cmacklin (297) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle. Pours an opaque, dark brown almost black colour with a very thin brown head. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, liquorice, dark chocolate and brown sugar. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, liquorice, dark chocolate, coffee and brown sugar with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body with a sticky, oily texture and soft carbonation. Better than I expected.
DocJitsu (1008) - Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a very dark brown with ruby-cola glints around the bottom edges of the glass. A short, brown-tan. Sorghum and zinc on the nose. Bigger body with ample astringency about half way. Coffee and a lot of sorghum get bullied by the bitterness.
AgentAle (724) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is roasty malts, mocha, chocolate and espresso. Taste is deep malts, creaminess, some caramel and slight bitterness on finish. Appearance is a dark brown with a creamy head that retains fairly well.
BVery (6633) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice dark pour with minimal head. Good aroma of roast and chocolate. Taste is similar and the palate is moderate to full. Nice.
tobias (202) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz: pour is black with a khaki head. Aroma suggest a lot of sweet malty flavors with notes of chocolate, caramel, coffee, raisins and brown sugar. Flavor has brief hints of sweetness that quickly fade in to bitterness from dark malts and hops. Coffee with hints of chocolate. Body is thin for an imperial stout. Reminds me of a black ipa.
Chudwick (2173) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
double deuce - pours dark brown to black with dark beige head. Nose is milk chocolate, coffee roast, dark fruit, brown sugar and caramel. nose suggested strong sweetness, but mouth says bitter. Not as robust I would expect an impy stout to be.
Minderbinder (1900) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of berries, fruits, molasses, chocolate. Taste is of bitterness, roasted malt, sweetness. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Overall: Lots of residual sugar. Not pleasant to drink, so...
czar (4546) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
post-cascade + upright tasting sessions - ’coz we’re porks. pours dark brown with a small light beige head, some retention. burnt caramel, soy, fruitiness, light fruit acidity, almost acrid, lightly roasted chocolate beans, hint of smoke, bit of ash and weird coca-cola esters. average carbonation, light to medium body - feels sort of light, shy grassy and resinous finish. DP.
tom10101 (2965) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (22 oz). From dresden, thanks! Dark brown with a medium quickly diminishing beige head and little lacing. Aroma of molasses, fruity notes and chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet with fruity notes, light acidity and light chocolate. Thin body. Moderate carbonation. Not really complex. Subpar RIS, but not that bad considering it’s from Mexico.
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle shared with Tom and chums. Pours black with a resilient beige head. Somebody around our table appears to think it smelled, and I quote, like "salty balls". I, on the other hand, did not perceive any particular aroma. Thanks a lot, smartass. Flavor is fruity, roasty, ashy, tart. Finish is roast and boozey. Lingering ash flavor. Surprisingly light body, weak carbonation. Felt a bit more like a schwarzbier, which was a disappointment.