PhillyCraft (4216) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. What an Imperial Stout from a brewery I did not know existed. Pitch black pour, mocha full head. Awesome full and spotty lacing. Aromas of raisins, dark fruit, chocolate, cofee beans. Tastes is silky roasted licorice with syrupy coffee. Finishes dry with warming in lower belly. Awesome Swedish imperial stout.
Linnet (1327) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ar: roastiness, coffee, rather boozy, smoke, Smoked meats, chocolate.
Ap: Black colour, medium mocha head.
F: Licorice, smoke, roastiness, vanilla, Chocolate, alcohol, very rich.
M: Soft carbonation, full body.
T: considering ABV this is packed with flavour.
TheBeerGod (5633) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Label shows 7% ABV. Murky black pour with a tall, rugged brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee notes, dark fruit and burnt caramel. Taste is burnt caramel, roasted malt, lactic notes, coffee, dark fruit and cocoa. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Lingering lactic tartness throughout. Ends with more lactic sourness, dark fruit, roasted malt, bunt caramel and coffee.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black with a tan head. Almond and coffee nose. Higher carbonation than many Imperial stouts. Some dark fruit mixes with the coffee bean and roasted malt. Long, rich finish.
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark roasted chocolate aromas. Smooth, creamy dark chocolate and coffee flavors. Overall a good imperial stout.
jimhilt (2478) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a one finger khaki head that fades quickly to a thin layer, leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Chocolate nose and flavor is roasted chocolate, dry chocolate finish. Thin, not malty enough and low ABV (7%) for a RIS. $5.49 for a 330ml bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, Vt.
Rasmus40 (14383) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 210412
ken1 (1347) - DENMARK - APR 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good stout with a nice roasted flavor and good bitterness. The color is very dark almost black with a creamy head.
obguthr (4764) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Licorice, tar, tobacco, and fudge nose, pretty strong. black, thick, beige head. Light body considering the robust aroma. Licorice and fudge flavor. tobacco throughout. Finishes with tar. Will not have broad appeal, but I really dug it, just a little thin.
DYCSoccer17 (3509) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
11.2 ounce bottle purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma on this is quite strange. It is a bit salty with some mild smokiness and some metallic roastiness. This is pretty difficult to enjoy. Opaque black body with a moderate tan head and not too much in the way of lacing. Starts salty, cloying, and mildly roasted. Lots of mineral body here. Becomes a little floral, before a roasty and somewhat coffee flavoring comes through towards the end. Kind of swampy and thin. Not such a great example of the style.