mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black from bomber, with dense, moderate tannish head and chocolate malt aroma. Flavor leads with moderate dark chocolate, then sweet cola mid-palate followed by American hops bitter notes. This stout has a medium-full mouthfeel that is plush, which is countered by an alcohol assertiveness and yeast or hop bluntness in finish. There’s an elusive vinous and floury (not flowery) quality that adds a complexity. This was my first choice (of four) for in blind tasting for best stout in Sonoma County. (I did not detect the signature Lagunitas taste that I often do from their offerings: a residual sweetness, like concentrated kettle corn.)
UDBeernut (2170) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the local rip and run near DTW airport. Pours the part with a large foamy head. Big roasted malt flavor, mild chocolate, coffee. Big body.
rouhlas (1132) - GREECE - JUL 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, chocolate. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma with the addition of some dark dried fruits. Medium to full oily body with sot carbonation.
wlajwl (4620) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is chocolate/dark chocolate and a good hint of acidity. The flavor is chocolate, dark malts, fruit and a bitingly acidic/slightly bitter finish.
sinfull (1083) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black with medium-sized , beige head. Aroma of roasted malt , coffee , hint of alcohol. Coffee , chocolate , roasted malt in rather sweet taste . Roasted bitterness is strong enough from beginning to the end.
beechner224 (938) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle found in fridge. Pours a dark brown, almost black, but not quite. Aroma is strong malty, burnt sugar, molasses, more like a barley wine than an imperial stout. Taste is dry, smooth, some more burnt sugar, but missing the strong chocolate and coffee flavors. Interesting beer.
Scoobyluvshub (33) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle. Dark brown with light head. Malty, roasty, slight coffee, slightly acidic, fairly smooth considering the abv. Pretty good for the price.
Nisse666 (5099) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big bottle many thx to Jerry (non RB) cons 2015-05-16 Brooklyn
AR: roasted malt, sweet dark chocolate, coffey with milk
AP: opac balck, thin black head
F: heavy roasted, black coffey, dark bitter chocolate, liqurice, wee dill
Savage_Night (115) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark Amber with light brown head. Head retention is ok. AROMA: roasted malt, slight coffee note, smoke/peat, chocolate, alcohol, raisin and light hop bitterness. FLAVOR: roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, smoke, raisin, spices, hop bitterness, peppercorns and very light hop citrus. Amazing tasting Imperial Stout at a price that can’t be beat. Definitely an easy brew to stock up on and the high ABV makes it an easy one to cellar. Kanpai!! Cheers!! Salud!! Prost!!
Barnacle_Ed (40) - Milpitas, California, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can’t believe I haven’t rated this one yet. Looks like any imperial stout, dark and opaque. Roasted malts and chocolate in the nose with a hint of black licorice. Taste continues these flavors, but not overpowering as some other imperial stouts. Has a pleasantly surprising amount of sweetness to it that offsets the bitter aftertaste slightly. Solid overall and reasonably priced in my area.
Franckg (470) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Goût de houblon et café qui change drastiquement en chocolat. L’amertume se prolonge sur ces arômes avec un côté amer. Excellente.