jrob21 (2738) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Subtle but lacks some of the complexity of the kings of this style. Aroma is a unique woody and a touch of roasted coffee. Flavor is a little port wine, red fruit, and vanilla. The finish has a touch of smoke and chocolate. Finishes with a bittersweet chocolate aspect. Smooth texture and full bodied. You are left with a sweetness that lasts for a while. Very drinkable.
gkeh (276) - Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black pour. Moderate head, dark tan in color, wich dissipates and leaves alcohol lags on my glass. Aroma... Dark chocolate, dark fruits, licorice, vanilla, cherry. Taste is chocolate, licorice, vanilla, oak. Full body. Good stout!
s_hartshorne (2003) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle cotteridge piss up. Black good tan head. Aroma is coffee choc taste same some fruits good roasted malts. Noce body. Very good.
Melker (228) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared a bottle with my mates. Roasty aroma, coffee, chocolate, some dark fruits and smoke. Generic but well made imperial stout.
aleigator (337) - GERMANY - FEB 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a viscous, black color with a big, stable brown head.
Has aromas of toffee, fudge, smooth coffee and nougat, leading to a well balanced, slightly sweeter nose.
Tastes of molasses, glazed toffee, earthy malts with hints of bitter coffee, coated up by a decent creaminess. Roasted coffee beans provide an enjoyable balance to the sweet, warming toffee. Turns even sweeter during the finish, with sugary coca-cola, molasses and a gently, dry, bitter chocolate note.
CapFlu (4659) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very iodine nose amongst molasses and burnt toast. Flavor of soya sauce, roasted and bready malts. Nicely mellow. Sampled at Left4Beer.
TheJestersBeer (2156) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pitch black with a brown head.
Roasted, spicy aroma, malt, chocolate, coffee, licorice, faint smoke, caramel, hops, iodine, earth.
Off-dry, fullbodied, mid to high bitterness, creamy CO2.
Roasted, smooth, spicy taste, chocolate, licorice, coffee, leather, light smoke, caramel, hops, earth, toffee.
Well balanced, very velvety and smooth. Really nice! (2015-02-13)
47574xeCD (391) - Godís Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Share at Cotteridge Convention 24/1/15
Poured a Black beer with a deep tan head, looked very good and the aroma and taste didnít dissapoint. with a hint of smoke, flavourful hints of chocolate, cocoa, light coffee and a roast all over. Marvelous this!
pressboxjoe (260) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very roasty, perhaps a little smoky, good body but not great. A little boring, but maybe thatís because Iím having too many imperial stouts.
bytemesis (3827) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2012 I think - old enough to still be Vampire Slayer. Pours opaque black, small dark brown head, creamy and slow to dissipate leaving nice lacing behind. Aroma is roasty, tobacco, chocolate. Flavor is light plus sweet and light bitter, roasty, a bit burned, notes of cocoa. Medium plus body, lingering bitterness and a creamy mouthfeel. This is a solid straight imply.
Kevin (2116) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. lasting orangeish head. smells of booze, and chocolate. tastes of booze and chocolate too. a lingering cookie note with a a nice cream and coffee flavor after this has been sipped on for an hour or so. a bit thin, but it is 10 percent afterall. burning alcohol is there throughout. chocolate covered cherry booze flavor really lingers toward the end of the glass.