DrnkMcDermott (2920) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2010
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Bavarian Lodge. Gooey dark—I thought I saw purple highlights. The scent is a bit subdued for such a big beer: I get a nose of coffee and sweet malt, but not much else. But the taste is a perfect example of why raters go for the Imperial Stouts. A big chocolaty taste, but some wheat spice still finds its way through. Almost brings back that "wow" moment of my first Bourbon County Stout years ago. Sweet mocha goodness. Definitely shows alcohol, but not in a pushy way. Thick and sticky malts. Bitterness not very apparent, just too keep all this malt in check. A full-on imperial beer taste that more than overcompensates for a relatively mild nose.
mateuszk (1115) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pitch black in colour, small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts and lots of cherries and plums. Softly carbonated, very smooth. Full bodied, rather sweet in the finish. Very good.
williamstome (1421) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black pour, small brown head. Fantastic aroma of chocolate, smoke, wood, cedar, prune and plum. Flavor is great, smoke, prune, plum, and dark chocolate.
rami_pl (627) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
kran w jabeerwocky. ciemne z mierna piana, w aromatach raczej delikane ale bardzo fajnie slodkawe: owoce ciemne + jakas slodycz a la lukrecja czy cos w ten desen, ciezkie do zdefiniowania ale fajne. do tego w tle kakao, moze jakas kawa z mlekiem (??? skad tu kawa z mlekiem?). smaku delikatniejsze jeszcze niz w aromacie, ale analogiczne do aromatow. raczej w strone wodnista niz pelna. dobre. i nic ponad to.
TorbenJensen (1213) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice and very perfect tan foam that rises to their Dark Force, which also bears the subtitle Double Extreme Imperial Wheat Stout. Clear notes of wheat malt rises from the glass and mixes deliciously with hints of coffee. Tastes deep and long coffee / mocha with English licorice. Wheat malt adds a comfortable sweetness and freshness which is in an almost too perfect relief to the aforementioned heavier tasting notes.
lownote (342) - USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a very tall brown head from tap. Really roasty aroma. Burnt flavor. A bit sweet. Lots of chocolate, coffee flavor. A bit sweet. The roast flavor Lasts a bit long. Chicorylike.
ciocanelu (231) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUL 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Imperial stout brewed with wheat. Makes for a very interesting combination. The wheat seems to have contributed in a good way to the texture of the beer. Overall, dark, roasty, tasty.
msbernac (1220) - Krakow, POLAND - JUL 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma-caramel, chocolate, coffee, alcohol,
Appearance-black, hazy, brown foam,
Taste-medium bitterness, light sweetness, lightly sour, alcohol
Pałace-full body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter finish
Errl (2226) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a tan head..Nose is musty, chocolate, wheat, bold..Taste is chocolate, spice, tobacco, roast, dark fruits..
Johnsense (1034) - - MAY 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black pour, fair sized mocha head. Dark chocolate, raisin, molasses sweetness in the aroma. Bakers chocolate, raisin, dark fruit, dark coffee bitterness to balance things out. Full body, oily mouthfeel. 2013 bottle.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3429) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
An Imperial Wheat Stout I had years ago but whose rating I lost. I do recall I had it on tap & was impressed. Bottle Batch 671 brewed in October 2013, served in a snifter. Pouring a deep black with ruby highlights when held to the light and possessing a rusty tan head of foam that dissipates quickly. It has a fruity nose of raisins, smoked maple, dark chocolate with a bit of roastiness to it. Think a really nice dark chocolate cake. Incredibly full luscious mouthfeel, supremely creamy almost like marshmallows! That’s just nuts. The taste is sharply sweet, some oxidized sherry notes, big bitter dark cacao in the 70-80% range, a hint of fruit and quite a lot of heat burning it’s way down my throat while the finish gives me that smokey maple character. Really good stuff though I believe I like it better when I had it on tap at the old Tadg’s.