ADfan (815) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours almost black in the glass with a beige head. Aroma has coffee with some chocolate, there is also some sugar.Taste is very smooth with an espresso quality and some cocoa powder. Mild bitter finish that gives the beer great balance.
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.
Macegan75 (811) - 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.
DrunkSanta410 (811) - 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 (807) - 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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HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poours with a black color and a medium brownish head. Aromas of raosted malts and choolate. The flavor profile is more creamy, I get some lactic notes almost lioke a milk stout in addition to roasted malts and cocoa. Finishes with some hops bitterness, very nice.
ThreeCats (801) - ISRAEL - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite black with a nice solid mocha head. Aroma of heavy roast, lots of bittersweet chocolate, espresso. Taste of lots of black coffee, espresso, roast, bitter chocolate that lasts long into the palate. This beer has a lot of "chocolate" action going, but itís not sweet. Itís all dark high-coco percent bitter chocolate stuff. Very nice.
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a muddy jet black with an average (1-2 finger) tan creamy head that lasted throughout, and produced excellent sheets of streaky lacing.
The aroma was bold of a roasty bread malt and a leathery yeast with notes of bakerís chocolate, dark roasted coffee and a hint of dark fruit (raisons and prunes).
The taste was a tad bitter, very malty with a bold roasty overtone and a hint of creamy bitter chocolate from the get go, progressing with a big dose of roasted coffee, a light fruity sweetness and a decent alcohol ending. The flavor lasted a nice long while proceeding the swallow, with a bold roasty alcohol presence left behind to linger on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was extremely full in body with a dry, creamy texture and a lively carbonation.
Overall this was a very impressive Imperial Stout and even though it was simple and basic, it did possess an awesome drinkability and great flavor. Just goes to show sometimes simple and basic works the best... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2011 Bomber. Black coffee colored with an inch of thick cappuccino head. Aroma is sweet roasted malt and Kahlua. Taste begins with strong toasted malt sweetness and caramel followed by bittersweet chocolate and coffee liqueur. It finishes slightly dry and smoky with some mild coffee bitterness. The overall flavor is sweet, smooth and silky.
Hanoi (800) - 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.