mcberko (5352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle, pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, espresso and chocolate. Flavour of rich, sweet chocolate upfront, with caramel notes.
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a dark brown/black with a medium thick and foamy tan head that recedes steadily. Sticky patches of lacing on the glass. Roasted malt and chocolate in the nose. Medium body with flavors of toasted malt, chocolate and coffee. The finish is malty with a mild hops and coffee aftertaste. Decent overall, glad this is the beer that introduced me to Dick’s.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Bottle from trade with SuzyGreenberg: Faint aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Poured black in color with a small, brown head that disappeared except for around the edges. Opaque. Lightly sparkling. Very good lacing. Lightly sweet and slightly bitter flavor. Tastes of roasted malt, chocolate, lactose, and hops. Medium body. Creamy texture becomes lightly dry. Average carbonation. Roasted malt, chocolate, and slight lactose finish is lightly dry.
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of scrizzz. Thanks, Clint! Pours a rather dark, cola-brown color; light-tan head with weak retention and solid lacing. Lots of cola and chocolate and creamy caramel in the aroma; some pleasant pine (?) and citrus bitterness; balanced, creamy, and straightforward. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: loads of milk chocolate, lightly roasted malts, caramel and tootsie roll character; moderate, quietly expressed bitterness, not even close to the density of the best imperial stouts, this is still a reasonably drinkable, hefty stout in its own right: lots of clearly expressed chocolate and caramel maltiness, well-balanced, hidden alcohol; tasty and drinkable. Lasting finish showing some nice mineral bitterness alongside milk chocolate, caramel, and cocoa.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours flat with a roasted coffee aroma with perhaps a touch of cherry underneath it. from the roast. Flavor is bitter with creamy palate
humulushound (242) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a thick mocha-colored head. Aroma is molasses, smoke, coco hints of expresso. Bitter hops, chocolate and roasted malts with a little smoke in the finish. Body is medium and creamy with light carbonation. A nice stout but lacking in alcoholic strength and complexity when compared with most imperial stouts.
alexsdad06 (4522) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle via Mystery Swap 4.0 (kenb?). Pours dark brown in color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma is dark roasted malt with notes of creamy chocolate. The flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, mild caramel, that combine for moderate sweetness. Light earthy bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. This is a drinkable, yet pretty straight forward stout. Seems more suited as a stout or sweet stout rather than an imperial stout.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Young’s Brewing Company--Dick’s Brewing Company--Dick’s Imperial Stout--2003 Release--12 oz. Bottle--7.50% ABV. (3.75 / 5.0) Stout--Imperial--Opaque dark black red color. Light sediment. Light head. Rich roasted cocao fruit floral hop front. Sweet burnt espresso cocao cherry fruit body. Hot EtOH hint to rich balanced lingering sweet end. Odd. Sampled 5/8/2003.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the bottle. Pours black with a huge big bubbled brown head. A really good stout but not so much an Imperial stout. Thick chocolate and lots of sweetness might best be described as a sweet stout with a decent blast of roastedness. The finish is milky roasted and smoky.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A nice imp stout. Nutty, malty with caramel notes and a mildly hoppy finish. Would try it again.