boxofrane (1180) - pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a bottle that has been in my fridge for the better part of a year. Pours black with a huge light brown head that sticks around quite a bit. The aroma is very roasty, slight chocolate. The taste is roasty, light chocolate, light coffee, semi-sweet. This is enjoyable but a little light on flavor and body for the style.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty standard RIS, fairly roasty, hints of coffee, moderate dryness and easy to drink.
TreborWhip (355) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours dark brown with huge, foamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malts. Flavors of roasted coffee beans, dark fruits, and hints of chocolate. Much more highly carbonated than most stouts.
jtclockwork (5094) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice dark pour with tan head. Nose is mostly chocolate. Taste is very sweet chocolate malts. Too sweet for my liking.
deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Steve at the 2010 Summer Solstice. Poured black with a light brown head that dissipated slow to the edge with a few clumps in the middle. Aroma was full of dark gains with coffee and chocolate. Flavor was similar, more bitter chocolate than anything, but coffee and dark grains present as well.
Ughsmash (6669) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle. Poured a healthy shade of deep brown with a towering, fluffy cap of beige head.. nice lacing as it descended. The aroma picked up deeply-roasted espresso, molasses, cocoa, and roasted barley, joined by a little vanilla.. light husky and earthy hoppage around.. this didn’t stand out in any particular regard, but it was well-balanced and inviting. The flavor was centered around roasted barley, caramel, and molasses, with somewhat sour cocoa and faint metallic notes around.. bitterness was light-moderate, sporting coffee and dry-roasted earth.. finished with an odd interplay between roasted sugars, sourness, and alcohol warmth. Medium-bodied with higher carbonation on the palate.. the sourness took over at a couple points, impeding the flow.. in the end it came back to too much roasted barley and not enough specialty malts, though it was still an alright drink.
Nejhleader (1057) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice dark color with a caramel colored large head. Aroma of sweet roast malt. Has a roast taste mixed with a hint of dark chocolate. Good, but not the best of imperial stouts.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber at dak’s 7/29/2010.
black pour with a reddish outer ring and a khaki head.
baltic-ish aroma... prunes, roast, ash, chocolate and some spice from the hops.
the flavor is similar... very fudgey and a little sour/ashy on the finish.
medium bodied and quite dry... which i like... though it lacks some character. 7/3/7/3/14/3.4
Cavie (3382) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of blutt59. Dark brown color with reddish coloring. Aroma of fresh malt, dark roasted notes and light chocolate. Flavor is dark malts with a tingle over the palate. Fat sting past the swallow. Bit of intense malts.
MaltDawg (1345) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Sample Date: 3/19/2011 Source:Butters) Chocolate and roast with hint of slight sour twang and some grainy astringency. Black with small white head. Flavor follows aroma. Sweet grainy with chocolate and roast maltiness. Medium body and mouth. Finish is medium sweet with a bit of grainy astringency lingering.