jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Monks alehouse.. Pour is jet black with a nice brown head. Smell is roasted malts, slight citrus, some chocolate. A bit sweet. Taste is excellently balanced.. a complex malt blend.. roasted.. and a nice hoppy compliment. Very well executed. Coffee on the finish. Overall really enjoyed this one.
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big black beer. Nice aromas of bitter chocolate, coffee, and smoke/tobacco? Doesn’t seem like 11% alcohol. Big flavor chocolate/espresso with a nice bite.
Shot (402) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours ruby black with a creamy one-inch head. Sticky lacing. Aromas of dark chocolate, toffee, licorice and roasted malts. Flavors are toffee, chocolate, vanilla, cream, coffee, and toasted bread. Creamy mouthfeel. Noticeable alcohol. Delicious.
BierMeHoos (540) - Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro.
How: 22 ounce bomber bottle.
Appearance: The color was a straight on black with a nice foamy brown head.
Aroma: Smoky woodsy smell with some char coming through, dark fruits and an alcohol note developed.
Taste: Roasted malts with bourbon, with dark fruit along for the ride, very complex flavor.
Palate: Medium bodied with light-to-moderate carbonation.
Overall: An outstanding imperial stout with lovely flavors from the bourbon barrels.
moderrnlifeiswar (21) - Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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hershiser2 (1867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Costco. Pours black with a giant dark brown head. Aroma of chocolate, floral hops, light fruit. Taste is creamy dark chocolate, dark fruit. Delicious.
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Suttree (5928) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Boy, I’ve drank a lot of Imperial stouts lately. This was another one. It was pretty chocolate-y, like you might expect. Probably a vintage 2008 or 9, I can’t remember.
LearninBeer (460) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is malt, coffee, chocolate and roasty. Pours black with medium brown head, fully diminishing and good lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is full, the texture creamy a touch watery, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter, Overall Very good.
Beerandhockey8 (335) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 22oz bottle to snifter. Pour is a rich black color with a thick tan head. Nose is huge roasted malt, wood, smokey, caramel. Taste is heavy bodied, sour with sweetness coming in at times. Silky mouthfeel, pleasant. Great imperial
JohnGalt1 (1448) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great 2 finger brown head.. nice lacing.. the brew is expected black. The head lasts for not too long.. but the lace is perfect.
Aroma is thick coffee and cocoa.. leaning much more toward the french roast side... subtle.. very subtle fruity esters.. lite prune. This brew is clean .. dark malts... maybe some caramel... not getting much in the way of hops.. but it is still pretty complex just with the malt bill.
I noticed out of the gates on the flavor that there are some dark dried cherry fruity esters.. Roasted malts with quite a bit of coffee and a little chocolate.. but surprisingly very little char.. very drinkable... hops are there.. but only for balance.. a background of citric hops.. maybe some spiciness.. but I could easily be mistaken.
Body is medium for the style and the carbonation may be a touch lite.. but the drinkability is definitely there.
UXO (1350) - CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: clear deep brown with a fat finger of dense tan head, decent retention and minimal lacing. (3/5) Aroma: slightly harsh whiskey, dark fruit, dark chocolate, brown sugar. (7/10) Taste: moderately strong sweet, moderately strong bitter. (7/10) Palate: full body, low carbonation, lingering hot and bitter finish. (4/5)
Big and boozy, even for an imperial stout, and not perfectly done - yeah, I’m definitely getting the bourbon barrel, but it could be smoother. There’s an edge to the aroma that initially comes across as solvent... which, I guess, alcohol is. Not a complete washout, mind you - and it improves as it warms up... and as you warm up... (14/20)