M82 (445) - Kansas, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An easy going Imperial Stout with all the classic flavors clearly pronounced over a highly quaffable body which came together to remind me of Bear Republic’s Big Bear Black
A black body, which verges on über dark brown, supports a desaturated light khaki, tight to lightly frothy head quickly settling to a solid ring and a few thin peninsulas of lace
Black licorice, dates, chocolate, roasty coffee, and citrus notes are expressed as a nicely balanced bitter-sweet experience on a surprisingly light body with solid carbonation for the style which resonates and builds creamy layers of roast and restrained citrusy hops
12oz notched best by Month 10 Week 5 at 55º into 13.25oz Luigi Bormioli Michelangelo Napoleon Brandy snifter
crossovert (10316) - Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Seemed to hide its abv impeccably. A very soft and chcolatey imperial stout.
decaturstevo (5703) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with creamy tan head and lace. Aroma of light milk chocolate and light coffee. Flavor matches aroma. Medium bodied but a tad thin.
peteinSD (1439) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bob - thanks! Pours black with a ring of tan foam and steady carbonation. Nice aroma with dense, fudge chocolate, roast, light coffee, and some heavier dark fruit aspects with a trailing edge of hop bitterness. Taste is heavy on the roast with chocolate and raisin notes. Also seems like molasses with hop bitterness. Smooth, coating mouthfeel. Straight ahead imperial stout - very nice.
deyholla (9282) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a thin dark brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges quickly. Aroma has notes of dark fruits and roasted malts with a bit of pine hops and some underlying chocolate (plus a hint of booze. Flavor has roasted malts and bitter chocolate up front with a bit of underlying pine hops and booze.
ryanfolty (2270) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2014 April 25, 2013 - bottle from brandon. Dark brown pour with limited head. Coffee, roasted malt and chocolate in aroma and taste. Slight bitter finish.
BVery (8912) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle - thanks Brandon! Deep cola to brown pour with a small head. Licorice and cocoa in the aroma and taste. Medium body. Good stuff!
oneeighthcuban (106) - - APR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells mostly of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate smells. Taste has a hint of hop bitterness at the finish, but not overwhelming. Mouthfeel and carbonation are very smooth.
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XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trading partner, pours a dark brown coffee with a thin tan head. Aroma is anise, coffee and malt. Taste is a little coffee and some chocolate, light bitterness, not overly complex, decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice appearance - has quite a bit of head and lots of lacing. Aroma a bit weak for an impy - not much beyond some cocoa. Surprisingly light-bodied as well - I would not expect this to be an impy based on mouthfeel - it seems more like a regular stout. Mostly cocoa flavors with some bitterness - not getting the coffee notes so common to this style. Overall, it’s not a bad beer, but it does not have the bolder, more complex flavors typical of impy stouts.