mixmasterob (922) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Heard great things about this one. Damn right, this stuff is heavenly. Motor oil black with a decent brown head when poured with a bit of vigor. Huge aroma full of roasted malt, milk chocolate, caramel, burnt sugar, coffee and awesomeness. Flavors were right on par, melted candy bar, creamy milk chocolate, espresso like bitter finish. Velvety, soft, creamy mouthfeel, easy carbonation. Oily, big body, satisfying on all counts. This was perfect in terms of intensity. Sweet yes, but to a perfect degree. Nice bitterness to bring it back. Overall very drinkable and balanced. Expertly brewed. Cheers to the guys @ Westbrook.
drpimento (2334) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Having this brew at about cellar temp. Appearance is a huge, thick, foamy tan head that slowly subsides, lots of lace, and an opaque black brown color. Aroma is mild - malt, cocoa, toffee, biscuit, yeast, coffee. Flavor’s like nose plus slightly sweet tart up front with bitter coming next and finishing with a dynamic mix of the three. No off characteristics at all. Everything is very smooth and balanced. Later more sweetness comes out. Aesthetics are key here. Beautiful body. I want so much more.
shawnaha (1) - - MAR 22, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell: coffee, no alcohol really, chocolate is very subtle
Taste: I get the sweet first (chocolate) and it ends with some bitter coffee flavor like espresso beans roasted with chocolate. The roast is not abundant.
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RollE2k (27) - SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
*from old note* Really really thick, oily IS with burnt/roasted coffee and lots of vanilla, and a little almond. Smell pretty much the same. One of the best IS i have every tried.
williamstome (1153) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, brown head. Aroma of coffee, espresso and dark chocolate. Very sweet flavor of dark chocolate, espresso and cookies with a sweet finish. Full bodied. Fantastic.
fcjack1 (199) - Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Red Hot. Black with thin tan head. Scent is dark chocolate, cherries and alcohol. Taste is cherry, some chocolate. Booze is covered pretty well. Very tasty.
andrewturba (1133) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque black with a small lasting brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, cocoa nibs, chocolate, and a sweet maltiness. Flavour consists of roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa nibs, coffee, faint alcohol(super tame and we?ll hidden for an 11.5 percent beer),moderately sweet maltiness, mild-med bitterness and a somewhat dry finish.
Reimer96 (1426) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque black with a small frothy brown head that dissipates into a nice ring that leaves lace. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, cocoa and alcohol with a delicious sweetness in the scent. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, espresso a d a good alcohol warming on the finish with some bitterness from the roasted malts to balance the sweetness and alcohol... Great imperial stout!
fitwitchik (379) - USA - MAR 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 2013 bottle into a snifter like motor oil. A thick minimal head.
Aroma is roasted sweet dark chocolate.
Flavor is reminds me of a minted caramelized marshmallow dipped in dark chocolate. Slight bitterness in the finish. Delectable bitter sweet. Did I say dark chocolate??
Carbonation minimal but adequate considering the style & age.
Overall a well above average Imperial Stout.
dagimp (776) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Tomato Bistro, Manayunk. Pours a super dark black with a little white lacing. Bitter, mineraly aroma. Mouthfeel is medium and actually kind of dry. Good amount of carbonation. Taste is interesting. Dry, minty, bready.... unique for this type of beer. No taste of the 11.5% abv. Solid but not great.
raoul_duke (96) - - FEB 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chocolate on the nose with anise and vanilla. This is awesome. Big sips taste different than small sips and they are both just really really good. Sweeter on the small sips and a little boozy on bigger sips.