phiconners (149) - 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.
bluejacket74 (1396) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle, 2014 edition. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with maybe an inch tan head that stuck around a while. There’s also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like dark fruit, molasses, roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate and some coffee. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but with some milk chocolate, vanilla, and a bit of licorice noticeable. I think the strongest flavors are the molasses and dark fruity ones at first, with the chocolate kicking in more after a while. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick and creamy with moderate carbonation. I think it’s a good overall imperial stout. At $5.99 a bomber, it’s definitely worth picking up at least once!
Ron (2692) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at MacGregor’s with Joe and Dan H. Pours a deep black body with small head and light chocolate brown lacing. Aroma is espresso and roast. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet chocolate malts, light roast. Very straight forward stout, very balanced and drinkable.
chicowv (465) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle: pours dark, thin tan head sticky on the side of the glass. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, booze and molasses. Flavors of rich chocolate, raisin, roasted malt and booze. Good flavor with just a bit of alcohol burn. Pretty good overall.
tgncc (2900) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is molasses, bitter chocolate, roast. The appearance is deep black, tan head, quickly dissipating. The flavor is chocolate, bitter, molasses, licorice, roast. The finish is slightly sweet, roasty, licorice pine. .good overall. Competent, not outstanding stout.
malrubius (1865) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Meditrina. Black with tan head and lace. Chocolate licorice cocoa woody aroma with hints of booze. Roasted dark chocolate molasses sweetness with hints of raisin or plum. Woody spicy bitterness. Fairly dry and well-attenuated for style. Low carbo. Very good/excellent.
BREWMUSKCLES (2302) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice licorice and brandy flavors with hint of cocoa. Full mouthfeel slick and velvety. Not roasted or toasted but full of malt.
Imaena (1887) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Its a good beer and a $6 for a 22 not bad for an impy - but its nothing special.
two7offsuit (244) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a thick brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate and coffee. Flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, and malt.
jflopsu (652) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black with brown head. Has a nice chocolate, coffee, and dark alcohol aroma. Taste is strong with chocolate, coffee, and malts, with a lingering dark alcohol aftertaste. Not overpowering like many Russian imperials. More mild.
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice looking Imp stout thats pitch black with creamy brown head. Aroma is licorice, mollases, chocolate, and some heavy ashy roast. Taste is mildly sweet with high bitterness. Tasty.