WRobarge (4) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma was amazing, pour was dark..black. First taste was pleasing, strong chocolate and coffee flavors. It was pretty cold but when it warmed up there was a little bitterness at the end, which I wasn’t a fan of. Overall kt was a good beer and I would drink it again but not the first one I grab.
uhclem (359) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s been a while since I drank an Imperial stout. This one has great aroma and appearance. I had a little difficulty separating the taste from the alcohol. Palate was disappointingly thin. Finish was overpowered by the alcohol.
superspak (2411) - Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled 6/30/2011(1 year from today). Pours crystal clear very dark brown color with a small khaki head with good retention that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some decent spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of cocoa, caramel, biscuit, toast, roasted malt, molasses, nuttiness, coffee, herbal, pine, and light dark fruits. Some pretty nice and balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of chocolate, caramel, toast, toffee, roasted malt, coffee, biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, and pine. Fair amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toast, herbal, and pine on the finish for a good bit. Decent balance of flavors; but it is not as roasty as most in the style, and is slightly cloying. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy and fairly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a pretty good imperial stout. Fairly balanced flavors with decent complexity; and quite smooth to sip on.
LomYst (457) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
espresso, chocolat, caramel, cherries ripe ripe cherries, fkn awesome! dark stuff indeed.... the taste is even better, bitter sweet and salt! very full body and a very long finish full of all the dark stuff mentioned before
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
29th March 2010
Opaque black beer. Short lived frothy chocolate head. Surprisingly light palate. Light lactose sweet malt with milk chocolate and a little wood. Finishes light with just a little dark malt. No bitterness or dryness here! A little coffee in the finish. A crisp and easy going Impy. Fancy there is a trace of red wine as the beer warms up.
kermis (4741) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, licorice and vanilla. Flavour has same aspects, sweet with a bitter background. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Offline rating 19/4/12
Thechasm442 (295) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber bottled 3/13/12 poured into a duvel tulip. Pours a midnight brown/black with a thin tan head that shrinks down with nice lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, raisin, vanilla, and oak. Taste is toasted barley, bitter chocolate, coffee, plums, raisins, cherry, vanilla, and cream. Medium mouthfeel and a tad over carbonated. Really good.
rader58 (774) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours dark black. Aroma of plum, chocolate, toffee, coffee, oak. Flavor is licorice, toffee, coffee, wood, earth, herbal. A good heavy stout with character.
erickok (3411) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black bodied, creamy tan head. Malty base aroma with proper hop back-up. Toast, figs, butterscotch, cinnamon muffin, toffee and earthy. Refined and without any wood distractions. Sweet taste with Belgian like complexity, but enough hops to keep this going. Long aftertaste. Excellent brew. Much like a quad rather than an impy. Glad they send this over to Europe! (67cl bottle, reasonably priced)
dnstone (2126) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vanilla and super malty...a bit like a latte. Very dark brown in color. Strong malt, woody and syrupy; chewy-chocolatey.
Notes: GABF visit few years back
Earlier Rating: 7/17/2009 Total Score: 4.3
Really a well balanced "big" beer. Pours straight black and a very nice chocolate and wood aroma which carry through in the taste with vanilla. Its thick but not overly so. Just a very good stout. Give me another!