douglas88 (7954) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a pure black color with a medium beige head. A great dark fruit and ash nose. Sweet, some vanilla, loads of dark fruit, some chocolate. Very good. A bit thin.
SHIG (4378) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 6, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to duchammer: The label we drank had a double decker bus on it. The name gives it some bonus appeal. Poured a dark brown with red edges and tan head. Aroma and taste is roasted malt, but falls a bit flat.
beastiefan2k (3203) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
200th rater! I actually don’t know when this was brewed cause I don’t see any info on annual release. Whatevs. Black beer with ghost white lacing. Aroma is dry, ashy malt that’s acidic. Flavor is a bit flabby and light... And weak stout. I’m actually surprised this is an Impy Stout. Just a bit too acidic and weak.
slowrunner77 (8982) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"A spot purchase in Seattle that I might have avoided if I’d looked it up. I was encouraged that so many of the off reviews are years old, and at first this had a nice sweet milk chocolate roasted coffee aroma, and looks great. Lower abv so a less thick body was expected. The giant white chunks were a turnoff though, as was the lactic quality that did not belong, and only grew as the beer warmed. It’s not a milk stout and wouldn’t have been a great example if that style either. A beer that could have been quite good but it seems this one has a long history of quality control issues. Still has its good points, but way under average for the style."
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from QFC, Seattle
Black color with small beige head. Nice mild aroma, roasted malt, fire oven bread. It has smooth mouthfeel; roasted malt flavor and some coffee, but not ashy luckily, with some lactose; correct bitterness.
Not exciting, but solid.
Ferris (10509) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Roast malts and chocolate with some dark fruit. Jet black with a rich beige head. Chocolate and dried dark fruits. A long finish with a big bitterness.
XaenDovet (1281) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle share taster. Dark brown, no cap. Aroma of lactose, chocolate, raisin, and booze. Taste is sour. Not bad.
JFParnell (60) - Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2014 This Russian Imperial is the best value that there is. At $4.79 for a 22 Oz. I defy anyone to find a better deal. This is a very good imperial russian stout. The price is right, and it is overall a very good tasting stout.
maxwelldeux (4289) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a small tan head on it. Nose is a little roasty with some nice chocolate coming through, though subtly. Taste is chocolatey and slightly sweet with just a little roasting in there. Good brew and really glad I found it.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Last Drop.
Pours black with two finger head. Smell ashy chocolate roast. Taste more creamy and fruity, ashy finish. Decent.
Dogbrick (10698) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Tap House Grill in Seattle. This beer is a dark brown-black color with a medium tan head that evaporates quickly. Small sticky patches of lacing. Espresso and malt in the nose. Medium body with a roasty coffee character and notes of malt, hops and fruit. The finish is burnt malt and moderately bitter coffee. Lighter for an Imperial Stout but decent overall.