IrishBoy (3900) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from Jane’s Beer Store. Nose is big on charred coffee with some very light fig notes. Black with a big tan head. Flavor is oatmeal cereal, bitterness, and lots of charred coffee. I wish the coconut would show up,
Jow (2322) - New York, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by AZ crew at the driveway tasting. Pours black with big coffee nose. Tastes mostly of coffee, but with some light cocounut, malt, oatmeal, earth, and vanilla. Not picking up figs or dark fruits at all. a touch thin for Imp Stout but tasty enough.
daknole (9613) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour, medium brown head. Wanted to taste all the awesome ingredients but the coffee took over followed by some roast. Not a bad beer, but I had high hops for some complex flavors and they just arent there.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown and khaki head. Aroma is coffe, coconut and light pit fruit. Taste is semi-sweet with more of the aroma coming through on the palate. Good.
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with tan head with aroma of coffee. Tastes of coffee are up front with mild coconut and semi sweet finish.
Travlr (13679) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Maroon color, almost flat. Aroma of brandied figs, raisins, dates, plum, coffee. Taste is coffee and dark fruit, toffee finish. Intetesting and tasty.
mikedR (1382) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good stout. Aroma is all coffee. Flavor is nice stout based enhanced with coffee and to a lesser extent figs. Not much roastiness in the stout flavor. Quite good, but as a stout, not an imperial. A little thin and lacking in mouthfeel to be the latter. As a stout, A; as an imperial stout, B+. Nice coffee taste lingers tho! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Oakes (12849) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown, stacks of coffee, no fig, just raw harsh coffee. Really no balance.
JaBier (5066) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 bottle sample at the beer vs. wine tasting at Aficionado’s on 2/23/13. Pours darkest brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and some dark fruit. Flavor starts with dark fruit, then moves to coffee and chocolate before a roasty coffee finish. Didn’t catch the coconut, but it’ll interesting to see if it’s present in the bottle I bought.
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep black with a small tan head. Nicely crafted aromas of coffee, heavy roast, Hawaiian tropic suntan lotion. Very nice. First sip reveals coffee up front, roast in the middle and a splash of coconut on the back end. Medium carbonation. Drinks pretty good, but a little on the low side for imperial stout. More like a foreign stout. Not getting any figs. Not fucken bad, bro.