maxwelldeux (2713) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark and thick brown color with a smallish off-white head. Almost a little barrel aged notes in the nose, with some toasting and roasting. Taste is a bit sweet with some strong coffee notes in it.
RyanE (98) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black. Some flecks of brown catch the light. Complex nose, espresso, cocoa, vanilla. Powerful punch of heavy bitterness actually seems to interfere with some of the lingering flavors on the finish.
Phillies08Champs (620) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Wegman’s. Pours black with little head. aroma is fruity aldehydes, raisin, burnt sugar. first sip is similar with espresso and toasted marshmellow. finish is clean with fresh bitterness. very nice beer.
reebtogi (3709) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
275ml bottle pours black in color with a 2 finger tan head that leaves some pretty nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is light roasted grains and chocolate with some hoppy notes. Taste is light roasted grains with a strong malty sweetness finishing with some light hop bitterness. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. A nicely done brew and recommended.
Imperial_Scout (283) - Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2013 Ar:Sweet, malty, roasted, AP: Dark with light tan head. Taste: Roast, ashy, bit of fruit at the end. Full, thick palate with nice carb, very light bitterness at finish. True to form, great beer from the "original". 2012, cant wait to see what time does.
Jesterdeal (1468) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of heavy licorice, black coffee and slight peat. Pours black with a giant foamy head. Taste is very strong with a burnt peat, anis taste and a great roasty chocolate finish. Super intense and good.
halfonit (1099) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pure black color with a super thick caramel colored head. Aroma is full of malts, with some chocolate, black licorice, and roastiness. Full bodied. Flavor is loaded with flavor. I can get malts, chocolate, molasses, barley, and a little coffee. Leaves a roasted malt and chocolate finish. This is very good!
Hoser (367) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yeah it is a soft rating for me but at this point of completion of the MJ 500 book and my 366 rating I will take it.
Beerenberger (1108) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A fruit, roasted malts/meats, and brewed coffee nose. Pours a blackish brown with a large, mostly diminishing rocky dark tan head and nice lacing. Taste was medium bitter - a strong roasted/burnt quality with fruit and coffee notes. A pronounced bitter finish and aftertaste. Medium-full bodied with minium carbonation. Overall, would drink again. Catherine the Great obviously had good taste.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
9.3oz bottle, brewed May 2011. Poured medium-deep brown with a short, tight-bubbled darker beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasty coffee and chocolate malts with rich cocoa and vanilla warmth accenting.. some airy biscuit and bready accents.. warm and welcoming. The flavor found roasty, meaty coffee at the core, with cocoa and darker chocolate notes shooting outward.. vanilla showed at times, and complemented well.. finished roasty with rich malts, some earthy bitterness, and pleasing alcohol warmth. Heavier-bodied, and a little thicker than expected on the palate.. very well-balanced.. tasty and very enjoyable. This was an excellent, classic, English-inspired imperial stout.