noompa (130) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Map Room. Looked forward to this a lot, given my fondness for the BCS. Jet black w/ a swirling, galaxy head of beige; nutty nose, coffee w/ more vanilla than Bourbon County Stout, but less coffee and chocolate; very sweet flavor w/ some smoke, liquorish and mild coffee. The sweetness really overpowers most flavors. Lovely velvetty body that goes down exceedingly smoothly. However, as with their DIPA, the hoppiness comes w/ a hefty price: excessive sweetness. Lighter and more floral than BCS while bring more drinkable, but lacks the latter’s complexity.
cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at goose Pre DLD day ... deep black ... sweet roast malt nose ... luittle black current ... rich and syrupy ... hop back ground ... quite a difficult drink
demitriustown (1012) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber: Aroma is malt heavy, chocolate, caramel, pungent hop characteristic as well almost a grapefruity tinge to it. Appearance is black with minimal tan head that diminishes to a sopay film quickly. Taste is malt, chocolate, caramel, toffee, somew what buttery, with a lingering aftertaset of roasted malt. Overall, Decent Impy Stout, but not top tier. Cheers!
suprchunk (1808) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark oily color. Small tan head with no lacing left behind as it quickly plummeted. Big roasty malt aroma, along with just malt. Chocolate, fig, nuts and alcohol. Very nicely balanced and nothing standing on top of anything else. Except the malt may be a bit more pronounced. It should be, there’s a bunch of it in here I suppose.
Chocolate tastes melded nicely with a roasted grain. Much like a mocha coffee that one would get, with the chocolate on top like it’s supposed to be. Of course. There is a very good malt flavor to this one as well. It is under the alcohol, but very much there. The alcohol is very warming. And it does show up a bit more than I would like. At least the malt is played against it well. And I really cannot complain as this is a big beer. So I won’t complain, and I’ll just keep drinking it. Dark fruit, not as fig oriented. More like dryer than normal raisins. Nice. There is a sweet residue left on the corners of my mouth. Along with a burning sensation in my mouth and throat after each swallow. Kind of a numbing experience for the tongue.
48FanInCali (617) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured pitch black with thin tan head. Nose was ok with coffee, chocolate, and malty noted. Taste was soy saucy, with a notable bitter coffee finish. My buddies daughter was handing me Peanut Butter cup dark chocolate candies once I started drinking it. It seriously enhanced this beer more than anything could.
BelgianBeerGal (2874) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2010 bottle picked up in St Louis. Pours like a normal impy stout...a little weighty. Still some fruity hops in the aroma after a year! Just the faintest hint of booze in the flavor but relatively light overall. Fine.
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
~6 oz tasting glass draft at Waldo Pizza in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is a deep black brown with a solid well formed 1/2 inch darker khaki head. The aroma is deep malt, sweet sugar cane, a bit of some milk, soy is present, and the back of the nose is more roast char. The taste is a mix of the full sweet sugar can sweet malt, balances with the milk, some grassiness, and a finish with the roastiness. The palate is medium bodied, oily and slick, residual sweetness in booze in the finish.
Jesterdeal (1478) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of thick molasses, boozu notes of gin, chocolate, and a citrus hop. Pours black and viscous with tan lacing. Taste is wierd with floral fruity molasses notes up front, ginger snaps, soy sauce and chocolate. Bizarre and ultimately unpleasant.
seth_lfod (254) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled on 11/19/12. Poured into snifter, black with mocha colored two finger head. Smells of cocoa powder, licorice, malts, and alcohol. Taste is licorice up front with semi sweet chocolate... a little alcohol bite, then finishes with the licorice again. Overall a solid imperial stout and i enjoyed it. However I am not sure I would seek it out again.
bobbyberbiglia (171) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bottle A - Pours black with small mocha head. Good lacing. S - Licorice bomb, soy sauce, & booze. T - Overpowering licorice and dried dark fruit. M - Full bodied. Nice carbonation. Slick texture. Molasses/mild bitter finish. O - Quality undeniable, but licorice to much for me.