BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2005 Completely black body with a nice brown head. Smells of raisins, chocolate, and milk. Taste is huge. Hints of sweet coffee, maple syrup, and chocolate. Alcohol comes in and bites you on the finish, which is bitter and roasty and actually quite sweet. And its extremely smooth. Nice stout, I like it a lot.
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours jet black with a thick roasted brown head. slowly dissolves into a nice covering that lasts throughout. excellent lacing as well. sweet dark chocolate flavor at first then fades to roasted malts. burnt coffee and a dry bitterness in the finish. overall a wondefully enjoyable impy stout.
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2008 dark pour. Nice bi colored head with nice lacing. Aroma of dark fruit and spice (licorice/ pine?). Taste is very chewy with a bit too much dark fruit flavor (prune?) for my taste. Palate is thick and chewy. Oily palate. flavor just hurt.
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entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2005 This stout did not fail to impress. Poured black as your momma and gave better head. Toffee flavor and loads of quality hops were a nice addition, would have liked more of an alcohol warming.
More to add: I had another bomber last night this time it was a batch from 2003 and I’ve got to say this stuff ages extremely well. A complexity of flavors coming out of nowhere and the alcohol warming was definitely present after sitting a while. Booyahkasha!
abstractbeer (241) - NORWAY - JUL 29, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, bought in Sweden! Pitch black, with the brownest head I’ve ever seen on a beer. It’s literally milk chocolate colored. Smells like a fruity heaven with hints of something I associate with perfume. Also lots of dark malts and coffee in the nose here. Thick mouthfeel, low carbonation. A plethora of flavors are dancing around in my mouth, from roasty burnt wood to coffee to citrusy fruits to licorice to chocolate. Wow. The 9,5 % abv is also quite noticable, both in my mouth and my head ;)
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost a pitch black pour. Forms into a nice dark tan head that lasted a decent amount of time. Smell is great, full of chocolate and coffee. Taste is much of the same with the alcohol kicking in as it warms.
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Secret Santa for this one--deep black pour with malty chocolate aroma and molasses balanced by rich piney hops, less burnt roastiness than I expected, this is pretty easy and pleasant to sip, and doesn’t taste like 9.5%.
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2012 Bottle, Daglighallen, Trondheim (89 kr). This is (for the price) my favourite beer by a mile. Pours black with a brown foam with some nice white tones. Aroma is of roasted malts and some chocolate. Tastes of dry chocolate, some light oak, liqorice and some earth. Ends really dry but the taste lingers for a long time. Wonderful stuff.
JeyAre (239) - - APR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown almost Black colour work a very thin Brown head and a roasted aroma. The taste is heavy and roasted too with a slight bitterness in the after taste. I am not a big fan of stiuts but this is a good one.
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just a fantastic Imperial Stout. Great dark amber head, impenetrable brown color. the 9.5% alcohol deftly balanced. Nice kick of hops at the end. In my book only bested by the Oak Aged Yeti.