Gr0ve (2038) - Oslo, - APR 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
655 ml bottle. Black and seemingly clear. Small beige head. Caramel and roasted malts. Very rich and complex. Sweetness but body is light enough for it to be very drinkable. Coffe, chocolate, licorice and tar. A classic American imperial stout. Lots of caramel. Delicious.
5000 (4974) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Nearly black, deep cola hued edges, small to moderate frothy beige head, spotty lacing.   Pale graham cracker on the nose, softer roasted malts, faint dark/unsweetened chocolate.   Similar tongue, roasty, soft hop, a bit ashy but no campfire.   Has elements of bittersweet chocolate and dark pitted fruit, but they arenít sweet.   This is one of those unsweetened Imperial Stouts.   Thankfully its not overhopped, or else it would be unsweet and overly bitter.   Seems balanced, but could use some sweetness.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Clean finish, lingering ash and roastiness.   Decent, but wished it were a touch sweeter with perhaps a bit more viscous body.
MattH (533) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour. Tan head. Aroma is mostly licorice with some notes of alcohol and cocoa nibs. Taste is slightly bitter, dark chocolate lingers on the tongue. Lighter body and lower carbonation.
jcartamdg (1135) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours jet black with a thick brown head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, roast and caramel. Taste is bitter up front with hops and roast, finishes creamy and chocolatey. Medium mouthfeel, solid beer.
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jmikolich (1110) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, not sure if from Trooper or Bytemesis, either way Thanks! aroma is slightly stale, with a medium roast but the taste is where it shines, light body and full taste make this a decidedly different imperial stout, not cloying or thick but just a well made more flavorful version of a foreign stout (to me) and that really works.
vvesside (148) - California, USA - APR 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coffee, malt, hops and grapefruit. Great mouth feel with just a little chocolate in the aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DocJitsu (305) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark brown. Nearly no light passes, even when held up to the sun. A narrow, but rich mocha colored head appears. The head fades almost as quickly as it forms. The nose is nice--chocolate liqueur with spent coffee grounds that emerge from time to time. I like the thick, creaminess, but the scrubbiness on the back of the tongue disrupts the smoothness of the mouthfeel just a little too much. Large flavors of chocolate liqueur and notes of a mildly sour wood. The beer finishes quite dry, almost with a coffee acidity. Itís a big ole imperial, but not a stupendous effort. Drakeís has better offerings.
ketchepillar (983) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Chalkiness was the most predominant distinguishing characteristic. After that, it was somewhat chocolaty, somewhat malty, a little bit of milky sweetness. Maybe some licorice.
elihapa (1487) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drakeís Drakonic Imperial Stout 2/8/13 notes: bomber. Pours dark brown, nice healthy and fine tan head. Milk chocolate, hop resin, condensed milk, ground coffee, faint coconut on nose. Palate is on the lighter side, but consistent with the slightly diminished alcohol. Big flavors upfront, big hops and roasts lots of roasts, coffee and chocolate. Shifts weight towards truffle, then, surprisingly nosedives into a firm bitterness and woody chocolate. Char and bitterness and toasted marshmellow build in finish.
PhillyCraft (1969) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, black pour. Notes were roast, malt, cocoa, plum, figs, and roasted marshmallow. Some nice hop notes come through as well. Medium bodied.
whicheck (66) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice thick black pour. Nice brown head. Chocolate light flavor with a medium coffee and molasses.. good stout.. very solid even though this is not my favorite style of beer.