MaltOne (267) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of chocolate, deep (not burnt) roasted malts, vanilla. Opaque black coffee in color with a thick dark tan head. Subsides but leaves a pretty rim of foam. Flavors of coffee, a dark but creamy chocolate (probably the cocoa nibs which have a distinct flavor); hints of licorice; dry finish. Creamy, appropriately thick on the palate, slightly oily. Overall, somewhat restrained and mellow compared to others; and not wildly complex. But great viscosity, mouthfeel; nice balance, sometimes restrained is good; very accessible.
Homer321 (2625) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep dark licorice and luscious chocolate nose. The aroma is as solid as any Impy stout I’ve had. Pitch black. Minimal head. Taste is a tad disappointing when compared to the aroma. Seems a bit thin and watery with a harshly roasted watery weirdness. Wish the taste lived up to the nose.
Westmeister (2061) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
March Ale Alpharetta. Age didn’t do this one too well. While the alcohol is nonexsistant, the rest of the umph of the stout has faded. Bits of cocoa, vanilla and some dark fruits remain, but it is a watered down and lacking the carbonation to carry the remaining flavors.
GTAEgeek (1444) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle shared by Freya at Ale Alpharetta. Black, with a tan ring. Orange juice, coffee, caramel, and bitterness chocolate. Heavy body, sticky, and slick. This is a weak imperial stout. Not bad, but not impressed.
HonusWagner (1702) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich, sweet chocolate. Somewhat chalky. A bit of metallic twang. Not impressed. You tricked me, Ratebeer.
jtclockwork (10655) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Bobby. Homebrew day. Pours black brown head. Nose/taste of cocoa nib, dark cherry, roast chocolate, milk chocolate and tar/molasses/sap. Medium body.
SlovakSniper (3826) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml. Noire comme la nuit. Mousse brune crémeuse qui cherche la ténacité. Nez de chocolat, de gaufrette au caramel, de vanille rôtie avec un fond de tabac à pipe. Goût de pâtisserie chocolatée sur fond rôti avec quelques grains de café fraîchement moulus enrobés par une mélasse fruitée. Corps de moyenne densité avec un pétillement plutôt bas et une texture crayeuse. Une finale très amère de chocolat presque pur et presque poivré.
fluffy (1918) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
more of a dry cocoa than a chocolate nibs flavor, but still a nice robust stout.
DuffMan (7836) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Oily near-black pour with a slow-to-form finely bubbled brown head. Aroma is very fudgey, chocolate liqueur, subtle coffee. Flavour is rich cocoa without being cloying or fake, some subtle vanilla sweetness, finishing with a distinct capsicum note. This greenpepper finish did not ease off, and if anything became more apparent as the beer went down. No hint of the cherries anywhere-- but I didn’t care, as this beer sat very well with me just the way it was. Best offering from Lakefront? Yep, I think for me it is! Even after having visited the brewery.
beastiefan2k (2808) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Jerrys in Wicker Park. Black body with a thick ass brown head. The commercial description for this beer scared me but its not a thick sugar bomb. Body is well carbonated and medium thick. Goes down real easy. The cherry serves up tartness that really lightens the beer at the end of the flavor. its a prominent character that isn’t artificial. Vanilla is unnoticeable, thankfully. Chocolate character but the beer doesn’t taste like a hodgepodge of random adjuncts. Hazelnut brownie soda is a good way to describe this flavor. Aroma has a strong hazelnut character as well as my burps. Solid beer. Maybe a bit too much hazelnut as the beer warms.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with ruby lowlights and a very thin brown crown. Aroma picks up chocolate and cherries with some earthy and peated notes beneath and mild alcohol. Taste is sweet and boozy with chocolate, cherries and vanilla. Finishes a touch dry. Not bad.