anders37 (15299) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.
Oakes (11363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown. Roasty nose, lots of coffee and a bit of nuts. Very rich, but not quite impy rich, just dark chocolate, coffee and nuts.
bhensonb (10184) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Note: The spelling is Stupid on a bomber. Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Fredís got the good stuff! Pours very dark brown/black with a slight, transient, tan head. The aroma is coffee and chocolate, but itís a deeper, more intense, sort of aroma than is common. Full bodied. Very slick. Flavor is coffee, chocolate and treacle. Plus the usual burnt to crap malt which is very smooth. Comes to the finish with the foregoing and a lot of bitter. Amazing ale.
brokensail (9825) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong Ale 2012. Black in color with a khaki head. Nose starts off with some nice roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. However, itís rather acidic and a hint ashy. The flavor is just okay. Nice roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. But, the same acidity and ash flavors detract from the beer and thereís a little bit of metal, too.
Ratman197 (8836) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Fest poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of cocoa, caramel and light coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of cocoa, caramel, earthiness and light roastiness with a smooth dry lingering cocoa finish.
hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Caponeís.
Poured a dark, dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, lightly roasty, nutty, and I was getting some floralness. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, coffee, roast, and vanilla. Nice lacing left on the glass with the alcohol content well hidden.
Sammy (8023) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at churchill pub. Big roasted aroma and taste, coffee and chocolate. Balanced but just fair for the style. Black bodied, a small amount of head.
GT2 (7707) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tap at Salted Pig, Riverside CA. Pours deep brown, near black, with red highlights. Smaller lacing. Nose is soy sauce, sticky sweet grape soda. Taste is concrete, asphalt. Palate is extremely abrasive, wildly papery and harsh. Palate devastating. Something went very wrong here- heavy oxidation or something.
JorisPPattyn (7674) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught, also sold as "Stoopid", I wonder about the pageís spelling Cola coloured beer, no head. Smoked, tad phenolic. Sweet-stoutish, with some ashes as well as some hops. Finishes again sweeter. Well bodied, if not really thick. I canít dig this beer like it should. What did they mean? Needs retrial, if ever...
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Milk chocolate and dulce de leche benefit from roastiness and minty hops in this smooth Imperial Stout.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-An initially generous head of foam dwindles atop the blackened dark brown.
-A splash of alcohol appears in the finish.
-The mouthfeel is rich yet approachable.
-This is neither very complex, nor very memorable (for the style).
-If I had gotten this blind, at home, I would have bet on Simple Malt Imperial Stout.