howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet malt with a savory saltiness like soy sauce. Tickleish hoppiness. Faily typical, but well done and hides the alcohol well.
nimbleprop (7096) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours an inky black with some cloudy, tan head. Nose has malt, molasses, burnt toast, cocoa nibs. Flavor is licorice, toast, molasses, mild raisin. Full bodied, sweet finish.
AWISLguy (2320) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Liquor Central to snifter. Black pour - black as night, black as coal - with a foamy tan head. Nose has raisins, sour milk, light chocolate and caramel. The raisin/sour milk lead is not a positive. Taste is of caramel, bakers chocolate, lactose, and light grapes. Medium to full bodied, maybe a touch thin for an impy stout. With little alcohol presence. Finishes sweet and lightly fruity. Cocoa Krispies with some raisins in milk? An "ok" brewery, and not one of their best, unfortunately. 11.8
Troupis (201) - - APR 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee coffee coffee. That's the game and heaviness on this beer. Smooth and complex. A little too over the top in the coffee direction to be a perfect score but if looking for heavy in that direction this is a winner.
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hype (39) - - MAR 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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slowrunner77 (9401) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"courtesy pfoxyjohn...pours dark brown, almost black, but not quite. body is medium-full. smaller than some impies i’ve had but not bad. aroma is a tad on the weak side. chocolate, malts, licorice. no sign of 12% til it’s close to room temp. i;d have guessed 8-9. a little more bitter in the finish, with more cocoa in the flavor. nice, but not with the depth of character that the best impy’s have."
crossovert (10894) - Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark pour, listed as 8% abv. Cocoa, dark fruits, pretty nice russian imperial stout.
JonnyMadison (87) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark and rich, strong chocolate and fruit. Very smooth. Tastes great on its own, but did not work with the pizza I was eating, giving everything a bitter aftertaste. Good flavor for imperial stout.
Bacterial (2764) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle - thanks Bob! Dark brown pour that is slightly reddish. Tan head is creamy. Nose is massive chocolate and dark fruit. This beer might be infected, but in a good way - sour cherry, chocolate and a slightly sour finish works really well with the sweet malts. This seems to be a happy accident, for me anyway!
islay (2095) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 3-18-13. Scents of chocolate-covered raisin, dust, milk chocolate, mocha, coffee, and toffee. Pours a nearly black dark brown with a deep amber hue and a small amount of beige head. Excessively sweet, sugary taste features flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, bonfire, caramel, and brown sugar. Roasted, lightly bitter aftertaste. Full-bodied and lively in the palate. Overall, okay, but not very good at all by the high standards of the style.
Nuffield (4011) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smokey aroma and flavors, with notes of a German rauchbier and salami. Less chocolate than other imperial stouts. Finish lingers with some of the chocolate, especially as it warms. Sourness comes out when paired with salty food (in this case I was eating pistachios); milky notes. Not the worst imperial stout but not a great one either. Bottle.