Trev (1674) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark ruby brown pour with a brown head.
aroma is awesome roasted malt. nice bourbon vanilla.
coffee. sweet toffee/molasses.
Flavour is smooth coffee, chocolate, vanilla, hint of fruit and molasses sweetness.
Bacterial (474) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 bottle. Dark black pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of coffee, smoke, dark fruits - complex and really nice. Great mouthfeel - perfect carbonation and thickness. Smoky, tobacco, vanilla, caramel and a lingering spiciness that fades into a warm alcohol heat. Very nice.
charule (301) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shard with artmcd8. Poured black with oily tan head. Smokey molasses aroma. Smooth with slight bitterness. Pleasant
artmcd8 (710) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brownish black. Aroma of bourbon and vanilla. A chocolatey foam head remains. Sweet and silky smooth. Crisp dry finish.
Staffan47 (246) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The 2009. The nose is of vanilla, dark fruits, prune, chocolate and licorice. The taste stars with notes of bourbon, oak and vanilla. Roasted malts, dark fruits, dark chocolate, and molasses round out the end. Extremely layered and complex, exceptionally well-balanced. Its quite a treat!
dctriman (39) - USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer. Very smooth, rich flavor. Solid mouthfeel from front to finish. Enjoyed this very much on draft at a Deschutes event at Churchkey DC
UncleKorm (288) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap, poured a deep thick brown so dark you can call it black w/ a frothy dark tan head and some lacing. Big complex aromas. Big complex flavors. This is an Imperial imperial. Wow!
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Koelschtrinker (8619) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Schokoladig und röstiger Antrunk. Sehr intensiv, vollmundig nach Bitterschokolade. Noch einmal deutlich intensiver werdend, SCHOKOLADE. Wenig herb, erdig. 11/13/12/13/12/13
brystmar (517) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
How have I not rated this yet?! Opened the '06 and '11 this weekend, and the latter was far superior unless you like excessive oxidation.
Pours syrupy black with handsome tan head and good retention. Molasses, deeply roasted malt, smooth (and mild) bourbon, toffee. Smells great.
Oily, viscous body delivers the delicious fast and furious. Some initial sweetness up front before coffee, bourbon, chocolate, and molasses take over. Touch of hops midway through too. Mildly bitter finish is reminiscent of baker's chocolate; booze kisses the back of my throat as it descends. Damn tasty.
One of the very best RIS that hits the shelves. Quite impressive that Deschutes can make a stout this good on a macro scale.
trujahwarrior (284) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating # 250! 2011 version on tap 12 oz pour into a snifter at Brouwer’s cafe Back in black stout fest. Pours a pitch black color with a thick khaki head that leaves great lacing. Smells of oak roasted malt dark chocolate, black licorice, vanilla, and dark fruit. Tastes of all the same thing’s in the smell with a slight bourbon flavor mixed in. As it warms it tastes better and better Mouthfeel is thick and creamy but pretty smooth and chewy with good carbonation and a dry finish. This is one of the best imperial stouts around period. Has a plethora of different flavors and is very balanced. Glad to have finally tried the 2011 version. Only had the 2010 version before and I think I like the 2011 version slightly better.