Ratman197 (12958) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roastiness, light dark chocolate and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, bitter chocolate and earthiness with a smooth lingering roasty finish.
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark brown. Nice medium chalky chocolatey taste and a medium dry mouthfeel.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.0 A: Black color. Only 1/3 of a finger of creamy light brown head formed.
3.5 S: Moderately high roastiness, molasses, caramel, and light coffee. Pronounced hoppiness featuring citrusy orange and flowery earthiness.
3.5 T: Moderately roasty. Molasses, caramel, and coffee in that order. Fairly dry overall. Higher potency bitterness coming mainly from the hops. Citrus and earthy hop flavor.
3.0 M: Medium body. Moderate, though bity, carbonation. Lacking creaminess.
3.0 D: I’m not a huge fan of hoppy stouts and this is one. The mouthfeel is also pretty mediocre.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-10-2012 02:07:19
gnoff (9509) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GABF on Thursday October 11, 2012
Very dark brownish red color, brown head. Sweet, malty scent, also hops. Sweet, hoppy taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
jahshuwuh (559) - USA - AUG 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small cream colored head. Hoppy malt and coffee ground smell. Bitter taste with coffee grounds and a bit of chocolate after taste. Not very complex, and not a great imperial overall.
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rader58 (868) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep dark brown/black. Aroma of toasted grain, peat, dried fruit, cocoa, vanilla, anise. Flavor is plum, chocolate, pine, raisin, peat. Slightly bitter for an Imperial Stout.
hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
floral hop aroma, dark ruby brown, dense tan head, rich and sweet with notes of cocoa and coffee and a dry hop finish.
notalush (5707) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Eugene for sharing - dark ruby, nearly black, with a soapy lace - aroma is moderate roast, chocolate pudding, coffee - flavor is medium dry, with sharp, almost astringent roast - moderate acidity - some bittersweet chocolate - finish has some ash/char - I want to like it a lot more than I do.
ads135 (4060) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque dark brown appearance. Thick foamy head. Aroma of alcohol, roasted grain, and a bit of mint. Fresh and crisp, not at all dry but rich with chocolate and licorice.
dlinn (141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma doesn’t do this beer justice. A bit sweet on the nose but finishes with a nice, warm roasty flavor.