Silphium (3186) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown body, thick, clumping tan head. Rich roasted malt aroma with hints of molasses and chocolate. Very dry, roasty body, with light prickly heat and charred, burnt notes, tannic, with a woody, bitter finish. Chocolate and a hint of molasses lend complexity, but are overwhelmed by the roasted notes. Not a compelling Imperial Stout.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz botlte. Pours a moslty black with some woody ruby redhighlights and a fizzy diminishing head and no lace. Aroma is chocolate malts some light faded nuts and toast- some lactic sour milk hints too- possible infection? Light roastiness and stale coffee, licorice and some tar- asphalt notes with more milky lactic and a harsh carbonation in the finish. A bit thin as well.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great dark brown pour, nothing too heavy in this one, some roasted malt, chocolate, but very smooth, with well hidden alcohol. some chocolate, but such an easy drinker... a great brew.. one of my favorites! Thanks to Iowaherkeye for the bottle!
shigadeyo (3095) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/24/2007: Mr. Mephisto’s Imperial Stout pours a deep coffee brown color and has a huge, dense, rocky tan-colored head. It is long lasting and leaves puffy lacing on the glass. The aroma has some sour fruitiness (that could also be described as that sour-quality that seems to come out when "roasted" becomes overly burnt), yeast, dark chocolate, and deep sweet licorice. The flavor contains roasted chocolate malt, char, a nearly burnt malt quality, and some alcohol. It is just a touch dry and yeasty and has a roasty bitter finish like espresso. Mr. Mephisto’s Imperial Stout is really good, but I should probably let it warm up some to see what else pops out... This beer has a medium-full body that is pretty smooth on the palate. This is definitely an Impy that should be sipped and enjoyed slowly to savor all of the flavors.
12 fl. oz. bottle from buckybeer. Thanks Mark! Rating #55 for this beer...
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
i think this bottle came from part of the series of trades with Duane, but if i am wrong, my apologies...pour was a very dark brown...looked pretty thin while it was pouring, more like a porter than an IS. a quickly dissipating tan head came up and fizzed for about 10 seconds. nose was burnt coffee, some wood, and dark chocolates...had a bit of "wet" aroma as well that i couldnt put my finger on. flavor is very solid, a thin bodied chocolate core with a little bit of anise and coffee. lots of chocolate in the aftertaste with just a bit of grassy hops. the ABV is covered very well in the taste, but becomes totally evident as it warms its way down your throat and into your stomach. a very nice beer that was complemented by a nice piece of chocolate aafter about every third mouthful.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle via skyview (thanks!). Pours a near black with some ruby accent on the edges. Nose is chocolate, coffee, licorice. Tastes like it smells with a lot of roasty coffee character, some soy, and some floral and woody hops in the finish. Body is medium, carbonation moderate. The best Lake Louie beer i have yet had..wow, and i see it is 12%abv?? I had no idea..hidden well..i would have thought 8% max...
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name: Mr. Mephisto’s Imperial Stout
black with ruby edges, thin fine brown head that swirles easily and produces a bit of wet lace, sweet malt aroma with notes of vanilla and roasted, very creamy velvet body, black roasted flavor, low bitterness, no sign of alcohol, the low aroma and soft flavor combine with the smooth body to create a great session imperial stout which at 12% will kick your ass
Name: Mr. Mephisto’s Imperial Stout
more of a dry roasted aroma to match the flavor,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 10/10; Overall: 15/20
kramer (5213) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, via iowaherkeye. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, body under a foamy brown head that left alot of intricate lacing. The aroma is very roasty with some dark bakers chocolate and coffee. Some licorice, chalk, light smoke, and light alcohol. Flavor is quite roasty with alot of burnt notes on the finish. Some caramel, chalky yeast, light alcohol, and tar. A somewhat hoppy astringent finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with an oily texture and moderate soft carbonation. Slightly sticky and cloying on the warming finish. Overall, pretty good, but nothing that stands out from the pack.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of TheBeerCellar pours brownish-black w/ a small head that quickly dissipates. A different take on the style. A sweet finish that hides the ABV well. Good, but not great.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours brown with a loose tan head. Aroma, chocolate, a little smoky, with some fruits. Flavor, chocolate, roasted malts, that smoky hint again, with some earthy/roasty bitterness, and some fruits as well. Very thin, this wasn’t much of an impy except for the alcohol I guess, which I didn’t notice. Still a tasty stout though.