Brain_Parasite (70) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, nuts, dark chocolate. Rich flavor, very malty and smokey with a little alcohol warmth. A great imperial stout, would have again!
JMerritt (1823) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Black with a twine colored, frothy head that is mostly diminishing. Aroma: raisins/plums, molasses, slight charred wood, bittersweet chocolate, a touch of smoke and black coffee - a good mix of bright, sweet highlights atop a rich, earthy body. Smoke is more pronounced in the flavor, which is slightly bitter and sweet slightly less so. Flavors of dusty earth, coffee grounds, roasted pecans, chocolate malts and graham crackers. Light-to-moderate carbonation with a slightly slick mouthfeel. Really hit the spot.
ronaldtheriot (1311) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lagunitas Imperial Stout has a thin, beige head, thin lacing left on the glass, and a dark brown (essentially black) appearance. Aroma is of dark-roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee, but the smells are rather faint. Taste is somewhat bolder, with added sourness, char, bitterness, and acidity. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Lagunitas Imperial Stout finishes powdery and strong. Overall, this does not have the boldness or intensity of Narwhal or Old Rasputin, but it is still outstanding. RJT
phikus (75) - syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a huge disappointment. Something off in the aroma and flavor. Very thin for an imperial stout. Not the bone warming chocolate espresso oil I expect for this style.
DCLawyer (1545) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber->snifter. Deep brown with huge frothy tan head. A: chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, vanilla. T: chocolate, vanilla, sweet malt. Bit thin, with a bitter licorice and dry hop aftertaste. Taste is off.
jaymobrown (1686) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprised I never had this. Thick chocolate flavor with roasted coffee notes. Light bitter sw eet nose. Dark black look.
Itzjerm (1366) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome thick mouthfeel. Sweet malty chocolate more than coffee. Head in nice and fades. Slight chalk flavor an average imperial.
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pinkzambia (1523) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: thick and black pour like oil. Sweet choco aromas and sweet Flavors of chocolate abound. This is a good one to have as desert. It was enjoyed outdoors around the firepit. Fitting.
bpar73 (513) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle.Pours almost black with a tan head. Aroma and taste are chocolate, coffee, roast malt and hops. Warming booziness and bitterness throughout. Nice.
FestDecBeet (198) - - NOV 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Look: pours a dark black. Not clear at all. Light brown head.
Smell: heavy chocolate. Very sweet chocolate. Vanilla.
Taste: chocolate. Strong bitterness. Vanilla. Roasted malts. Very malt forward.
Feel: creamy mouth feel. Medium low carbonation.
Overall: good beer. Nice stout. Love the aroma and the mouthfeel. Taste is good. Not too heavy on the coffee side which is nice fire me. Very sweet like it.
First drank: home 11/3/14
joe1896 (1) - - NOV 2, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent, balanced beer. Complex but extremely smooth and refreshing. A drinkable everyday beer.