Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose is chocolate licorice and vanilla. Some coffee. Taste is same only more pronounced. Some bourbon flavor as well. Exceptional.
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joelwhite (25) - - JAN 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lagunitas is doing it again with this great imperial stout! Good aroma, good flavor, nice head and a good pallet. I dig this beer.
BrewBoxer (2213) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep black color. Sweet taste with a boozy hint on the aftertaste . Nice easy drinking for an imperial. Cocoa chocolate flavor
Zwiebel88 (259) - GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Schwarz-braun. Kakao, kaffe, Malz, dunkler Zucker. Dunkle Schokolade, KAffe, Malz am Gaumen. Lecker.
CObiased (66) - - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber aged 1.5 yr. Purchased in Page AZ. Big roasty aromas with dark malt, dark chocolate, tar and coffee. Slight grayish, tan head with trace lacing. Solid flavors of licorice, dark tobacco, coffee, chocolate and tar round out a well made imperial stout. Super smooth no booziness.
AirForceHops (3662) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle. Some decent head retention in the snifter. The aroma is a nice dark roasted grain, mild spent coffee grounds and mild vanilla undertones.
The flavor is mostly right on for the style. Lots of charred malt, dark chocolate, traces of vanilla, molasses and mild wood notes. The bitterness comes from coffee grounds but really has a light hop element underneath it all. The body is a tad leaner then I want in an Imperial. But the greatest thing about this is the price tag $4.99! At this price point I may drink it more often, especially with today’s rising cost of craft beer. This is great getting a 650 ml for under $5.00. The most complex RIS ever? No of course not but it really gets the job done.
mfhennig (18) - - JAN 19, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bomber to a snifter, poured slowly. Dark brown, light brown head, half the glass at least. A nice thick, creamy stout that just hangs around. Some roasted coffee, malt, cocoa. I really like stouts and this is a good one.
Beerhunter111 (8708) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sehr dunkel braunes Bier mit einer ordentlichen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, kakao, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack schokoladig, Vanille, Kakao, sehr weich.
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 16, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 05.18.14.
A: 3 finger tan head with a slow pour. Midnight black with some red at the bottom.
S: Lots of fig. Raisin and cocoa too. Sweet smelling.
T: Fig, raisin, milk chocolate dominate. Cocoa and a slight roastiness are subtle.
M: Creamy smooth.
O: This was perfectly balanced. It had a slight alcohol warmth on the back end. The roastiness was not overdone. This really was a fantastic stout and for $3.82 on sale ($4.49 regular), it was an absolute steal. It is amazing how Lagunitas keeps prices so low for their fantastic beers.
vtafro (3914) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, spice, mild sweet aromas. Roasted, chocolate, sweet malt flavors.
schmittaj (4) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love the carmel and coffee flavors, but the hops are over balanced a bit and drown out some of the other flavors.