cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a very dark brown that has a nice red hue when you hold it up to the light, a thick tan head and lacing through the entire glass, aroma has a ton of chocolate on the nose with some burnt tobacco notes coming through as well, but I really dig it, the flavor has a nice amount of chocolate on the front end with a little bit of coffee coming through as well, the abv comes through a little bit in the finish but wouldn’t think this one is 12% by any means, mouthfeel is thick, really enjoyed this, good freaking stuff.
Sammy (10555) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from O’Reilly’s in late summer. Pours thickish looking very dark brown to black colour, with a bit of white head. Aroma, some roast and chocolate. Above average mouthfeel, though not at today’s standard of IS.Good drinkability, competent for the style.
jlruthven (600) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours like a porter: black, with some dark brown, even translucent highlights along the edges of the glass. Small tan head. Good lacing and legs. Nose is a bit of chocolate, roasted malts, touch of anise. More licorice notes on the tongue, distinct burnt hazelnut hint, clean. Somewhat thin mouthfeel. Good for the money, but...it’s okay.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours almost black with little head. Aroma of roast and a little dark fruit? Taste is mellow, in neither a good or bad way. Not bad but I expected a bit more.
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours deep brown/black with a beige head. Aroma is cocoa, tobacco, dark fruit, and vanilla. Flavor shows more roast malt than present in the nose, as well as light coffee, and a touch of liquorice. Overall body is moderate to full, and the alc is hidden extremely well.
brian60625 (745) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The vanilla flavor stands out and the aroma was sweet and soil-y, in a good way. The abv didn’t get in the way despite the imperial status. Very dark and still easy to drink. I liked it, my first from this brewery, and I’m excited to try others from Lake Louie.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Steve’s Liquor and More in Madison, WI. Pours a very deep brown, mostly black colored body with a finger-width, creamy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is sweeter with a good amount of soft roasts, cocoa, and dark fruits. Some caramel, creamy vanilla, a touch of lactose sweetness, and a decent floral hopping. Flavor is similar. Sweeter cocoas, caramel, and dark fruits up front with a good amount of soft roasts. A pleasant, light floral hoppiness throughout offering a light bitterness before this dries nicely with some roasts and a touch of wood. A light vanilla and lactose along with plenty of cocoa, caramel, and dark fruit in a lengthy, dry, roasty aftertaste. Medium, smooth body and soft, moderate carbonation. Absolutely no hint of the 12% ABV. Pretty incredible. Overall, a really solid imperial stout. Not the most complex, but this hides the alcohol superbly. Good beer.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Black colour. Roasted malt, dark fruit, pleasant aroma. Good mouthfeel. Roasted malt pleasant indeed. Some chocolate. Yum!
Pinball (11785) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear bfown, smooth light brown head. Raisins, dark fruits aroma. Flavor is malty, dark fruity, nicely bitter and floral balanced. Faint wood
Plovmand (7457) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Somehow provided by Anker! Pours dark brown with a creamt beige head. The aroma is dark fruit, caramel, light acid, chocolate and light tobacco. The flavour is malty and caramelish with notes of biscuits, light chocolate and light tobacco.