DrnkMcDermott (2621) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, $4 @ Binnyís. Rathing #2100! No numerical significance this time, just the highest rated beer in my cellar. Bottled 4/16/10. Pored in a taster goblet, brown bubbles rise slo-o-owly to the top.Intense chocolate smell, no over-roasted grains in the nose. Some sweetness is present as well. Taste shows some roastiness, but also more unsweetened cocoa, black coffee and Charleston Chew. Bubbles deliver sting of northwestern bitter hops to every part of my tongue. Impressions of menthol mints come in, too. Thick and syrupy toward the end. Has the slick feel of an alcoholic beverage, but not the burn. I tend to go a few weeks between Impy Souts, and most are barrel-aged, so this raw fresh one is an eye opener and a pleasure.
Osprey87 (531) - London via, WALES - MAY 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle BBE 02/14. Black pour, no head but some brown bubbles form on top. Smells yeasty and of American hops. Taste is mainly barley, some coffee, oily hoppiness. Mid-bodied. Bitter finish. Quite good.
Shooter42 (73) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
What an amazing imperial stout, the very best I have had so far. Decadent aroma and taste of cocoa, espresso, vanilla, and malty goodness. This pitch black brew is the perfect combination of malts and hops. Simply amazing!!
budznsudz (320) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours ink black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roast with a slight hop bite. Taste is exactly like the nose with a bitter finish. Nice.
tourette (200) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really great stout. Nice espresso and oaky flavors. Toasty and sweet. Maybe a little too sweet. Otherwise wonderful.
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ronbo39 (8) - Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
the aroma was awesome rich malt caramel and toffee appearance dark and full taste light bitter body bold texture thick carbonation flat finish long i would recommend this beer it was a great beer to drink
Holmen1 (1075) - NORWAY - MAY 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Siste runde pŚ Cardinaltreff mai-13, og en skikkelig grande finale! Lysebrunt cremet skum, og allerede skummet er en nytelse med enorm munnfylde. "En av de aller beste vi har hatt pŚ Cardinal" iflg. Sigmund, og jeg tiltreder hans besrkivelse: Pitch black colour, brown head. Lovely aroma of heavily roasted malts, cigar box and leather. Intense roasty flavour with notes of strong coffee, dark bitter chocolate and English liquorice. Brilliant stuff!
jeremyh70 (351) - Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque black with small khaki head and decent lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate with a hint of smokiness. Taste is of those roasted malts and dark chocolate with burnt brown sugar and a piney and bittersweet finish. Full bodied with viscous mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Above average imperial stout that hits all the marks and is well put together.
spacecube (345) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a small head, 330ml bottle. Thick chocolate, coffee, oatmeal upfront in the aroma, becomes roasty and then follows the pine & citrus hop onslaught with a long bitter finish. Complex, but holds everything together nicely with a bit of alcohol warmth. Lovely.
PattyBat (16) - - APR 30, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with a cinnamon colored head that disappears quickly. Smells of dark chocolate and espresso, and tastes about the same. Solid from start to finish.
jrodooo5 (496) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A surreal aroma draws you in that primarily consists of chocolate. The pour is straight black without much of a head and very little lacing. The taste quickly makes you forget that the beer isnít all that pretty. Itís chocolate heaven for the first 2/3 of taste and finishes a touch roasty which balances the beer beautifully! The medium body makes the beer very drinkable at 9.5% and thatís magnificent! Great stuff!