phiconners (143) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark black with a light brown head. Some creaminess, a nice flavor. A solid stout, felt a little thinner than some of the better imperial.
Holtguy (88) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with tan head, a little bit of light shines through the edges. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee - very typical of an RIS. Flavor is pretty smooth considering the abv. Flavor is dark chocolate, maybe a bit of coffee. Pretty tasty and drinkable. Not too heavy, and slightly thin mouthfeel. Overall very good, but thinner than I expected.
TaktikMTL (5376) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT). Arôme: Odeur de céréale grillée et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de chocolat et de céréale grillée avec une pointe de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de torréfaction en arrière goût. (Rating #5236)
warhawk91 (143) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Jet black with a beautiful tab head and minimal lacing, thick like motor oil. Smell is roasted malts, molasses, baker’s chocolate, alcohol and coffee. Taste is incredibly balanced, chocolate, roastiness, a touch of hop bitterness and a bit if alcohol burn. Really good imperial stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
blankboy (5603) - 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 (4291) - 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 (5905) - 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 (3445) - 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 (1530) - Cincyucky, 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. I’m 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 (1371) - 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 so’s your reminded your drinking a big beer. Heavy, even oily palate. Very good.
Patrickctenchi (2483) - Cox’s Knob, 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.