klas (285) - - OCT 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Massive malty aroma. Black color, small head. Hops mixes very well with the malty taste. Rather bitter, even if it doesn’t taste like 75 IBU:s. Stong (9.5% ABV). To be enjoyed in small slowly and preferrably shared.
ThreeCats (585) - ISRAEL - OCT 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a nice, dense, dark mocha head. Aroma of lots of roast, chocolate (especially bitter chocolate), dark fruit and some orange. Taste very roasty with a lot of bitter chocolate. Unfortunately, what Great Divide calls "Wonderfully dry hoppy finish" I call "hop character way out of style and a way to ruin a great RIS". Could have been great, except for that...
ahimelfa (2) - - OCT 29, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very enjoyable. Deceptively smooth at such a high abv. I like the oatmeal version even better.
maltman53 (351) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark-chocolate black with mocha-color, persistent, creamy head. Gobs of dark chocolate on the nose, all the way through the entry, middle, and finish palate. Overall, hides its 9.5% ABV beautifully, with no cloying alcohol heat or sweetness.
David_87 (11) - - OCT 24, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Simply put one of the best Imperial Stouts out there, amazing in the right places!
ametras (454) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pitch black with a creamy brown head. Flavors are dark/milk chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, licorice, caramel, ashes, alcohol and resinous hops with herbal and fruity notes. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture.
nudiebear (111) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Poured a clear dark brown with red tinge when seen in the light. No head to speak of, but it is dark tan. Smells of coffee and roast. Tastes like coffee with fair sweetness and bitterness. Low on bubbles. Calming and satisfying.
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle poured in a snifter glass.
A: Pours a opaque black oil color forming a big creamy tan head with reasonable retention and many many lacings left
S: Smell is a perfume of roasted malts. Brown sugar, dark chocolate, coffee and earthy hops. Alcohol in the very end
T: Follows the nose. Delicious roasted taste mixed with refreshing herby and grassy hops. Again, brown sugar, roasted malts (yeah a lot! :)). Dark chocolate and coffee to complete. In overall a dry beer with a bit sweet upfront. Aftertaste is really roasted and bitter
M: Heavy and deliciously creamy. Very biscuity. Medium carbonation. Absolutely delicious bitter aftertaste
O: Excellent imperial stout.
[ BA Review @ 4/30/2012 ]
BrewTom (277) - - OCT 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Velvety smooth like a marshmallow going down a water slide (?!). Uncharacteristicly hoppy at first followed by a roast coffee finish. This beer loves up to its legendary status.
Rated by BrewTom
outlawskies (965) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Julie does not like the 2013 version. It is too smokey. V.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ZacM612 (164) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick dark black with very little brown head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Flavor has a good bit of coffee bitterness. Warms the gut a little.