OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was a medium brown as poured with no light coming through in the glass. A 1 finger head that dissipated quickly and no lacing. Aroma was chocolate and dark fruits with some alcohol. Taste starts out sweet with chocolate and dark fruits followed by a hint of smoke and finishing on the end of the palate with the heat of the high Abv. Mouthfeel is medium overall with soft carbonation giving it a silky feel.
williamstome (1319) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black pour, guinness-esque brown head. Excellent retention, beauteous. Nice aroma of cocoa, fantastic flavor of chocolate, nuts, toffee and dark fruits. Very smooth and full.
bretl48 (1) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong taste that shows its 10% abv. Great dark color and falling head. Reminded me of Guinness in visual terms.
nathan30533 (890) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brew is caramel in taste and possibly raisins. Good looking and ok tasting brew. Aged almost five years.
Joakgust (1107) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Opaque dark brown beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of coffee, molasses, herbs, chocolate and cardboard. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, bread, herbs, molasses, vanilla and licorice. Well balanced.
gEUS (1424) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro version - bottle tasted at The Ultimate Imperial Stout Tasting April 2015. Pours deep black with a small off-white head. Bland aroma’s, light body and a bit watery. Lots of roasty notes in the taste but not particularly outspoken. not my taste.
tnkw01 (1316) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown in color, almost black. Aroma of raisins, coffee and chocolate. Taste is black licorice, coffee, chocolate and herbal notes.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black motor oil, fine, toasted marshmallow head, 1cm thick. Aroma is salty (oyster?), soy sauce, light cocoa, leafy greenery, moss, walnuts, touch of cocoa, hint of molasses. Body is medium-heavy, oily-starchy, light, medium-fine carbonation, light-to-no burn. Flavor is a zesty, dry hardwood bitter herbs, and twig sap, with some neutral sweetness to balance. A tad bit bitter after a while, actually.
tsadich (21) - Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice deep Russian imp look, very well hidden booze, just not as deep of a taste very simple one note.
tsd08460 (183) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: roasty, licorice, raisin, chocolate,
Appearance: dark brown, clear, minimal head,
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, coffee, chocolate
Palate: medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
pumpmaster (1263) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce Nitro bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $10.99/4-pack Very good.