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) - Woodridge, 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 (10291) - 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 (10766) - 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 (6349) - 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 (2313) - 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.
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 10, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a characteristic dark brown/black color for the style and hold a nice head. Aromas most notably of deep rich chocolate slight coffee notes. Taste of rich chocolate and coffee flavor without being bitter, does have a bit of a grape hard candy / metalic taste though. A very smooth drinkable imperial stout, just off on the finish with the metalic taste.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown with ruby highlights and a massive tan head that leaves frothy lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, mild chocolate and alcohol. Taste of sweet malt, perhaps lactose, burnt roasted malt, alcohol, soy sauce and some coffee. Semi dry finish with mega warming. Not a big fan of this one.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black and completely opaque without even the slightest hint of lighter hues when held to a light source and a 1.5 finger frothy light beige head that slowly fades into a thin lasting ring, leaving chunky rings of lacing.
Roasted malt aroma that is very hoppy for the style with hints of dark chocolate, burnt toast, roasted coffee, oatmeal and toffee. The hops provide an earthy pine presence with a bit of citrus sweetness.
Pretty hop forward for the style with some nice roasted chocolate malt flavor. There is a sweetness from the bitter dark chocolate along with some citrus peel, orange and lemon with some grapefruit notes. The roastiness of the malt is really well balanced by these flavors. There is also a bit of oatmeal, coffee, tofee and burnt toast underneath. Alcohol is very well masked. This is a very unique beer that I enjoyed. I usually don’t like stouts that are hoppy because they are usually very dry and piny, taking away from the silky viscous malt mouthfeel that I enjoy but this beer has a completely different sweet citrus hop profile that compliments those flavors very well.