DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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greenclansman (888) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - MAY 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color with a beige foam.
Very strong coffee aromas.
Roasted malts, coffee and a bit strong chocolate taste. Very mouthful.
Nice strong coffee aftertaste.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle at Craig’s. Pours a very dark brown colour with a lacy tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, soy sauce, coffee and roasty malt. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Not bad.
Beersiveknown (3832) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330mo bottle from drink store.Fruity coffee nose. Vanilla up front, then sweet milk chocolate, low carbonation and rich coffee finish.
cgarvieuk (17011) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at home ... dark black .. thin tan head ... soft toffee malt ...light coffee nose ... light bitter roast ... soft malts ... light coffee roast ... sweet toffee malts ... mellow malts ... nice soft and coffee roast ... ligth bitter
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black brew with a ring of tan head. Nose of dark fruit, roasted malt, and vanilla - flavor is weak chocolate with a big coffee finish. Slightly thin with a bitter and roasted finish.
HopTsing (452) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the tap came a very dark brew with a nice thick brown head. Aromas and flavors of coffee, chocolate, and roasty malt. Medium bodied and tasty.
tommann (2985) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Pours black with a large black. Aroma is mint chocolate, roast, yeast and a little meat. Taste has roasty yeast with blackcurrants to start. Bitter finish with coffee and dark fruits. Very full in the mouth.
TET (2059) - FINLAND - MAY 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A black beer with a beautiful, medium and brown head. Aroma is roasted, quite lot of sweetness, cheery berries, some coffee and vanilla, very tastefull aroma. Taste is smooth and malty, balanced roastiness, coffee. Medium+ bodied, velvety smooth to drink. Beautiful appearance, great aroma, simpler flavour, enjoyable drinkability creates the great beer!
teorn88 (3583) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Pours a deep black color with a big brown head. Creamy and lasting foam. Doesn’t look thicky though. Aroma is roasted malts, metallic, slight coffee notes. Taste is pure coffee jiuce. Roasted malts, wood, smoke, and loads of coffee. Medium bitterness. Mouthfeel is creamy, but not sticky, with soft/good carbonation. Overall, a fantastic coffe stout. Not really overpowering as an "imperial" should be.