hangunder (305) - Ontario, - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet milk-chocolate aroma, very alike to Southern Tier’s Choklat. Some dark malt in the aroma as well and rich cocoa notes. Completely black, thick pour with minimal head. Taste is also reminiscent of ST, with the milk chocolate showing prominence, carbonation and alcohol in the middle and dark cocoa/mild hop bitterness at the finish. Bitterness doesn’t meld as well with the rest of the taste as in the ST. Body is medium, would have expected a bit thicker for the type of beer. Overall great chocolate imp.
fluffy (1918) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
tastes like a Tootsie roll. otherwise, this is a numeric rating only. i no longer do tasting notes on any beer anymore.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick black pour with a rich brown head. Aroma is cocoa/chocolate. Taste was so rich, glad I shared it with family. Chocolate, little bitter, roasted malt, little char. My nephew had his with vanilla ice cream. The beer clung to the glass like poop on tourists flung by frenzied monkeys.
douglas88 (7180) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. Pours a dark pure black color with a medium beige head. The aroma is big chocolate, malt balls. The flavor is big sweet milky chocolate, some vanilla, more malt balls. Quite good.
Sarlacc83 (1333) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Douglas. Thanks!
A: Solid black with a light cappuccino head. Some legs.
N: Malted malt balls and cocoa. Vanilla and licorice. Toast and some lactose. A little raspberry.
T: Moderately bitter and a bigger sweetness.
M: Heavier body though not up there with Evil Twin.
O: A chocolately confection. IRS undertone could use some work, but it is still quite nice.
bytemesis (4468) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to kbudd19! Pours deep black with a large brown creamy head that lasts forever and leaves nice lacing in its wake. Aroma is mega-chocolate, rich milk chocolate. Flavor follows, huge chocolate on a bed of roasty malts and a touch of vanilla. Medium sweet, quite bitter actually, despite the description, but rich and decadent nonetheless. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Lingering bitter cocoa finish. Whoa.
jtclockwork (10655) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by me at Weekly Tasting. Thanks Kevin! Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of cocoa nib, marshmallow, chocolate milk, tootsie roll and graham cracker. Medium body. Much better than the other chocolate imperial stout I had from Flying Monkeys. This one is world class.
vtafro (4693) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Chocolate, coffee and roasted sweet aromas very fudge and coffee tones. Full fudge and coffee tones, very sweet and nice.
Countbeer (5257) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle: Thanks Gothgargoyle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Deep dark brown black pour. Medium sized brown foamy head on top of a black beer.
The aroma is the most balanced, complex, interesting, smooth and delicious aroma a Imperial Chocolate Stout has ever had imo!
Dark chocolate, cacoa, smooth roast, brownies, mocha, sweet chocolate, marvelous aroma!
Flavour is in the same range of the aroma: awesome balanced and perfect pairing with (3) chocolate ice! Oh wow, really good! Dark chocolate, chocolate, cacoa, bitters, cacoa beans, some coffee, mocha and roast with a sweet edge. Amazing!
Sticky dark chocolate cacoa mocha bitter aftertaste. Delicious!
Low carbo, creamy silky mouthfeel, full bodied and an oily sticky texture.
Close to perfect, damn this is really good!
rodenbach99 (3515) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Une bouteille trouvée dans mon frigo laissée par l’ami de Tiso. Une robe brune foncée presque noire avec une mousse beige foncée. Un nez absurde de chocolat liquide, une mer de chocolat. Une bouche tout aussi décandante, riche et soyeuse. Difficile de faire mieux.
kathouse (1236) - Nevada, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Colors of a malted milk ball, aroma of double fudge brownies. This is dessert in a glass. I won’t go on about the chocolate but will remark on the smoky malts that come through at the finish. Nice punctuation for this delicious beer. Thanks cards04 for this one.