Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, - NOV 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle on Amtrak Train 27 - The Empire Builder ( from Binny’s South Loop) - 05/11/12.
Pitch black, big coffee head which soon thins to a pond and edgeing.
Nose comprises roast malt, milk chocolate and a touch of soap.
Tastes of roast malts, chocolate, liqourice, molasses, dash of coffee and mineral tones.
Full bodied with soft carbonation and a roasted finish.
Drinkable but a bit of a let down if truth be told.
Jamesthebrit (47) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Pours thick black. Comes in a fun bottle with almost anime characters on it. Good head retention.
S: Chocolate and lots of it. A bit of acidity coming through. Alcohol.
T: Chocolate. Alcohol cuts through. Surprisingly light in flavor. A bit acidic. A nice earthy finish.
P: Thick but very intense on the palate.
This is a pretty nice beer but its odd. Nice chocolate up front but there are a lot of earthy hops in the finish. It’s weird. An interesting beer.
gam (2662) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large tan head black pour soft carbonation aromas coffee creamy vanilla rich chocolate cocoa stewed fruit the flavours dark chocolate rich creamy milk note coffee malty taste rich sugary stewed fruit some molasses and liquorice medium ibu a relaxing taste to dwell on this the finish on the rich side with a solid bitter finish good fruity tastes malt is crisp and sweet really interesting imperial good to drink
BillHick420 (302) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick, black with a nice brown head, some lacing. Nice smooth aroma of coffee, roasted malts, some chocolate, caramel. Beautiful thick mouthfeel. No alcohol flavor. Could have been a little sweeter for my taste, but it is nicely balanced.
scanovajr (600) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A black beer with an average brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, burnt sugar. Taste is also roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, smoke. Balanced bitterness. Very smooth and thick. Great beer
AZBennett (84) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black with a tan head that fades rather quickly. Aromas are light smoke, big chocolate and cocoa, nuanced licorice, vanilla, bread and roast. Flavors mimic the nose though the smoke/oak comes through a lot more as this warms. The chocolate is super tasty and rich while the licorice just adds spice. The mouthfeel is quite nice though this gets lighter in the body as the beer warms. Overall this is a decent effort, though there are other Imp. Stouts I enjoy more, I wouldn’t forgo this one.
jduker000 (10) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
First off, great beer. poured motor oil black with a thick, full head. Aroma and taste was toasted malt and the booze wasn’t overwhelming, which is sometimes a problem with imperial stouts. Palate was syrupy and coated my tongue. Perfect. Great standard imperial stout that should be used as a measuring stick
SDalkoholic (1769) - Chula Vista, California, USA - APR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bev Mo: Poured a pitch black color similar to the appearance of dirty used motor oil with a delicate topping of patchy foam for a head. My nose is delighted to find all sorts of characteristics that accompany the aroma of an imperial stout such as dark roasted malts, coffee/espresso, toffee/caramel, cream, and dark chocolate all of which make my mouth begin to salivate. The flavor is semi sweet and bitter and really allows for a bitter dark chocolate taste to dominate over the rest of the other flavors, but they are still received. These other notes of flavor I’m talking about range from a French vanilla cream, rich espresso, Arabic coffee, burnt black malts, and possibly hazelnut in the distant finish. Also, there is a presence of alcohol that gives some heat and at the same time thins out the drink to not be so heavy and dense.
WortMan (15) - - APR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark and thick with light foamy head.. Pleasent aroma complex taste and aroma. Excellent stout smooth and sweet on front and bitters on the end. My prferance is not stouts however, this is one great beer.
budznsudz (321) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with brownish head of foam that recedes to a layer of skim. Aroma of chocolate, hops, oak, and soy sauce. Taste is chocolate roast, oak, soy sauce, and toasted malt. Thin to medium body with light to medium carbonation.
Tortman18 (81) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. bottle. Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a cap of creamy, chocolate head. Nose is like bread. Very yeasty and sweet with a nice bit of alcohol mixed in and hints of dark fruits like plum and cherry. Mouth is awesome. Very roasty and boozy with the yeast coming through again. A nice sweet undertone is present. Not the best imperial stout, but very good. I have another bottle aging.