Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lots and lots of roast, astringent even. Some balance of vanilla in the aroma, but an over the top roast bomb. Extremely nice conditioning, very fine bubbles and a lasting head. Aroma; roasted and black malts, slight chocolate, moderate vanilla. Flavor moderately sweet, highly bitter, some pine hops come through the roasted flavor onslaught. I liked it better than I thought I would. Did I mention the conditioning? It works with this stout, basically perfect. Thanks to Henrik for the bottle!
SirLimpsalot (2517) - SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kryddig, nästan lite julig doft, men även lite gräsig.
Len smak, vanilj, diskreta rostade toner av malt och kaffe, även lite mjölkig.
blutt59 (6141) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled, thanks to bu11zeye, dark brown to black color with a roast and vanilla aroma, flavor is quite tasty roast nut shell, vanilla, maple , finish is lasting roast
Kronebryg (1123) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
light head, with some laces, dark brown
very clean nose with dark bitter chockolate
medium, fat body and fine length
taste is also pure and clean black clean chocolate
trevor211 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black, with a dark tan head. Dark chocolate and dark roasted grains, and just a touch of coffee. Slightly boozy, but actually quite smooth. Lots of dark malts, and a tinge of bitterness on the back end. Very nice.
Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Ale Wine & Spirits Evil Twin tasting on 05/19/2011. Pours dark brownish-black with a medium tan head that dissipates steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malt and chocolate. Medium, smooth body with flavors of milk chocolate, vanilla, sweet malt and a bit of tart fruit. The finish is roasted malt and chocolate and does not linger long. Overall pretty tasty, would have enjoyed more if it were richer though.
adrian910ss (2410) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 oz bottle. Pours a pitch black oily cola with a medium sized light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, barley, dark chocolate notes, caramel and coffee. Taste of roasted malt, barley, coffee notes, hints of chocolate, toffee and caramel.
JaBier (5204) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at the Evil Twin tasting at Ale Wine & Spirits on 5/19/11. Pours black with a medium tan head. Malty nose with molasses, dark fruit, tobacco and vanilla. Chocolate malt flavor with berries, molasses, vanilla and a roasty finish.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The name made me chuckle. After that, there’s not that much going on with this beer. The vanilla is nowhere to be found, but the regular stout flavors that do appear are pleasing enough-- very roasty, with a strong coffee finish, and no trace of the alcohol anywhere. But, third-grade humor aside, this Imperial Stout lacks character, and in a style jam-packed with world class beers, a decent Impy Stout gets lost in the shuffle.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour with a thin beige head. Aroma is vanilla, roast and chocolate. Thick & creamy body viscous but not the most viscous RIS ive seen. Didnt pick up much dookie, but got lots of chocolate and vanilla. I thought for sure it would be cloying like a lot of the vanilla infused imperial stouts out there but not this one. Decent but I dont expect to revisit it considering the $13 price tag