FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
From the 12/2012 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a small foamy dark brown head that faded quickly and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was toasty anise, wood, cola and light smoke. The flavor was dry, bitter and very roasty with harsh floral hops and gritty coffee grounds in a very bad way. Long bitter roasty malts, rancid coffee and floral hops. Medium body. So not good at all!
tdoyledesign (103) - Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bourbon is the main character in the aroma. Pours a dark brown with a thin coffee head. Bourbon smell isnít as strong as the aroma would lead you to believe. Decent palate, but with less malt than expected. Solid stout....
alobar (2508) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
For Molly. Pours tar black with and aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, and a little roasted malt. Dark fruit sweetness with dark chocolate and just a touch of roasted malt and coffee. Very nice beer dedicated to a wonderful dog.
boozedude (1461) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black as night... Thin brown head.. Fruit and coffee aroma... Taste is akward but good.. sour apple notes. .kinda weird.. But i like it
chinchill (1013) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 mL bottle served in a Unibroue snifter. Pours with a huge, rapidly rising tan head ... even on the 2nd pour many minutes later -- be prepared. The liquid is viscous, opaque and black. As the towering head settles, the glass remained well coated with sticky lace, while the head became even more dense and creamy.
S: The nose is dominated by dark roasted grains, but marred (IMO) by a boozy overtone. Checking the ABV on this one ... I see the booziness is to be expected, I suppose. Some sweet chocolate, vanilla, burnt nuts, spicy hops, and a hint of spicy hops. Intense dark roasted malt flavor, with negligible burnt elements. Hints of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla, with some hop spiciness coming through in the finish and aftertaste. Excellent sweet/bitter balance, leaning towards bitter after being sweet up front. ABV is partially hidden. Very full body, and very creamy, despite a medium level of carbonation. An inevitable warming from the high ABV. [4.25]
O: an exceptional imperial stout; well worth seeking out.
MmmcKay (1038) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprisingly this is pretty freaking good. Pour looks great. Dark black with a creamy coating dark beige head. Aromas of dark fruits and dark chocolate. Roasty but not too much. Tastes much the same with great depth. Very smooth. I donít get much alcohol here at all. Sumptuous. Man this is good beer. Iíve had better and more complex imperial stouts, but man this is easy drinking and it hides the alcohol well. Nicely done.
Caytinator (776) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2013 Not-for-nothin, but uh, this is good. Bubbly head, heavy. Strong alcoholic finish. Complex enough, all right., but Iíve definitely had better ImpS. I canít put my finger on why itís not quite as good as the others. Not bad, but you can get a better one for your money, I think. I like the name and the label, regardless - they should have put snoop dogg on the label but I guess theyíd have to pay him.
Crispy34 (282) - Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle. The aroma is of straight dark malt. Also smells pretty dry. The appearance is black with light showing through around the edges, and a tan head. The taste is very dry dark malt and finishes very earthy. The palate is a little unsettling because of the dry, earthy ending. Overall, this is a decent stout. I am interested in trying the barrel aged bomber I have in da cellar.
ExpendableHero (705) - Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very dark cola looking beer with a frothy, brown head. Very strong aromas of dark chocolate, and coffee. Tastes of bitter coffee, some dark chocolate, and molasses. Bitter finish is heavy on the roasted flavors, very boozy, and even has some alcohol burn. Sour lactic flavors were very unpleasant, mix that with the aforementioned booze burn and this is a huge disappointment. Maybe I got a bad bottle, considering other ratings are so high, and that I really enjoy dark beer.
Iphonephan (2213) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at spacebar in falls church. Pours black with a tan head. Some fibe lacing. Deep chocolate and coffee aroma also in the flavor. Bourbon and charred oak notes.