coldbrewky (1337) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Beer World. After two days of running around like a chicken in traffic I needed something like this to wind down with. Big and roasty nose comes off the full pour and erupting head to slowly settle a shimmering still black morass. Out of the glass then comes the low tone of the nibs covered in malt. Body is Godzilla big but has but an undertone of alcohol heat up front. Malts encircle and overwhelm the 11.5%. My back began to loosen up about three quarters thru the bottle and I was able to put more wood on the fire. Muck like a black hole, this beers gravitational pull made me consume the entire bottle. My wife told me this morning that I set a record for snoring. I blame the glass foundry! Damn silica magnates.
Elwood (2552) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a very viscous black with a small but dense dark brown head. The nose is boozy with lots of roasted malt and chocolate notes. The flavor has tons of chewy malt with nice tobacco, leather, chocolate, and dried stone fruit notes. Lots of evolving flavor as it warms. Speaking of warming, the alcohol is front and center, but it does help dry things out on the back end. Otherwise this brew is thick and oily on the tongue. Definitely a night cap or sipping type of brew.
XmnwildX12 (1623) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Jared, dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malt and booze. Taste is lots of chocolate, malt and black licorice, super thick mouth feel.
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nsquishee (516) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, chocolatey, and thick. Slightly boozy finish, but very good for the high ABV.
richc83 (25) - Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours very dark chocolate color with a dark creamy head... nose consists of cherry and chocolate... smoother than i expected for an imperial stout. finishes great.. very happily surprised
mnmike (701) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 vintage bottle. I was disappointed with this one. Cocoa nibs were hardly there. Palate was muddled and didn’t finish all that well.
BillWyce (539) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes: Bottled 12/7/12, aged 2 1/2 months. Poured deep, inky black with a small, thin tan head. Roasty, chocolatey aroma with some booziness and maybe a touch of anise. Full body with an oily, syrupy thickness. Roasty malt flavor with cocoa in the finish. As it warmed, it picked up some boozy and grainy notes, with maybe some coffee up front. Perhaps needed to age a bit more.
jahshuwuh (196) - USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pretty much a black color, thick. Smells of chocolate, coffee, brown sugar. Thick mouth feel, lot of chocolate and coffee. Boozy with good sweets. Good with a cigar, brought out the cocoa tastes. Big bold stout that's well balanced. Well done. I can taste the bourbon county character in there too.
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boxofrane (1219) - pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at craft ale house. Pours pitch black with minimal head. The aroma is faint for a beer of this size. The are some roasty notes. The taste has a nice chocolate flavor with some residual sweetness and a boozy luck at the end. Solid hey not as great as the bcs series.
DocLock (6826) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bombers from Capone’s, Craft, and Wegman’s Collegeville. Pours thick, rich, jet black, with gorgeous dark brown head. Nose is a luscious medley of roasty choc malt, cacao, I get a lot of pruney/raisiny aromas, and some black currant esters and hazelnut. Tastes thick, rich, complex, perfectly matches with my Oliva Series V maduro Churchill cigar, with a big roasty malt, vanilla, cacao, somewhat sweet, molasses, and raisin/fig/prune/black currant undertones. This one is the Energizer Bunny of impy Stouts in that it never lets up. It pounds your palate and olfactory membranes from beginning to end. What a great beer.
jstraw (1700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Inky black with modest, creamy, brown head / Intense nose of backstrap molasses, dark chocolate, dark fruit / Very full body, inky and dense, chewy, moderately sweet but with good balance, and noticeable bitterness on the finish / Intense flavors of backstrap molasses, semisweet chocolate, prune, plum, roast coffee, licorice / Something this intense isn’t something I would choose to drink, but it’s undeniably a great thing.