tom10101 (1046) - Quebec, - AUG 17, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (12 oz) bottled in 2010. Huge thanks to pushkinwow for this one! Pitch black with a small thick creamy brown head and good lacing. Aroma is very complex with chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, caramel and toffee. Taste is so sweet with explosive caramel/toffee notes, roasted malt, vanilla and alcohol. Itís almost a 10/10 here. Slight bitter finish. Mouthfeel is so thick that you almost have to chew the beer. Definitely a 5/5 for the palate. Full bodied. Warming alcohol. One of the best beer Iíve drank so far, itís hard to get any better than this. Wow!
solidfunk (1786) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing beer. Everything comes together in perfection with this imperial stout. Creamy texture - not too syrupy - great head and lacing, black pour. Aroma of pungent roast malt and hops, dark chocolate and light coffee in perfect balance. A little booze but very well hidden, as well as some spiciness in finish. Taste is bittersweet like great chocolate. All of this and itís super cheap and ubiquitous compared to other beers. I feel like my entire ratebeer career has been waiting for a beer thatís this good, cheap and available at the same time. Bottle, one-year aged thanks to GT2.
RespertFTW (112) - - MAY 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Chocolate and malt aroma. Chocolate, malt, coffee flavor.
AZBennett (74) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black into the glass with a tan head that is beautiful to watch as it slowly fades leaving nice lacing. Aromas are roast and chocolate with some caramel like sugar hints and touch of leather. Flavors are big roast, creamy cocoa, some booze, bittersweet chocolate and just a touch of coffee. The palate is so thick, rich and strong it coats the palate perfectly. Overall this is an amazing beer, great example of the style and wonderful that itís available in 12 ounce form when a lot of similar beers only come in 22 ounce bottles. Get it if you can find it.
Jamesthebrit (46) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: looks good. carbonation is thick and creamy. Looks like ice cream. mmm ice cream.
S: A little boozy. A little creamy. A little chocolate. Alcohol comes through a bit more than other things.
T: A little acidic. Nice chocolaty. Malty. Smooth. Boozy. I mean... a nice stout but nothing crazy.
P: Smooth but a little acidic.
Overall this is a very nice beer. Lots of good characteristics but the acidity cuts through to where itís thought to enjoy. Creamy mouthfeel though. Definitely worth checking out.
RichTheVillan (828) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from International trade; dark brown pour with velvety tan head, milk chocolate and coffee aroma, glorious chocolate and coffee taste, roast malts, slick mouthfeel, vanilla liquorice real full bodied complex meaty stout.
Hopsclation (16) - Chicago, - APR 28, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, this is so badass! Tastes like dark chocolate truffle with plum filling that has been covered in espresso, toffee, and bourbon. It is hopped perfectly so as to give it complexity and bite but not enough to throw off the balance. The only thing that keeps me from giving a perfect rating is the whole soy sauce thing, its definately there and I dont think its a plus. If you like big take no prisoners imperial stouts this has got to be got...
tdmuel (80) - South Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Maybe the best looking pour on an imperial stout Iíve ever seen. Opaque pitch black with a large fluffy brown head that doesnít die down. Huge toasted malt nose, lots of dark earthy chocolate notes, subtle coffee, caramel, a bit of raisins and a little boozy. Taste is massive bitter chocolate, caramel, dark fruit, dark coffee and a hint of alcohol. Full bodied, supberb balance, absolutely delicious.
tdoyledesign (53) - Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent malt character. Fantastic take on a traditional stout. Love the malt and balance of hops. Great, drinkable stout.
Ferris (484) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2011 Vintage - Soy sauce, sweet oak and some vanilla. Jet black with a very thin brown ring. Sweet, oaky and some light bitter chocolate. Nice if you like the soy.
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Malty_MacHops (555) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roast and molasses in the nose with notes of coffee and dark bitter chocolate. Black with a tan syrupy head. Bittersweet like quality dark chocolate with strong notes of espresso and roast malt. Full bodied and slightly oily with a thick bittersweet finish. A true champion of the style.