Strykzone (4781) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Global Edw. It arrived in a tulip black with a creamy tan head. I expected a roasted aroma and was surprised to find cream, cocoa, and dark fruit instead. The flavor began with cocoa and coffee. Dark fruit and some cherries. Vanilla is lighter. Some lactic notes. Alcohol was very well hidden until the last sips when just a whiff was caught. However, by the bottom of the glass I was kind of ready to move on.
ben4321 (3750) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 9/1/13
Aroma: The nose is right on from the description: lots of chocolate and vanilla, with some cherry
Appearance: It pours a dark brown-black color with a brown head and some drippy lace
Flavor: The taste is rather sweet and malty, a little roasty, with some mild booze and mild bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it is a little sticky, with a soft carbonation, and light heat
This was an interesting Imperial Stout. It is interestingly sweet in this style. I can’t, off-hand, think of another one it reminds me of. Anyway, this is worth trying.
Scrapersnbeer (1464) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is some cask, cocoa, lactic vanilla, and even some chocolate cherries. Thick, viscous black with dark tan head. Sweet chocolately taste, like a dark chocolate and vanilla ice cream float. Thick, heavy coating body, slick though, very drinkable except for the overall heaviness.
jjgmd (1359) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a thick rich deep chocolate pour. Nose is chocolate, with sweet fruit and whiskey notes. Taste is rich chocolate with fruity vanilla notes. A very drinkable beer, with the alcohol well hidden. Finish is sweet , but not over the top, with a cherry chocolate ending. A great imperial stout. Quaff Score 8 / 10 ( Dessert in a bottle )
zgaier (1316) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a brown head an aroma of cocoa, dark fruits, coffee, and roasted malt. Taste is creamy and sweet, lots of cocoa, chocolate with vanilla, coffee, and dark fruits leading to a creamy chocolate finish. Tasty brew with the alcohol well hidden
Itzjerm (1124) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from total wine. This is an exceptional beer except aroma and appearance. Flavor is awesome not to much chocolate perfect smoothness. Nice chocolate with slight metallic. Aroma is lacking. And no head even at pour.
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JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from akurzinksi - thanks, Adam! Thick, chocolate syrup pour with a slight dustiness to the dark color and a hefty, creamy head. Nose is quite understated, mellow chocolate and slight vanilla extract. Lush and thick body, just a touch of bitterness on the palate. Only the faintest hint of fruits in the taste, nothing especially tart but just a mild grace note to the chocolate shake. Not bad.
jandd1983 (2430) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a black color with a brown head. The aroma was of raisins, cocoa, some roastiness and a touch of smoke. The taste was of molasses, chocolate nibs and roastiness. Very interesting.
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and dark fruit. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, dark chocolate and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.
BBB63 (5941) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at 18th Annual IMB Summer Fest:
Deep brown, creamy head, spotty lace. The aroma is nutty, chocolate, coffee, woody, smoky and hint of cherry pits. The taste is twangy prune and cherries along with coffee, walnuts, and some oak. Finished with some cocoa and vanilla bean notes. Very minor pepper like bite as well. The mouth feel is smooth and oily. Meh, honestly very average stuff... been there done that sort of vibe.