kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the bomber to a very dark brown color with thin off-white head that lingered atop the glass for much of the drink and left decent lacing. Aroma was malty dark fruit, some chocolate and a hint of the pepper proclaimed ijn the deScription. Mouthfeel is mdium bodied, semi-sweet and slightly biting, as the pepper makes itself better known. Taste mirrors and enhances the scents of the nose, and the finish long and warming, as the 8.6% abv kicks in toward the end as well.
Another fine offering by Lagunitas
Sammy (9823) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The market rally has been going more than 6 years, and this beer has been ageing for more than 6 years. I liked it colder, with peppercorn spice still pushing through and chocolate buffing. At warmer temperatures, more blas, still a good cellaring effort. From the unknown Quebec trader, you know who you are.
slowrunner77 (7440) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from 2012? Big bodied in a way that their regular impy stout utterly failed at. add to that the chocolate notes on top of roast and some light chili spice and this is quite nice!
cernjoh (177) - Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This may be the last bottle in existence and it is incredible. Aroma is of raisens and dark fruits. Appearance is dark blood like with a two finger tan head. Taste is incredibly smooth with lots of dark fruits and a slight chocolate finish. Palate is smooth and creamy. Overall this is one beer I will miss. Lagunitas should brew this again and release it after it has aged a few years :)
fitwitchik (426) - Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2nd of 2 bottled purchased a couple of years ago. This bottle poured into a Lagunitas pint glass. a blood red brown with a sweet head that thins outs.
Aroma of a dark fruit sweetness.
Flavor is incredibly smooth. Molasses, slight cocoa, a lot of prunes & raisins. Fortunately I have been graced with 3 bottles of this lovely sweet brew. Chose to open this last bottle tonight only because the fear of stagnation crossed my mind. So flippin glad I took the plunge once again. Milk chocolate but less white peppercorn. A truly balanced imperial stout that is unlike so many other.
Should anyone find this brew...BUY it...DRINK it!
jtclockwork (11246) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Springlicker. Missed this one when it was on the shelves. Glad to try it. Pours brown with off white head. Nose and taste of cocoa nib, light molasses, lightly roasted milk chocolate and earth. Lighter medium body.
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Deep caramel, thin to moderate light beige head, sparce lacing.   Odd its not darker for an Imperial Stout.   Musty chocolate aroma, a little carob like.   Also has a bit of Tootsie Roll on the nose.
Whoa, much more Tootsie Roll on the tongue.   Also feels a little spicy.   Low hop aspects, definitely malt oriented.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Seems like it could be Cherry Tootsie Roll.
Reading the deScription it says Chocolate Pepper Stout.   Seems to be the case, and over the years it has mellowed out a lot.   Different and entertaining.
Scipio (756) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy brown with a thin beige head. Chocolatey aroma, with licorice, raisin, and caramel. Chocolate taste is apparent, but it is mixed with a good nutty flavor as well. Roasty. Quite rich also. The darker fruit impressions that I was anticipating do not appear. Medium bodied with a syrupy texture. This was alright, but something is somewhat off in my opinion. Possibly due to the fact that this bottle is very old.
ICEatALAMO (1148) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Strong aroma with malt and sweetness. The taste is mild for what I was expecting. Don't get much of the pepper at all.
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Westmeister (2111) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark mahogany/brown with minimal lasting head that quickly went to a ring. Aroma was chocolate nibs, some sweet toffee, and some dark fruits. Taste was mild chocolate, I am still getting a little bit from the peppercorns perhaps, toffee. No real signs of oxidation and was quite surprised on how smooth this was.
Marsiblursi (3063) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours dark brown to black. The aroma is dark bready and chocolate malty with some sweet caramel notes. Light hoppy. The flavour is medium to heavily sweet and light to medium bitter with tones of liquorice, coffee, syrup and dark bread. Lots of residual sugar. The mouthfeel is round and syrupy. Roasted coffee tones lingers. Full bodied.