dogfishho (470) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
For a 10% abv stout, this falls far short of expectations on the body scale. Relatively thin and watery, I would have guessed a porter if tasted blind. Some chocolate sweetness and charred woods, but not a lot going on. Pff
blankboy (5151) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My bottle [12oz] shared with HogTownHarry. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size semi-lasting frothy beige head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, light hops and a bit of alcohol. Flavour of roasted malt, leafy hops, some lactic notes and chocolate. Medium bodied. Really good, I quite liked it.
FROTHINGSLOSH (3977) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draft at the House of 1000 Beers this beer poured a black color with a medium sized foamy brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was cocoa, coffee, roasty malts and vanilla. The flavor was roasty and toasty with moderate coffee, cocoa and vanilla elements. Long finish of toasty malts, coffee, cocoa and vanilla. Turns a bit dry and woody at the very end. Thick and creamy body. Very nice.
HogTownHarry (5638) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle shared by blankboy. black and oily, smallish light brown creamy head. Somewhat sweet deep roast aroma, alcohol, a bit of table cream, mint and herbal bitterness. Taste follows, a touch hot, nicely balanced though. Slick, low carbonation, quick oily alcoholic finish. Good.
Nate (3326) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at House of 1000. Smoky with coffee, soy sauce, molasses, and chocolate. Light alcohol sweetness. Mild vanilla. Dark black opaque with thin cocoa head. Medium chewy body with medium carbonation. Starts rich and malty with chocolate and molasses, coffee, and a bit of smoke. Mild alcohol warming. Big chocolate-molasses finish with nutty sweet and bitter after.
Chudwick (1082) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle - pours black with little brown head and thin lacing. Nose is dark fruit. Flavor adds faint coffee and indistinct malts. Iím betting this is too cold as is. BRB... as it warms flavor borders on licorice and resin. Somewhat sweet and bitter on the finish. Not what I expected but not necessarily a bad thing. Quite complex and an interesting take on the style.
mcox90 (1272) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - APR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours as dark as midnight on a moonless night in the country with a one finger khaki head and pretty good lace. Smell is rich with unsweetened chocolate, molasses, dark fruits and toasted grains. Flavor starts out bitter, but turns towards the sweet side as you get into it. Just enough booze soís your reminded your drinking a big beer. Heavy, even oily palate. Very good.
Patrickctenchi (1682) - columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours oil-black with a small, dark head.
Aroma is sweet cherry wood smoke, raw chocolate.
Flavour is very dark chocolate, thick...raisin..vanilla bean.
Tingly carbonation....a whisper of smoke and pepper.
Rich and smooth.
Cybercat (2452) - Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Comes out of the tap a rich, dark coffee brown with a fine-bubbled tan head that leaves generous lacing. Hearty aroma has strong chocolate, caramel and roast malt notes plus hints of caramel and fruit. Robust flavor has a core of roast malt and coffee, chocolate, earthy, woody hop and caramel notes of varying strength. Each sip seems just a little different. It is slightly sweet, but not too much. Texture seems just a teensy thin for an Imperial Stout, but otherwise quite firm and fizzy. Darkness visible, and very tasty!
AirForceHops (1851) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle that I purchased @ Nikkiís Liquors, Providence, R.I. for $2.99. Vintage is 2012. Quickly dissipating tan head that died to nothing. Aroma is roasted malts, dark fruit and light vanilla. Tastes of decent amounts of roasted chocolate malts producing notes of coffee and raisins. Secondary flavors of light smokiness or burnt wood and light vanilla. Texture is on the oily side with a slick texture. ABV is masked after itís cellared a bit like this bottle. For the price I paid for a bottle or what you will find for a 4 pack; it really is worth a try. Not going to blow your mind with flavor for the style, yet it still is a well-made imperial stout.
drsordr (206) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour opaque black with thin head. Nose of chocolate, coffee, cherry, and dark fruit. Taste of bitter chocolate, fruit and hint of candied sugar. Palate a little thinner than desired but otherwise nice complexity