stoutnick (827) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2013 Light black with tan head. Aroma is caramel malts and slight mocha. taste is bitterness, toffee and caramel; perfectly balanced between the three. Yum, and so easy to drink. Palate is not too big - bitter with some caramel. Overall, the perfect sessional stout, though a big one at that (8.8%!).
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours black with a thin beige head and plenty of lacing. Very warm, roasted coffee aroma. body is lacking for an imperial stout. Taste is coffee and chocolate with come cherry notes. finish is bitter chocolate and hops. decent but admittedly pedestrian Imperial Stout.
Scipio (820) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with a reddish tan head. I get a big aroma of coffee, with some chocolate, a touch of alcohol, and perhaps a bit of toffee. Taste has a great roasted flavor. It is different than the aroma impressions in that it is a fair balance of chocolate and coffee. I get just a touch of a dark fruity flavor also. Extremely roasty. Maybe even burnt. The aftertaste is just like the flavors when drinking. Dry, bitter, and with an oily texture with a good amount of carbonation for one of this style. This one is exceptional.
Hanoi (818) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nose is cola, blackcurrent, lots of cherry, orange undercut by some earthy coco notes. Taste is dark chocolate, vanilla, berry, hints of coffee, chocolate ice cream, banana, slight smoke in the aftertaste, caramel. Silky mouthfeel.
This is a very nice beer, that has a lovely depth.
drjoeng (816) - SINGAPORE - JUN 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured out black. 40ºSRM.
Nose has dark fruit, liniment, smoke, dark honey.
Mouthfeel is light. Palate has smoke, charcoal, oatmeal, wheat malt, flour,
Finish is carbon like. A little light on on the finish and maybe even a little plastic-like, but this may be a function more of the expiry than the actual beer.
Would love to taste a fresh one, though I can’t be sure it’ll be better.
Macegan75 (815) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black with a tam frothy head. moderate lacing. roasted flaors in the nose. First sip is strong with dark choclate and roasted coffee. Also a bit of carmel. really great low hop finish. Nice beer.
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark (duh) with quite the ample head. Fairly complex, but not super strong, aroma of chocolate, cranberries, and some roastiness and breadiness. Flavor follows suit with quite a bit of tang in the mid-palate. Some bitterness in the end notes; the aftertaste lets the roast shine for several minutes. Very well-balanced. Mouthfeel is full without feeling too thick or syrupy. Nice double stout that is a break from the standard impy. Very nicely done. A good slow sipper to savor.
DrunkSanta410 (812) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Light black pour, average head. Aroma of vanilla, cinnamon and sweet roasted almost smoky malts. Some yeast notes present as well. Toasty. Taste is slight brown sugar with chocolate, vanilla and toast. Smooth. Unique flavor profile. Smooth, but not thick on the palate. Great stout in a neat category.
high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very black body with a thin brown head and lacing. The aroma has lots of dark chocolate and coffee with a slight earthiness. The flavor has chocolate and some hops up front with a long coffee aftertaste.
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kayres (808) - , Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a thick dark tan head. Sort of a dull hop bitter/ roast aroma. Big bodied,smooth coco flavors with a touch of hop and roast bitter
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