UDBeernut (868) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap poured into a snifter
a: black body with a nie silky tan head, sith fair retention, reduces to a lacing ring aroud the glass
s: dark malt and chocolate, I do detect the alchohol in my nose
t: dark malt and chocolate flavors are strong, very nice. The alcohol is warming
m&d: full bodied beer with a buttery mouthfeel.
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, thanks to an IP trade with Michael C, 12/05/13.
Light black, extremely dark mahogony brown in the light, with a dirty tan head that soon clears to a swirl and thin edgework.
Nose is roast malt, dark fruits, berry fruits, molasses, treacle toffee, tar, brown sugars, light chocolate.
Taste comprises roast malts, dark fruits, light booze, licqourice, treacle tart, leather, brown sugars, chocolate backnote.
Full end of medium bodied with well pitched fine carbonation keeping this 9%er very drinkable.
Decent Impy stout but not top draw, alcohol is well balanced.
charule (238) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Doublewide. Years 2009 and 2012. Poured dark brown black with creamy tan head. Choco aroma. Creamy choco flavor. Minor alcohol taste. Good. Numbers from 2009 version
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Dfonorow (716) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Black with a finger-wide tan head, good lacing. Aroma is expected - roasted malts, coffee, slight smoke. Flavor is much of the same but with sweet caramel and chocolate notes. A bit on the cloying side, sticky, good carbonation level.
JPDurden24 (1081) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, tan head. Roasty and chocolatey, and some bitterness is present in the flavor. It’s an enjoyable imperial stout.
TaktikMTL (4799) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2 bouteilles de 12 oz partagées lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Apparence: Odeur de chocolat avec une pointe de céréales grillées. Saveur: La couleur est noire opaque. Apparence: Goût de chocolat avec une pointe de céréales grillées et de fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de torréfaction en arrière goût. (Rating #4676)
Phatdog1 (113) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle (4/20/2012) poured into a snifter. Seemed to pour lighter than expected for the style. Half inch thick khacky head. Aroma of sweet roasted malt, burnt sugar and some booze off in the distance. Immediately sweet on the tongue which fades into dark fruit, most noticeably raisin. Chewy malt finish with a tinge of hops lingering. A bit thinner than expected for an imperial, but tasty none the less!
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shoutman (2) - Livingston, Montana, USA - APR 9, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
It doesn’t seem imperial, but it is a marvelous stout with chocolate and roasted character to spare. Forget about style, because this beer is incredibly enjoyable.
dlbeer (383) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head with a lot of lacing. Smells of sweet and roasted malts. Tastes sweet at first then a lingering dark chocolate/coffee bitterness. Good stout.
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knickskicks (496) - - MAR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black, tan head that dissipates. Ok lacing. Nose is roasted malts, dark chocolate. Taste is roasted malts, dark chocolate, ash, some coffee. Smooth medium-full mouthfeel. Good straightforward imperial stout.
brewskis (87) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours predictably pretty dark black but does have a hint of ruby red with no head and a thin ring of lacing. Smells of milk chocolate, raisin, roasted coffee, dark bready malts, soy sauce, some pine. Taste starts with raisin, some dark chocolate, coffee. Then get more raisin, as well as plum, some pine, some breadiness. Then the finish includes, a little pine or grapefruit, roasted malt, some coffee, milk chocolate, little heat, some carmel, little soy sauce, maybe some licorice but I could just be imagining that. Pretty complex with a full body and a creamy and slick mouthfeel. Good amount of carbonation, but too much in my opinion. This is a very solid imperial stout that is on the verge of world class.