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
jtclockwork (6877) - , 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 (5977) - 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 (632) - 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 (846) - 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 (1434) - 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 (2974) - 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.
deekyn (979) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A - dark brown pour with little tan head.
S - burned malts delux, dark dried fruits, molasses. Very strong aroma.
M - medium strong body, creamy feel.
T - dark fruits on the nose dates prunes. Toffee, carmamelized sugar, chocolate on the palate. Lingering bitter coffee ending warming alcohol.
O - very good, strong bold bodied stout. A little less fruit and it would have been fantastic. 7-/7
scottw86 (1055) - Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured black with a thin light-tan head. Aroma has chocolate, nuts, and brown sugar. Taste has lots of milk chocolate with good roasted flavors. A little bit syrupy, and sweet, but still a decent balance. Some brown sugar and creme as well in the taste. Finish has lots of chocolate and coffee flavors with some more milk chocolate. Aftertaste is pretty nutty. Overall quite good.
phaleslu (5701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from TheBeerSommelier- thanks, Matt! Pours a muddy brown color with some amber highlights coming through and a small tan head that settles quickly into a ring. Aroma of milk chocolate, fudge, peppercorns, wood, and a little bit of oxidation. Flavor was equally chocolaty, with some earth, wood, caramel, cream, dust, and brown sugar. Light-medium bodied, with mellow carbonation and a chocolaty mouthfeel. Has thinned a bit from the age. But it’s still a really nice, smooth, chocolaty imperial stout.
JoeTheYounger (1121) - Claremont, California, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by baby Patricious purchased from Lone Hill Liquor. Pours a murky brown pour with only a few tiny bubbles for a head. Aroma is dark figs, roasted oak and some spice. Taste is chocolate, molasses, alcohol, dark fruits and toasted bread. A little thin for a stout but I like the taste.