DrnkMcDermott (2810) - 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 @ Binny’s. 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.
David_87 (8) - - OCT 24, 2014 does not count
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 (443) - 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 (110) - 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 (866) - 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 (274) - - 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 (962) - - 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 (160) - 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.
AbbeyRoade (354) - Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Although I prefer more chocolatey/milky stouts to coffee ones, this is an ideal imperial stout nonetheless! Perfectly viscous, thick, oily liquid that is jet black with a great thick brown foamy head. Taste is extremely rich and creamy. Coffee, toffee, roasted caramel throughout. Sweet. Excellent brew!
olavho (29) - - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
God øl fin mørkk farge, lukter friskt og godt. Skummet holder seg lenge på topp. Klarte ikke helt å beskrive smaken, men veldig god.
Nische (774) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with brown head. Aroma is hops and chocolate. Flavor american hops, chocolate, coffee and rostes malts. Full body with creamy texture. Slight bitter finish. A little bit lower IBU and this one would be excellent.