natejgood (384) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with a frothy brown head. Aroma of dark fruit, malt and chocolate. Smells slightly sweet. Smooth coffee and chocolate in the mouth. Pretty solid beer overall.
sonnycheeba (2532) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with thin, fizzy tan head; decent retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, cocoa, earthy hops, figs and light dates. Flavor is mostly roast malt with some dark fruit esters, light smoke, light cocoa, and faint earthy hops; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
djroehler (275) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2013 Poured from bottle, heavy roasted malt chocolate, coconut, creamy, coffee. Very delicious.
northropfrye (1710) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An absolutely gorgeous beer. Nice aroma of vanilla and sweet malts, chocolate. Very enjoyable imperial stout.
cards04 (1202) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2013 On tap at JL Beers in Fargo. Pours black with cocoa head. Very nice. Aromas were of anise and coffee. Flavours were strong black coffee mostly. Some sweetness. I liked it.
Re-rate: aromas of lactose and sour cherries. Flavours of smoke, anise, and toasted malts. Some coffee and cream notes. Very nice.
Thisis12ptfont (710) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of chalky coffee beans, cocoa and oak. Solid black with no foam whatsoever. Smooth flavors of cocoa, oak, coffee, dates and some bourbon. Very smokey on the palate with a alcohol sting on the finish. Overall, this is a very well rounded stout with crisp flavors and strong alcohol. Iíd give this an A rating.
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown almost black pour with brown head - aroma of alcohol and molasses - flavors of richly roasted malt, molasses, brown sugar, coffee - lingering alcohol and roasted barley
MrNic (11) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle, bottled on 10/23/2012
A - Pours dark, opaque black with a 1 finger dark brown head that dissipates quickly.
S - Nice roasted coffee and sweet milk chocolate aroma.
T - Starts roasty, moves on to sweet chocolate, and finishes with a big dry roasty bitter coffee taste. After a couple of sips I noticed a little bit of an alcohol burn in the back of my throat that stuck around for a while.
M - Full bodied, thick and creamy mouthfeel. Finishes dry.
Overall, I would consider this an average Imperial Stout. Itís good, but Iíve had a few other Imperial Stouts that I consider to be much better. It would interesting to see how much better this beer is with a year of age on it to mellow out the alcohol.
Imaena (1630) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle CO. Had this over xmas in 2011. Great sipping beer for cold weather.
edgallow (1442) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste is coffee, spice, malts and cocoa.