VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle/22oz - Pours a very dark black/brown in color with a small tight dark tan head. Aroma id strong of dark roasted malts, bitter sweet chocolate and some dark fruit. Flavor is heavy with dark malts, lots of bitter chocolate and dark fruit... particularly prunes. Finish is bitter chocolate... Lovely...
closey22 (821) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with thin rimming lacy tan head; aroma is chocolaty and slightly roasty; Flava is rich tangy sweetness with notes of vanilla/caramel into roasty tangy malt dryness; feels medium to thick creamy with some fizzy foaminess
canuck_j (70) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours big and thick and black with a rolling dark tan head. Smells like molasses, coffee, dark chocolate. Tastes very complex with caramel chocolate, roasty malts, chocolate, and christmas cake flavours, and very low hop count.has a bug thick mouthfeel almost the consistency of pancake syrup, big and heavy and absolutely delicious. .has a wonderful doughy yeast and is really a fantastic tasting stout. Can you tell i loved it?
pintbypint (2566) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml brown bottle. Opaque black pour with a low sitting skiff do dark brown head. Nice lacing left in the glass which I don’t always see for the style. Nose has chocolate/cocoa powder and notes of raisin/dark fruitiness and slight nutty note. Rich flavours of dark chocolate, roast, some mild smoky notes. Sharp roasty aftertaste with moderate bitterness, slightly woody, not much alcohol showing. Full bodied and mouth coating. Good impy , but kept wanting more smoke and more bitterness.
novice101 (298) - - JUL 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a very good beer, its a great stout loads of malts with vanilla from the barrels, a slight smoaky finish.
lownote (51) - USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with an above average sized brown head from bottle into stemware. Taste is very rich and predominantly chocolate and malts along with smoke sweet and caramel. Smooth finish and nice and thick mouth feel
Philym (944) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Black with finger thick tan head.
Aroma: Smoky malts, rye, cold coffee, caramel/treacle and woody notes.
Taste: Low sweetness, low/medium bitter and sourness.
Palate: Medium thick smooth texture, medium body, low carbonation, abrupt malty, rye, caramel finish.
Comments: Good and glass lace.
Ed5388 (1977) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber from Crossroads. Pours black with a large frothy khaki colored head. Aroma of roasted coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla cream, caramel, and notes of rubbing alcohol. Taste of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, leather, and sour milk notes in the finish.
Jamesthebrit (238) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2014 Aroma is sort of acidic. Smells sort of like a porter.
Looks great. Head is smooth and tan. Looks almost nitro.
.taste is good but not mind blowing. Very generic. Lighter notes of chocolate. A little sharp on the after taste.
Palate is smooth. A little acidic bitter aftertaste.
Overall this is not a bad imperial stout just doesn’t bring anything new to the table. Also drinking this as an atheist... Will I burst into flames??? Only time (and the rest of the bottle) will tell.
DoToBi (8) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pretty bloody good. Not too bitter and not too sweet either. Somewhat pricey compared to others in the class.
kayres (443) - , Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a thin tan head. Sugary sweet aroma. Very smooth almost Bel candy like flavors. Bit of vanilla boozy flavor in the middle. Finishes with a hint of roast
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