dnstone (2046) - 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!
kaser (1741) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 22oz bottle from blackwells. Black with brownish foamy head. Crazy rich taste. Aroma is chocolate, nuts and raisins. Taste is cherry, cocoa, toffee and coffee. A pretty sweet taste. Good. Big
ElManana (101) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with very tin head. That dissapears almost instantly. Nose is chocolate and roasted fruits. Taste is wood, chocolate, cherries and very strong alcohol taste.
Good beer, but a little inbalanced.
fluffy (1046) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2013
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
for a beer that aged apparently for 12 months, this one was all one dimensional and alcohol burn. poured out.
oakbluff (403) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 oak aged imperial stout vintage- pours dark ebony, very thin mocha head. nose- anise and vanilla. Taste- creamy mouthfeel, nice nutiness, slightly oxidized but still flavourful and not dulled out. Very smooth, no hint of booze. Roasty dark chocolate finish.
djd07 (2533) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a medium creamy beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is strong oak, roast, dark chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with sweet roasted malt, chocolate and light bitter finish. Very good.
magsinva (826) - Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from App Vintner? - pours pitch with a tan head. Dark fruits and bread. Itís solid, but I found it boring when I had it last night. Maybe Iím bored with the style?
shigadeyo (2917) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2013
2/23/2011: Left Hand Wake Up Dead Barrel Aged Imperial
Stout... Aroma: Milk chocolate and wet dark and caramel malts; a
little bourbon character. Appearance: Brown with orange-colored
highlights; whispy beige crown. Flavor: Weak chocolate, weak
caramel, weak dried fruit sweetness; grainy maltiness with a fair
amount of alcohol popping out in the thin finish; seems to deepen a
bit as it warms with some tobacco coming through... Palate:
Medium-bodied; smooth like watery syrup. Overall: Barrel aged
imperial stout? Hardly! In the end, this is a good barrel aged BROWN
ALE (not even barrel anything is detectable when the beer warms),
1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle (Bottled on 10 26 10) shared by Tmoney99.
Thanks Tom! Rating #712 for this beer. Score: 7/3/6/3/12=3.1
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200_ (much older than 2009) Vintage
3/12/2011: Left Hand Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Anniversary Brew Bottle Conditioned... Aroma: Cocoa, molasses, CARAMEL, prune, licorice, chocolate, and some roasty/smoky/char-like character. Appearance: Silky pour; near black in color with some ruby showing around the edges; minimal tan-colored crown that doesnít stand very long. Flavor: Really nice sweetness from the mounds of deeply caramelized malt sugars; plenty of chewy molasses and chocolate/cocoa; I really like the subtle smoke and char flavors as well as a bit of oaky dryness; middle has some licorice, raisin, coffee, and roasted grains; finish is very creamy with vanilla mocha and some boozy notes (although the alcohol is nearly completely hidden otherwise). Palate: Thick and heavy; full-bodied and smooth; yet somehow extremely SMOOTH! Overall: Still quite deicious and very complex!
1 Pint, 9.36 Fl. Oz. bottle. Score: 8/3/8/4/17-4.0
bnielsen13 (173) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown/black with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, cherries, dark malt. Flavor is cherries, coffee, toffee, vanilla, wood. Very nice beer.
kayres (315) - , Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick dark black pour with a big tan head. Large bodied, thick coco vanilla and oak flavors soft a bit sweet
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Handypaul (94) - - JUN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with small tan head and nice lacing. Woody, burnt caramel, coffee, chocolate in taste. Kinda thick sweet syrupy. Average to lively carbonation and a sticky lingering finish. Pretty good.