AAEA (214) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 FL OZ ($9.99) a good beer and is pretty complex. has a lot of flavors going on and is extremely drinkable at 9.5% ABV. I’ve had better imperial stouts and $10 for a 22floz is pretty over priced.
bigericsports (34) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber into pint, pours black with brown highlights and a medium, frothy beige head, short retention with light lacing. Flavor is licorice, coffee, roasted malt, spices, figs, raisins, chocolate, cocoa, alcohol. Was a bit thin wish it was more full bodied.
melush (1287) - SPAIN - JUN 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 66cl / Botella 66cl.
@ XXXII The Great Power of Beer & Wine.
A: Black / Negro.
T/S: Roasted malt, sweet, coffe / Malta tostada, dulce, cafe.
Jimthechap (2041) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
As soon as the cap was ripped off the bottle I was assaulted by an aroma of marmite. This is a polarising character and usually a sign of being left on its lees for a bit long, bit is there any other style that could potentially get away with it any better?The flavour is a much easier ride with cocoa, engine oil, licorice. As it happens, it’s remarkably easy to drink, masking its alcohol well. I have a lovely feeling of warmth in my cheeks and a surprising tolerance for the rest of the world. I like that. There’s also a faintly soapy finish as well, which is oddly intriguing.
Pringao_Toribi (305) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: fizzy licorice-prune beer.
Aroma: licorice, prune and roasted aromas.
Appearance: black with almost not foam (white)
Taste: light sweet and light bitter.
Palate: some liquor and a little acidic fizzy sensation (carbonic?)
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ Keg ][ 4oz ][ Karl Strauss Carlsbad ][ $1.50 ][ Mini Weizen ][ 5.26.15 ]
>> Clear deep brown pour, good foam and lace. Nose is richer toasted hazelnut and coffee. Intense coffee flavors, lighter body for the ABV, bitter, hazelnut, roasty, light acid, but overall more of a coffee brown ale than RIS given the body and flavors. Still, nice all around.
X (96) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very chocolaty, chocolate nose and chocolate taste. A bit of powdery cocoa somewhere in the middle too. I thought that the palate was just a tiny bit thin for an IRS. An under appreciated ale.
ZonaWildcatInSD (1) - - MAY 8, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
If your a fan of stouts, this is for you. Taste more like a regular stout than an imperial.
78samh (213) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle pours thin black with an off white head. Sweet malt and coffee aroma. Tastes is mild cacao, coffee and hints of molasses. A little thin for the style. Smooth and enjoyable imperial stout.
721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - APR 6, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark roast aroma. Rich espresso flavor. One inch thick head. Jet black, bitter roast and smooth toffee finish.
nihtila (1615) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
7.11.2014. Aroma at first green chili, old coffee. Taste is stuffy old coffee. Not very pleasant.