ContemplateBeer (1967) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 5, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
4 oz. from pint can; from Old Town. Aroma: Big chocolate fudge with slightly lesser roast-centric coffee with vanilla creamer. Appearance: Black with a foamy tan head that settles into a wispy skin. Flavor: Chocolate and coffee tug o’ war up front with a vanilla liqueur-like thing going on thereafter; the finish lingers on with roast bitterness and booze. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: Lots to ponder here, but ultimately I just didn’t enjoy this very much. Maybe I’m just not into these supremo stouts as much as I used to be. Jarring and unpleasant.
chucklemation (1305) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a jet black with a foamy tan head. Aroma is vanilla and chocolate and some roast. Flavor is similar, but richer. There’s a touch of something else I can’t identify. Has a thick, smooth body. Sweet. Very good.
Changed (462) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pint can. Pours black as the Knight’s Watch, brown head, not much staying power. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate. Flavor is a chunk of very alcohol-laden biscotti. Almond, vanilla. Dry, alcohol content is well hidden. At $4 a can to be enjoyed at home, this is entirely worth it, considering a shitty beer at a bar rarely is as cheap as $4. One of the best imperial stouts, and beers, I’ve ever had.
jflopsu (1142) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with brown head. A strong vanilla, coffee, and roasted malts. A very strong and unique taste of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, vanilla, and bourbon barrel. A strong sweet and roasted malt and vanilla aftertaste.
unclemike (2870) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap and it was AWESOME Big aroma of roasted "something" (of course it is roasted malt but it felt like fresh ground coffee and some other charred elements). Taste is more roastiness but with a nice sweetness that keeps it all balanced. Really tastes like a biscotti. Really a big porter too, packing a nice alcohol warmth.
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
b33r (835) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black color with light brown ring of a head and no lacing. Aroma and flavor have rich chocolates and and intense malts. Strong alcohol nose, but less of it in the flavor. Crazy flavor, very good!
kurwileb (5) - POLAND - MAY 6, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Czarne, nieprzejrzyste piana niska, ale trwala. W zapachu czuc slodycz i vanillie. Smak to glownie przyjna paczkowosc,wanillia czekolada,troszke kawy. Jeden z lepszych imperiali jakie probowalem, bardzo dobre piwko!
DiarmaidBHK (4142) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Row 34. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Leaves a fair amount of lacing in the glass. Solid roasted malt notes on the nose. A fair amount of hazelnut and bitter chocolate on the tongue. Hides it's booze well. Nice but I'm not sure it's an improvement of Biscotti Break.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
emusche (176) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nearly black with a deep caramel head that dissipates nearly immediately. Aromas of cacao, cappuccino, biscuit, vanilla bean, and sweet malts with just the faintest hint of alcohol. Taste is dark chocolate, mocha, vanilla creamer; nice warming sensation at the back of the throat from the booze, but it’s well-hidden in the taste. This beer literally *begs* to be aged in bourbon barrels (edit: apparently there is a version of this already), which would make it absolutely exquisite. As it is, it’s still very good.