pras (474) - Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black with a ton of head to start, dissipated quikly. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, vanilla, booze, roasty malt, tobacco, and rather sweet. Flavor is slightly bitter, coffee, dark chocolate. Finishes extra dry. Alcohol is nicely hidden and doesn’t come across like it does in the nose. Carbonation is rather lively, and helps release the flavor and perhaps hide the alcohol. This is a very nice brew.
AWISLguy (1374) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Alpine in Madison. Pours black with a brown head leaving streaky lacing. Aroma has roast, rich bakers chocolate, cherries and some licorice with caramel. Yummy! Taste is of bittersweet chocolate, caramel, sweet cocoa, licorice, some espresso and a hint of smoke. Perhaps some vanilla in some waves. Full bodied, with some alcohol, and a bit rough. Finishes more bitter than sweet on the bitter-sweet scale. Roasty/bakers chocolatey bitter overtaking the caramel/cocoa. This is a very nice brew with a strange name. 15.3
batneil (332) - - NOV 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black, and in a tiny glass unfortunately. Not much of a head. Treacle flavour, but of coffee maybe. Pretty good overall.
Grzesiek79 (3291) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 20, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slabienki imperial Stout ze Hey. Malenka brazowawa piana, praktycznie nie ma jej. Ciemne czarne i pachnace kakaem wanilia i czekolada. Umiarkowanie kawowe i goryczkowe w smaku. Troche karmelu i pudingu czekoladowego. Nie to czego sie spodziewalem, ale naszczescie alkohol dobrze ukryty.
kirarockrocks (10) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tiny brown head. Aroma is light smoked with sweeter dark sweet fruits, some cocoa, hazelnut, vanilla and dark caramel. Taste is hard roasted, strong liquorice, dark bitter chocolate, vanilla, some darker fruits and some hops.
chucklemation (534) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts, chocolate, and wood. Flavor is similar, with a touch of bourbon. Has a full body and goes down smooth. Excellent imp stout.
78samh (161) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, thick pour with a thin tan head. Rich aroma of dark malts, cocoa and licorice. Taste is bold. Smokey, woody and roasty. Thick, oily mouth feel. Probably need to set this aside for a bit. Smooth finish. Really good sipping imperial stout.
neongolden (504) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(330ml bottle from Systembolaget) Pours black with a large, fairly dense lingering pale brown head. Aroma has chocolate malt, moderately roasted, slightly woody, sweet cream hints and a bit of an herbal/fruity overtone to it. On the palate, semisweet dark chocolate and cream, light to moderate roast, hints of fruit and an herbal licorice/root beer quality, not very bitter on the finish for the style but still some roast/hops there, lingering chocolate and herbal flavours. Mouthfull is quite full, oily and slightly creamy with soft carb. Not a mindblowing imperial but a very nicely made one, good change from coffee bombs and smooth but not excessively sweet. Good sipper.
DialSquare (2844) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from Savor Pint. Black pour with thin brown head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, light vanilla, roasty. Tastes are sweet chocolate, caramel with bitter pine and herbal balancing out. Also a little ashy. The texture is strange, but great - slick, oily and tingly. Clean light bitter finish. Excellent.
BMA (198) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black. Thick brown head. Sweet aroma of brown sugar. Full smooth body. Sweet, roasted, malty taste. Not much bitterness.
vyvvy (4080) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a tan / burnt orange head. The aroma has roasty malt, green apples, licorice, thick rich malt and some fennel. It has a fairly full body with soft gentle carbonation. The flavor has very roasty smooth malt, , much less apple than the aroma, cream, licorice and some some minor sourness. The finish has some chocolate and is a bit astringent.