crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit of a disappointment as far as imperial stouts go. Poured a thin brown color with a thin tan head which was moderately carbonated. A sweet aroma with hints of coffee. Flavor had a stronger roasted coffee note but was till overall mild. Thin body and mouth feel throughout.
jb (2936) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark colored, but not black, with reddish highlights and a quickly diminishing head with little lacing. Flavor is intense coffee, toasted grain, and not much else. Palate is nice, but not as intense as some IS’s, but still very good. Sweet, sticky, boozy, some watery notes, carbonated, nutty, hoppy with coffee beans. Not bad.
raiderfost (170) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from J&M. A little thin for a imperial stout but very drinkable. Not the best ive had but not bad.
BeerFanDan17 (1082) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - APR 13, 2008
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared a 22oz bottle. At first look this imperial stout was more opaque that most in the genre. However, it still poured with a nice creamy head. The flavors were an excellent smooth and drinkable blend of chocolate, roasted coffee beans, and caramel.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is exactly like a milky way bar,chocolate and caramel,that disapates to mild hopping and alcohol,first sip indicates a very light body, a little and old bitter coffee,almost like there is sour milk in there,roastiness and hops dry the initial sweetness out,aroma much more pleasant then taste
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. pours a dark brown with small tan head. not the typical IS pitch black. aroma has roasted malt ant some tanginess. mouthful is thin and light for the style. quite a let down from lag.
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. Deep black-brown color, not as thick and viscous as other beers of the same style tend to be. Lots of chocolate and brown/caramel malt flavor notes. Sweet and entirely drinkable, not confined to being a sipper in a snifter at least. The alcohol is nicely covered. The most minimal of hops help keep it balanced as well. Great beer, but not really a contender as far as Imperial Stouts go.
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2008 a black (not as dark as most IS) beer with a small off-white head. Aroma is generic roast malt with some bready grain smell to it. Flavor is same with a hint of dark fruit (cherry) and perhaps chocolate. Not a very exceptional imperial stout.
pintbypint (3327) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml brown bottle. Deep brown with dark red highlighting. Head is tan and short lasting. Aroma is chocolatey with a trace of booziness behind it. Flavour is primiarily of dark chocolate. Moderately sweet but with some slight roasty notes. Finishes slightly hoppy (leafy) with light bitterness. Roasted malts show up a bit more as does alcohol. Medium body. Restrained, though drinkable Impy.
Strykzone (6722) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black body with more red highlights than expected. Head is a unique gold / copper color but it has little retention. Subdued aroma of roasted nut. Feel is medium and just a bit chalky and a nice zing occurs on the front of the tongue. Flavor is weak coffee, milk chocolate with a small amount of hop. Would be a nice porter but is a disappointing impy stout.