tan head that rapidly recedes to a film. The smell is a very rich and creamy mocha, molasses, vegemite, vanilla and charred meat. Taste is just as rich - sweet molasses, dark chocolate, light coffee, dark fruits, vanilla and finishes with charred steak bitterness and dryness. Like liquid velvet in the mouth. This is really, really good.
kidobutai (422) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yes please! Poured from a bottle. Great beer, chocolate aroma and even more in the taste. Mocha and chocolate.
mike5326 (1021) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium tan head. Sweat malt aroma. Medium body with a sweet pepper malt flavor and a medium finish.
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Luvystypotables (799) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of coffee and chocolate, ebony color with no head. Taste of coffee and espresso. An oily feel with a bitter chocolate finish.
Hansen (6888) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated as Vampire Slayer. Dark brown, with a light brown head, lasting. Soft, roasted aroma, chocolate notes. Some laqurice too. Sweet flavor, more laqurice-notes. Soft and creamy.
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. An opaque black beer, with a large, frothy, lacing, mostly lasting brown head. The aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, cocoa, roasted grain), with notes of smoke, alcohol, vanilla. Th flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Full body, velvety/creamy texture, soft carbonation, long finish with moderate bitterness, moderately alcoholic. It doesnít add anything in terms of originality in the crowded world of Imperial Stouts, still I canít deny that itís almost perfectly executed, hence the high score. Very good looking laces and pleasant mouthfeel, with the smoke adding a little depth.