TheHOFF43 (1749) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by adnielsen. Pours black with some tan head. Lots of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Nice little imperial stout.
944play (348) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Local Beer Eureka. Black, brown highlights, and scant tiny tan bubbles. Coffee, chocolate, and malty richness emanate. Licorice and tar are forward, herb and seltzer are recedent. Pretty thin and lacking lubricity. Admirably clean ferment hides the prodigious ABV.
SG111 (88) - - AUG 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pitch black, no head. Aroma is lots of dark chocolate. Flavor is rich dark chocolate with coffee bitterness. Mouth feel is perfect. A little syrupy but not overly rich.
Mjp12 (336) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours thick black, with an off white head. Coffee and chocolate dominate the flavour, and it feels luxurious in the mouth.
Thisis12ptfont (836) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of coffee, mocha, espresso, roasted malts and caramel. Appears black with a thin tan foam. Taste follows nose as it is very coffee/espresso forward in flavor. Dry roasted malts, subtle cocoa, earth and burnt caramel notes mid palate. Finish is more dryness and subtle booze. Overall, a decent Imperial Stout. Not a whole lot special about it.
superspak (2568) - Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 10/23/2013. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, raisin, plum, toast, dark bread, light char/smoke, herbal, light pine, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate earthy/piney hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toast, dark bread, raisin, plum, light char/smoke, pine, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of pine/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, molasses, raisin, plum, light char, herbal, pine, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and moderate earthy/piney hop flavors; with a great roasted malt/hop bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial stout. All around great complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and moderate earthy/piney hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
JDBaker11058 (1246) - Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance: near black, with brown edges; little to no head; surprisingly watery pour. Aroma: ash, charred wood, soy sauce, black licorice, dark chocolate, espresso. Taste: bitter dark chocolate, ash tray, cold coffee, salted black licorice, peaty scotch. Finish: watery finish, with a slight boozy burn and bitter chocolate-coffee notes. Notes: Wow. Really disappointing. Palate was weak and watery, flavors trended to ashy, salty, and watery. Much better when mixed with the Yang. Expected much better given the reviews. Perhaps I had a bad bottle.
TET (1621) - FINLAND - AUG 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bitch black beer with an almost medium and brown head. The nose has rich malts, liquirice, coffee, sweetness, dark bread and some chocolate. Taste is powerful, lots of coffee, roastiness and salt liquirice. Enough of bitterness that is slightly herbal, not too sweet. Full bodied, low carbonation, not stickyness, not too heavy. Quite straightforward and rough IS but still good and tastefull beer.
azzie (230) - - AUG 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark thick liquid with ocher head. Full body, light carbonation. Creamy. Light sweetness. Bitterness like one in dark chocolate with 85+% of cocoa. Lightly smoked. Taste of caramel and cocoa. Very good one.
chucklemation (458) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roast, and bourbon. Flavor is chocolate, bourbon, and some sweet fruit. There’s moderate bitterness. Good, just not as flavorful or aromatic as other imperial stouts.
veceo (511) - CROATIA - AUG 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black color, thin brown head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Full body, soft carbonation. Medium sweet, light bitter taste. Finish is long and bitter. Good stuff.