omhper (20450) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the brewpub (9%). Black with beige head. Aniseed aroma. Sweet and full bodied with lots of roasty malt and molasses. The mouthfeel is somewhat syrupy and the finish tarry with strong spicy bitterness. A little raw and unbalanced.
Oakes (13138) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught, at the brewpub
It doesn’t look especially black in the glass, but gives up nothing when held to the light. Light brown nitro foam. Slightly nutty aroma of coffee and cream. Slight hint of citrusy hops. Creamy mouthfeel. Flavour of roasted barley, dark chocolate and a hint of almonds. Not a lot of hop bitterness for the style, and plenty of underlying malts. Finishes sweet with a bit of roasty bitterness and a hint of roast barley acidity. Comes together pretty well for a nitrobeer, though its not the sort of beer you’d peg as an Imperial in a blind tasting.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
black, wispy beige head, sweet licorice and roasted aroma with a hint of ripe fruit, a bit thin, sweet roasted malt flavor, slightly tart soured milk character, lots of roasted bitterness in the finish,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
JoeMcPhee (8788) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery. Jet black with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is of dark fruit, molasses, light licorice and a bit of saltiness. Flavour is quite good, a bit lighter than most impys. Net terribly sweet, dark fruit up front, charcoaly roastiness with a lingering salty finish. Very drinkable beer.
3fourths (8395) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 Pours pitch black with absolutely no head. Though my nose isn’t working very well right now, I get a very oily and chemical-like aroma from this one. Some dark smoke and some licorice as well. Thin, without much carbonation, but still has a good flavor of syrupy-dark chocolate, some dark roasted coffee is heavy in the finish. Hardly carbonated at all, but still good... not sure if it’s a bad bottle, but it at least tastes good. Thanks for the trade Andre!
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a thick robust dark brown/black with a thin coating of light brown head. Sweet roasty caramel malt aroma. Great flavor and smoothness. Plenty of sweet maltiness and well balanced with a good hop bite and some dark chocolate toward the finish. A very nice stout, that has a good amount of complexity despite its lower alcohol. Thank you drismyhero for gifting me this gem!
Ernest (6516) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is black (pretty much opaque, flashlight tested), bottle conditioned.
Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate), lightly to moderately hoppy (resin, apricot).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Rather dull, crude, simple, thin, and sour. Not what I’d call an Imperial stout.
after4ever (6471) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the brewpub. Black with a positively gigantic, dense, creamy head that you could float away on. Big buttery nose. Wow, you really can’t smell anything else but diacetyl. Rich, grainy, creamy body. Butter bomb all the way. Pretty much wrecked, and that’s too bad, because the appearance and what you can get of the recipe show lots of potential. Nice spicy hop finish.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours black, medium foamy tannish colored head, with sticky lacing.   Strong hop presense on the nose, with softer roasted malts.   Smooth balance of roasted malts and PNW hops on the tongue.   Body and mouthfeel seem fairly medium.   Finishes again with the well balanced hop bitterness and roasted malt.   Slightly dry as well.   Nothing fantastic, in fact its rather ordinary, but its solid.   Just wished it was a bit more chocolatey and malty.   Not bad!
Suttree (5355) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque Black, Thick Tan head. Dry finish, but it take a while to get there. Very viscous body, almost oily. Hops combine with Espresso and Dark chocolate.