cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked this beer. Drank two of them. Smooth, and rich. Thick body, ingredients present. Typical coffee, chocolate, goodness, sweet. Id buy it again mayhaps.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
ha i was kind of surprised by the ratings of this, as it’s become one of my favorites of late. appearance is black with medium tan creamy head, with some chocolate, nuts, roasted malt, marshmellow, and lots of hops. flavor is surprisingly mellow with coffee, milk chocolate, carmel, nuts, roasted malts, and a touch of hops.
IrishBoy (3967) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bottle Barn; Nose has a faint bit of skuniness mixed with a little coffee; Opaque brown with a tiny tan head; flavor of roastiness, coffee, chocolate, caramel, and even some faint hop notes in a light-medium body; tastes better than it smells!
beerbill (3574) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2007 22 oz. bottle. Pours a very deep brown, nearly black, with a moderate light tan head. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt and a touch of coffee. The flavor was again roasted malt with some chocolate and coffee detected as well. The alcohol was very well hidden. A tad thin and pretty mild for an imperial stout, but if I forget about the style and ask myself did I enjoy the beer, the answer is yes.
Doctormirk (100) - USA - FEB 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from our friends at the Chico Natural Foods Store. Nice dark brown tint, slight ray of light passes through the glass. Off white head. Smells of roasty malt, and a bit spicy, high anticipation.. Tastes a bit sweeter than I was anticipating, somewhat like toffee or over caramelized caramel. Bit of alcohol detected. Solid as a beer, ok for an imperial stout.
robinvboyer (3619) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2007 this is pretty average.
nothing great here, think of your basical average imperial stout, and thats what you get. meh
Ungstrup (30934) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of caramel and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of over ripe fruits, alcohol, and caramel, leading to a dry bitter end. Not an Imperial Stout, but still an OK beer.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep reddish colour with a small tan head. Malty, light roasted aroma with notes of coffee and overripe fruit. Malty, prune sweet flavor with a light roasted coffee bitter finish.
Beer5000 (5182) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown body with a decent beige/off-white head. Aroma is roasted, hoppy and fruity. Flavor is quite powerful at the first sip, chocolate, malt, hop, dry fruit. Somehow there is a certain delicate discreet shy sense of something more here. Difficult to describe, but there is something hidden behind the flavors. A more well balanced beer could make this much more complex.
Oakes (13601) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fairly dark brown. No head. Pretty lifeless in the glass. The aroma is nutty (almond, peanut), slighty hoppy, slightly roasty. Flavour is light roast, nuts and chocolate. Almost watery in the finish, and certainly is so on a "to style" basis. Really standard, like what you’d expect from a chain brewpub in a second-tier strip mall in a third-tier suburb. Surely Lagunitas can do better than this.