markwise (4093) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Reynolds314. Cheers, Matt! Pours a stout brown with a tan head. Nose is orange peel; a bit out of place in the realm of an imperial stout. Nose is roast, dark chocolate, coffee, slight licorice, and earth along with some sweet orange peel. Flavor is similar- orange up front with some roast, chocolate, earth, licorice, and dark chocolate. Medium in body with citrus on the front and back and an earthy imperial stout in between.
jcartamdg (1441) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark black with a mocha head. Aroma of citrus, bitter hops and chocolate. Taste follows, bitterness and sweetness balance. Hops in the finish. Very nice
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egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of orange, citrus fruits, roasted malts, and some cocoa. Taste of roasted malts, some citrus, a fair amount of orange, and chocolate with a dry finish. For the age I’m impressed with how much orange has stuck around.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with friends. Didn’t know if the citrus was really going to be up front in this one but I kept my hopes up that it would. The citrus wasn’t entirely, a little in the aroma, but it drank just like a good imperial stout should. Good malt, coffee, chocolate flavors all around. Very tasty.
wnoble (1088) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour with a dark brown creamy head that lasts well before fading to a sticky thick film. Nose is a wonderful complex blend of coffee, citrus hops, bitter chocolate, roasty malts, sweet sugary nuances. Flavor is a HUGE burst of citrus, floral, and fruity hops backed up by rich butter chocolate, lightly roasted coffee, bitter hops, and dark roasted malts and complex fruity esters. Carbonation is moderate but well suited to the citrus and overall bitter impression. Chewey mouth feel. Loved it. loads of hops.
gunnfryd (9336) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. black colour with a tan head. Aroma is orange, hop, burned malt, chocolate. Flavour is orange, hop, burned malt, chocolate, licorice. Full body. Very nice beer.
alexsdad06 (3824) - Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a dense medium sized tan head. The aroma has roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and subtle citrus notes. The flavor has much of the same; roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and citrus. I am usually not a fan of citrus with imperial stouts, but this works very well in this beer. Moderate bitterness at the finish. Another standout beer from HF.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours a dark brown color with a thin head that quickly fades. Big aroma with notes of citrus, roasted malts, coffee with a spicy finish. The taste is big chewy roasted malts, coffee and citrus hops. Medium bodied.
kermis (3678) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at CBC. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and orange. Flavour is roasted, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit and some orange. Full bodied with medium carbonation.
Scopey (4615) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CBC, May 2012. It pours jet black, with a decent tan head. The nose is fresh citrus, pith, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and some toasted coconut. The taste is roasted malt, liquorice, strong citrus (orange and some lime), chocolate, caramel, toffee, strong coffee, charcoal, soap and some alcohol warmth, with a dry-roasted finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Interesting and flavoursome.