Davhgbrew (929) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark roasted and chocolate along with alcohol. Dry and not too sweet with bitter chocolate. Awesome brew. Alc content is noticeable but by no means overbearing.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft, Exbeerience. Black pour, tan head. Very roasty, chocolatey, toasty, slightly boozey aroma. Definitely qualifies as a beer you can chew. Roasty flavor with a noticable grainy oatmeal presence and rich body, char, chocolate, light booze on the finish but not overly hot. One of the better oatmeal stouts I’ve had.
maxwelldeux (3496) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Pours a near black color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose is quite roasty with a fair amount of oats coming off it, and implying a slightly creamy sweetness as well. Taste was sweet with slight bits of vanilla in there for me, and roasty throughout. Nice and very smooth taste.
after4ever (6074) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the urban beer garden. Pours jet black with a dark creamy tan mousse on top. Loose drippy lace. Dark roasty chocolate and coffee nose. Creamy thick body with modest carb. Roasty coffee and.chocolate mid palate with a strong roasty finish. Wonderful impy.
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2012 On tap at Beer Authority. Pours black with a minimal head. Smell is sweet malty chocolate. Taste is grainy, sweet chocolate, hint of coffee but without the ashy flavor a lot of imperials get. Fantastic.
Raspberry version. Black with a finger head. Smell is smokey coffee roast. Taste is thinner bodied, oats and some red fruit, but still lots of roast. Very nice variation on a good base beer.
50belair (2169) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery. Nitro!!!! Dark brown pour with light brown head. Dark roasted malt aromas. So smooth and creamy with dark roasted malts, oatmeal, and dark chocolate highlights. I know there’s no lactose, but the nitro tap just makes it so damn creamy. Very good...
ThirstyBird (1481) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark brown/black with a dark tan head. The smell is dark malt, licorice, bourbon. The taste is big chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. The body is medium/full silly smooth with fine carbonation.
leeburg (227) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap atthe brewery. Dark brown, tan head, roasty aromas with chocolate and coffee, very smooth and deceivingly alcoholic. Easy drinking for an Imp. Stout.
ACHops (653) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Growler from the brewery. Pours inky dark brown with thin oily mocha head. Aroma is big roasty malts and a slight hint of coffee. Chocolate malts shine through, along with a substantial hop presence. Finish is a little harsh - heavily bitter with some funky notes. Nice thick body but the balance is a bit off here. Would do well with some barrel aging to smooth out these flavors. Now I just need to get my hands on some Kentucky Dark Star...
Update: revisiting on nitro @ the brewery 1 year later. Thick mocha (nitro) head. Chocolate and coffee notes much more prominent here. Balance is dialed too. This is an excellent Imperial Stout. Revising rating to reflect improvement (went from a 3.5 to a 4)
tourette (208) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2013
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not much on the nose, and not much head. Otherwise a blockbuster. Some bourbon notes, so I assume this was aged in barrels? Not sure about that. Coffee and roasty malts and a bit of cocoa. Thick and rich. Great stuff.