tekstr1der (289) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty dark pour with minimal brown top. Aroma is expected bounty of roast, but not much more. Wow, this is tasty for one of my favorite styles! Sweet, dark chocolate flavors with some roast and chocolate make for a very pleasant sip all the way through. Finish is slightly dry, and happy to have more.
minihame2 (327) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark body, tan head. Nice malty, coffee aroma. Sweet taste, getting a lot of coffee beans and vanilla. Solid imp, nothing special though.
tombyars (1530) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted this in the Valhalla Bar, 815 9th Avenue New York on the 22nd September 2015. Keg, flight glass. Dull black in colour with a thin pale creamy buff head. Strong intense notes of dark Ecuadorian chocolate on the nose. Superb creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malt complex leads to a rich background of intense dark chocolate, liquorice, vanilla pods and black coffee. There is just a hint of hop resins lurking in the background but this vanishes in the briefest of aftertastes. Finish is silky smooth and malt all the way. Strong flavours of oak aged bourbon barrel gives a warming alcohol burr in the mouth with dark chocolate still present. A cracking Imperial Stout and highly recommended.
Enwiebe (242) - - OCT 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/28/15. 2013 vintage. Mmmmm....its held up well. Super smooth. Lots of chocolate and vanilla notes. Not much of a nose but nice head and fine carbonation.
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MarcoDL (3418) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour. Aroma of choco, creamy roast and creme coffee. Taste of milky cacao, soft creme coffee and mocha. Soft mouthfeel. Nice round sweet-ish impy.
GenkiGonzo (824) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Antenna America. Black pour with a small tan head. Really chocolately aroma with some malts behind it. Full flavour, lots of chocolate and coffee. The booze comes through at the end.
CurbDog (99) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Massive mocha head, very persistent for the ABV. Very dark brown colour. Rich bitter chocolate, toffee, light roast, slight soy sauce. Lacking a little in the roast department. Med-full body, med carbonation. Bitter sweet finish.
chrisardcath (5) - - OCT 9, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Feels like 5% stout, so deliciously smooth at 9.9% and pours a lovely thick pearly-white head. Voluptuous. Totally decadent with caramel and cereal notes. Black as coal with a thick pour that looks like watery molasses.
Full bodied and heavy for beer in general, but at this percentage, it feels moderately bodied and oily on the tongue. Very nice. 2 or 3 of these and you’ll sleep like a baby.
tzbel013 (6) - Shelbyville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 12, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This had all the characteristics of a true stout withe the dark chocolate and coffee bitterness with the smooth malt finish. Enjoyed sipping every last drop. By far my favorite beer from Lagunitas!
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Dark pour with a big beige head. Roasted coffee, dark chocolate milk, vanilla. Full body. Creamy, sweet bitter finish. Nicely done