jredmond (5836) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled at Frank’s January 2015 tasting. Pours a deep blackish brown body with thin tan lacing. Aroma is sweet roast, light lactose and sharpie marker. Mouthfeel is medium with lots of sweetness upfront followed by roast, sweet nuts - macadamia & almonds, faint smoke and sweet malts. I wish this didn’t have the vague sharpie character, otherwise it’d be pretty good.
djd07 (4921) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a dark brown with beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast and wet biscuit. Thin mouthfeel with strong roast, and dark chocolate, good.
jackl (5342) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ RBWG Asheville After Party. Deep brown pour with a small head. Roasted earth, dark chocolate malt. Pretty standard impy stout flavor. Hints of licorice. Dark chocolate, hot toffee. Thick and oily. Full.
olr1984 (1206) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle sampled at dark lord day. pours a dark black with a tan head. chocolate and dark fruit taste
craftycarl21 (2285) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle, big thanks to Chris for this one! Deep black pour, smallish but pretty tan head. Nose and flavor are lovely, with good roasted bitterness to balance out nice sweet chocolate, black licorice, hints of cherry and plum. Not as rich or complex as something like Expedition, but lots going on, and not overwhelming. Really well done.
brystmar (1306) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body, scantily clad lace all over my glass. Smooth, silky roasted malts. Viscous body carries everything well. Damn, I really enjoy this.
jbruner (2732) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at RBWG grand tasting! Pours a thick black with bubbly brown head and light lace. Aroma is interesting, dark fruitiness on top of roast, taste follows. Good carbonation and a thick mouth. Very nice beer.
Leighton (13032) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBWG Asheville Grand Tasting. Pours black-brown with a foamy beige head. The nose has burnt wood, whiskey, dark fruits, mild chocolate. Medium sweet flavor, boozy, some dry chocolate. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Modest warmth to finish, some baking cocoa, light warmth. Pretty decent balance. Nice beer.
BeerandBlues2 (10447) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, dates, prunes, smoke earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant, dark fruits, tartness, medium hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
DrSilverworm (7790) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at RBWG 2014 grand tasting - thanks to the person who shared this! Dark brown, slightly red color, though mostly clear. Thin light brown head. Couple ropes and dots of lace. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Medium to bigger body. Good dark roast, light dark chocolate flavors, hint of dark fruit. Nice longer roasty bitter aftertaste. Bigger bitter taste, light sweet. Alcohol pretty well blended. Impressive imperial stout.