jlruthven (583) - 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 (1454) - 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 (742) - 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 (10285) - 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 (11055) - 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 (6792) - 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.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served from a 12 oz bottle via trade with klikger (BA). The appearance is coffee brown with a medium brown head. The aromas are black olives, roasted malts, and a slight sour note. The flavors have some nice roasted malts, coffee beans all medium in intensity, some sour milk and wood notes too. The mouth is fully carbonated. Perhaps I shouldn’t of drank a new beer after a dentist appointment, I might of missed a few flavors.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour. Much lighter than expected. Virtually no head. Aroma of roasted malt, bitter and somewhat stale coffee. Cocoa. Flavor of dark chocolate, toasted malt, cold folgers coffee and slight vanilla. Thin, watery palate. Over-carbonated. Masks the high alcohol by volume pretty well as I do not notice much booze (outside of a touch on the very finish) at surprisingly.