reggiedunlop (3288) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a medium dark mocha head...looks thick! Aroma has bitter dark chocolate, sweet coffee, and hints of smoke/ash and dark fruits. Flavor has some slightly tangy dark fruit up front that is quickly drowned out by bitter dark chocolate, espresso,and ash. Mouthfeel is full and creamy with a roasty espresso/dark chocolate finish that lingers. Dave Marlin would call this oil for your body.
back (1355) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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cgarvieuk (15379) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle at Jans ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft rich ... deep chocolate ... roast malt nose ... dark roast ... heavy roast ... big dark chocolate ... light bitter chocolate ... sweet front ... biter chocolate linger ... little vanilla
BeerandBlues2 (10240) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle received via trade with FlandersNed. Pours opaque black with a small, frothy brown head, short retention with spotty lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and coffee malt, prunes, licorice, and earthy hops. Flavor is tart dark fruits, bitter dark malt, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Bacterial (1770) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a nice beer! This easily hangs with the big boys: Abyss, Darkness, Speedway, etc. Thick black pour with a thing tan head with almost a red hue. Malty sweet is quickly subdued by bold hops and coffee notes. Nice bitterness on the finish with only a touch of alcohol. 2012 vintage.
JohnnyJ (4623) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with black label and 9.25% abv. Dark black pour, with a nice sized chocolate mouse head. Nice looking stout. Massively roasted, bitter dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, bit of caramel, and hops. Fairly dry tasting because it’s so roasty and bitter. Tasty and quite enjoyable. Thanks polomagnifico.
Advocate_Ames (448) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice brown lace sits on top of a rich pure dark color in my glass. The scent is of coffee, wood, roasted malts, and a chocolate aroma. Tasting this Imperial Stout I picked on coffee and malts primarily. There is a lite chocolate flavor. In the finish I was left with a coffee, roasted malts, and hops that coated my mouth. The finish has a mild bitterness too. Overall this is a fine drink. The rich ingredients stick to the palate but are pleasing and not too tainting.
DrSilverworm (7211) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, thanks to umich03jm. This 2012 vintage bottle has a black label with yellow print on the front, with an eagle behind the word "American". It is labeled 9.25%. Pour is almost completely black, very thick. Great thin darker brown head. Great lace. Awesome big roasty malt nose. Coffee and dark chocolate in the aroma. Big, super chewy body. Light carbonation. Long delicious roasty chocolatey coffee aftertaste, great to savor and sip on. Big roasty bitter taste. Light hint of caramel / chocolate (bitter-)sweetness. Only a slight bite in the finish. Big bitter hops noticeable. Great big imperial stout.
crajun (1009) - , Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2014 booyah! thanks to umich03jm for this!! dark black pour aroma was almost perfection - 9 for me which is as high as I have ever rated a beer; slight wood,malt, and chocolate!!! 4 for palate; very smooth - wanted this to be chewier but that is nitpicking. Taste - damn damn damn I love this stuff!! the dark chocolate in the taste of this beer could not be better and is phenomenal!! beer was sweet up front with the chocolate all the way through past the end; a little boozy. thank you Jason - WOW!! re-rate - 02/14. lowered from 4.4 taste and aroma still good but not as perfect as first rate.
matt7215 (2244) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
355ml bottle shared by jsprime. 2012 vinatge. this is pretty much the perfect example of a hoppy american style imperial stout. i still think bells expedition is better but this has to be one of the top 5 impy stouts in the world. fucking awesome.