lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice offering from a big brewery. Mine was a 2010 bottle via trade. Perhaps still too young, the alcohol was hot and the mouth wasnít balanced especially well. Some smoky notes that didnít seem to belong. Nice hop character and chocolate notes.
Caskalefan (159) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2013 This is brewed by Leinenkugel???!!!
Finally, a very fruity(raisins, figs, dates, cherries),complex stout with a velvety body that also boasts the usual coffee and chocolate esters, along with a noticeable soy characteristic, and a long, long finish that has a really appealing char aspect. I think of this one as a kind of poor manís Kate the Great, itís that freakiní good.
I definitely feel that if this were brewed by less of a macro, it would receive a considerably higher rating.
Bjshades (156) - Iowa, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black with big light brown head, itís a big beer with flavors of malt and chocolate, high alcohol flavor takes a little away from this one. Pretty good overall though
ubamartian (155) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black, with a creamy frothy chocolate moose colored head. The aroma chocolates, coffee, dark fruits such as raisin and plum, hits as you open, and keeps coming as your drinking. Taste, complex, the roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and fruits blend and almost explode on your taste buds. The alcohol is quite present, but not overbearing. The hop finish and aftertaste mix with the chocolate and coffee for a lingering taste. The feeling on the mouth is a medium heavy that thickens as it warms up, adding more texture as you continue to drink. Overall this is a wonderful Imp. Like Kingpin says, not a Dark Lord, but damn fine.
JohnnyMummbles (151) - Pitman, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle a rich black beer with a small brown head. Aroma is nice with notes of chocolate, coffee, malt and sugar.Flavor is very well balance and delicious. Very nice finish. Very good for Leinenkugel.
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2010 dark black pour with small tan carbonated head. heavy, dark molasses nose with typical dark roast and char. taste is somewhat sweet with dark roast characters. slightly stringent aftertaste of alcohol is hidden a bit from the sweetness. an excellent imp stout. damn them, wisonsinites.
TheRealBastard (145) - The-No, California, USA - FEB 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2008 12oz bottle: Slightly disappointed with this one. Pours to a Deep black body. Was told I needed to try this, but not too impressed. Just an "ok" imperial stout for me. I pulled a fruity after taste from this one. Canít really describe it, almost a burnt almond at first then a smokey plum aftertaste. Interesting beer not what I expected. I will re-rate this beer in hopes of a better experience.
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black with light brown foamy head. A bit of that soggy cereal/oatmeal in the nose. Lots of flavor up front-- Hops, a bit of grapefruit. Obvious coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit-- dates, plums, raisins. A bit of astringency, low carbonation. Syrupy, oily mouthfeel. Excellent beer.
v8powered (139) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle December 2013: aroma of coffee, malt, and chocolate. Tastes like malty chocolate with a lot of forward fruit like currant and golden raisin. Good but I look forward to the one I'm aging.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
pjweaver (136) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black in the glass, with a minimal mahogany aura on the edges. Smells of beef jerky (its a manly, chuck norris kinda beer) maple and mesquite. Oily, boozy, and chocolatey with some red fruit character on the edges. Semi-sweet chocolate aftertaste. Clingy bitey palate.