PlinyTheMiddle (12) - Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasty and chocolate malt aroma, and boozy on the nose. Itís pitch black with a dark tan head that quickly fizzles down. The taste is fairly complex, but in a muddled way.
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a tan head. Smells of coffee, chocolate, tabacco, leather and oats. Taste coffee, chocolate and some creaminess. Mouthfeel is thick and the finish is roasted bitter.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep black with rich chocolate head. Aroma of dark roast and chocolate. Flavor is the same and very malty with bitter-sweet chocolate and nice dark roast bitterness. Mouthfeel is heavy and creamy with low carbonation. Overall, excellent stout!
Suttree (5317) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, itís black, as is to be expected from a stout. Smells like coffee, a bit ashy, and a chocolatey, too. Very heavy mouthfeel, very smooth and rich. Flavor is coffee and dark chocolate. Alcohol is well hidden - I didnít realize it was an imperial stout until I came to rate it. It also lacks any of the fruity, boozy characteristics Iíve come to associate with imperial stouts. Thatís not really a complaint, though, I enjoyed it quite a bit - even on a 90+ degree afternoon. Thanks, secret santa!
Sammy (9145) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
appreciate trying more stuff from Texas that doesnít normally get up Northest. This one gre on me. Lots of roast, smoke, very lacey brown, chocolate.Lots of coffee in the finish. Not as thick as I would expect from the style.Very malty, and a good drinker.
Tim Sís bottle.
lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice beer. Alcohol is hidden well. Not marked on the bottle and no mention of "Imperial". Great mouth and body. Chocolate malts and creaminess. Pours black with lasting tan head.
tgncc (2957) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Via trade with Blutt59. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, roast. The appearance is jet black, light tan head. The The flavor is chocolate, molasses, less roasty. The finish is roast, sweet, light alcohol, light hop bitterness. Medium/thick in body. Very good. Thanks, Bob.
drfabulous (4345) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce thanks to blutt59. Big dark our with creamy head. Chocolate and cocoa. Bitterness. Wow. Big surprise from a brewer I donít know, and my wife is from Austin.
jrob21 (2761) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bittersweet coffee and slight cocoa along with a light chewy oatmeal backbone make this a somewhat unique and complex drink. Surprisingly well done although it was a bit of a foamy mess coming out of the bottle. Aroma is mostly oatmeal and grain, a little bit of dark fruit in there. Full bodied. Long lasting with the bittersweet coffee finish lasting in your mouth for a decent amount of time.
Fratto (2700) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4-pack from a Walgreens in Austin. Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted, a little chocolate, and coffee. Taste is coffee, lots of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and smooth.