rmussman (1702) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aged for almost three years. A super quality malted brew. This is roasted so well and while it is sweet, the sweetness is not over powering.
furthur (485) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - OCT 3, 2015
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, black and thick beer, big dark khaki head fades, decent lace. Aroma coffee, vanilla, plum, oak, molasses. Taste is coffee and chocolate chip cookies, vanilla, molasses. A little sweet, but huge roasty chocolate cookies. Palate is super rich, carbonation nicely subdued. Cranking this rate. So roasty, so huge, so deep!
lefossoyeur (509) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with a thick brown head fading into a good lace and veil. Chocolate liquor, vanilla and sweet chai spices comes through in the aromas. Rich, velvety palate, low carbonation, almost full bodied, loads of cocoa flavors, multi-layered with ligt spices in the end. Alcohol is so well hidden here. Delicious impy stout.
jc1762 (312) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Into a taser showing pitch black with sparse coffee brown foam.
The nose shows a lot of good roasted coffee notes.
The palate is light bodied, foamy, smooth, with a strong coffee tartness. Coffee bitterness with a roasted smoky note on the linger. Slight oak permeates throughout the palate but it seems slightly too light for a stout.
mikeyo1 (459) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle @ home. 2010 vintage. Pours a black liquid with a stable medium sized, light brown head and good lacing. Roasted aroma with pleasant dark chocolate, dates, caramel, espresso, licorice, vanilla, some oak. Light vinous with raisins. Big mouth feel and smooth texture, medium carbonation. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, vanilla, cream, cocoa, red and dark fruits. moderate vinous notes with raisins. Balanced chocolate bitterness, impressively dry finish with lingering ash, licorice, chocolate and oak. Long lasting aftertaste with chili & cocoa.
dlovell2 (1307) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is dry woody oak chocolate roasted malt. Flavor is unsweetened cocoa,dry oak, vanilla, coffee, dark roasted malt flavor with a hint of dried cayenne pepper.
jflopsu (857) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark black with brown head. A strong sweet chocolate aroma. Has a very sweet taste of chocolate and light oak, coffee, and bourbon. A very smooth chocolate beer.
AdiBeer (2273) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: chocolate, oak / wood, alcohol, cocoa. Appearance: black, small, beige, creamy head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: roasted malts, chocolate, molasses, remains very sweet throughout. Overall: fantastic Imperial Stout, excellent wood and chocolaty aroma. Bottle at BrewDog, Shoreditch.
TheJester (2216) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 mL bottle. 2011 vintage. Hops are gone, and carbonation seems down, but this is still a damn fine beer. Cocoa and oak dominate, but each of these offer a complex variety of flavours. Body is great.
Andrew196 (1133) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Motor oil, beige, brown on the edges head. Very aromatic, powerful, Kahlua, cocoa, alcohol. A rolling wave of thick flavor on the tongue, dark roasted malts, rye, plums. Slightly effervescent in the finish....lingering breathy chocolate...so much milk chocolate. The beer is big....delightfully!
BroadestTom (246) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma oak chocolate
Appearance black, tan foam, brown foam,
Taste medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palatefull body, thick feel, long finish,
Overall a delicious imperial stout that hides the alcohol very well and the oak goes perfect with it