KamGoPro (52) - Texas, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark cola like pour, slight carmel head. Coffee start and finish. A little chocolate
JoshAWaddell (36) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with thick tan head. Smells of roasted chocolate. Tastes of cocoa with a hint of dark fruit. Finishes with alcohol and slightly bitter. They do a pretty good job covering the 9.9% abv.
high_on_hops (582) - Burlingame, California, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a solid black with a tan head and lacing. It has an aroma of toasty malt, some coffee and chocolate and a hoppy background. The flavor is malt, toast, and chocolate up front with a coffee backbone and sweet, malty finish over a heavy body.
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VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle - Pours a dark black/brown with a frothy medium light tan head that stuck around to produce some minor lacing on the glass. Aroma is of dark malts and pine hops. Flavor has an odd astringency that detracts. Some coffee and light of chocolate. A bit of "booze". Lingering bitterness.
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 28, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
From trader Joe’s. Great, chocolate and vanilla, some liquorice. Very long flavour.
EricTeusink (657) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is a clear victim of Ratebeer Groupthink. It isn’t an elite beer, but it is a lot better than many of the rates on this site indicate. Pours a lovely darkest brown with red tinge. Light tan head. Scent is mostly chocolate with a bit of booze and coffee. Earthy sweet start with good hop finish. Lively for a beer of this type. Bottle - Intown Market - Atlanta, GA
arkurzynski (1461) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with mocha head. Nose of roasted malt, brown sugar, and faint black olive. Flavor is a smooth roasted malt, cocoa/bitter chocolate, light brown sugar sweetness. Lingering roast and chocolate. Fairly light. Very nice, plain, drinkable stout.
toml219 (203) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with tan head. Nice lacing. Taste if coffee and dark roasted malt. Slight bitter taste on young. Also notes of brewed coffee as it warms.
78samh (113) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle poured a deep black. Lots of thick foam. Faint aroma of sweet dark chocolate. Good robust flavor and thick mouth feel. Lots of coffee and dark chocolates flavor dominate. A slight bitterness lingers but not for long. Good Impy stout. Smooth!
rangerred (891) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a snifter out of a 22oz bomber.
Pours a deep, pitch black similar to used motor oil with a fairly thin dark tan head. A fairly thick ring of lacing is left around the edge of the beer but nothing else.
Aroma is heavily roasted along with some soy sauce notes and plums. Some dark chocolate notes in there as well but not a ton of depth.
The flavor carries on the heavily roasted malt with some char and caramel. Less soy sauce notes thankfully but still not a ton of complexity. Some alcohol becomes apparent towards the finish along with a good bit of stickyness.
Overall, a decent imperial stout but far from the best I have had. There is just not a ton of depth here and i would expect more with this style and a beer of this strength. Probably won’t pick this one up again.