philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - APR 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz. bottle. Pours opaque black with a brown foamy head that rises slowly and stays. Clean chocolate, toasty aroma. A soft carbonation propels a heavy, but not syrupy, soft sweetness under a complex balanced and heavy malt body. The hot alcohol is very subdued. The body is solid without being sticky. This is a great sipping beer, and after savoring every sip, you come back for more. There is a long sweet, chocolate, malt finish that tapers gradually.
reebtogi (4183) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle pours black in color with a finger and a half of light brown head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark fruits with chocolate and hints of coffee. Taste is a roasted grain and hop bitterness with a chocolate malty and fruity sweetness. Medium to heavy bodied with moderate carbonation. A well balanced and tasty imperial stout that is definitely worthy of sampling.
fcjack1 (146) - Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Tacoma boys. Pours black. Thin tan head. Scent is cinnamon and molasses. Taste is pretty boozy, chocolate. Sweetness and alcohol linger a bit. Tasty brew.
notalush (4852) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fairly thick black pour - faint tan lace - nose of fig, tamarind, espresso, licorice/anise, some roast/bitterness, but also a strong-ish alcohol presence - slick mouthfeel, low carbonation - flavor is a little harsh - sharply bitter, with some strong ash character - this is followed by strong sweetness, raisin, tamarind, chocolate - finish is more intense bitterness and ash, along with alcohol heat - diaappointing considering the aroma.
Elwood (3161) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. Pours a viscous black with a huge and very long lasting dark brown head. Strong burnt malt notes in the nose. Vanilla, mocha, fresh ground coffee, a little milk sweetness, slight port and brandy notes. Alcohol is present but expected at this ABV. Chewy mouthfeel with a lingering finish. Tasty.
jimhilt (2403) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a two finger light tan head that fades quickly leaving traces of lace. Black color no highlights. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Dark chocolate & molasses nose and flavor is sweet chocolate, molasses some bitterness with finish. High ABV is noticeable. Nice imperial stout. Pricey at $4.99 for a 12oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.
wlajwl (3872) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is dark malts, earthiness, chocolate and a hint of sour/acidity. The flavor dark malts, chocolate, dark fruit, oily/slick texture, slight sweetness and a warming alcohol/tart/acidic finish.
ajnepple (2165) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
4-pack of 12 oz bottles from Mile High Wine & Spirits. Thick and black appearance with a large, lingering light brown head. Aroma and flavor of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, coffee and light earthy notes. Rich and full-bodied with a lingering finish. Fantastic beer and priced right considering it’s ABV (12oz/$3.75)
pdx77 (1365) - Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Belmont Station. Black with dark tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, caramel, and smoke. Taste is similar to aroma, but with cocoa nibs, cherry, and vanilla. Very smooth, flavorful, and dense.
jredmond (5330) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at torst with Linh. Pours black body with super thick brown head and rich lacing. Aroma is sweet chocolate, wet dog and vague sharpie marker. Mouthfeel is on the thinner side of medium with notes of sweet milk chocolate dominating.
chucklemation (475) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a jet black with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, oak, and another off aroma I can’t identify. Flavor is similar, with a pleasant sweetness. Not bad, just a bit off.