CJack (30) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nitro pour at brewery. Excellent aroma is sweet with fruity raisin and booze. Taste is bitter sweet, fruity and malty, very little hops, with quick finish and decent mouthfeel. High ABV apparent throughout. Good Imperial Stout!
---Rated whilst imbibing
BrewHaMeister (68) - - FEB 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle pours pitch black with a medium tan head with nice lacing. Aromas of, roasty, bread, licorice, and sweetness. Nice stout.
nuplastikk (4089) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at LiftBridge. Brown-black body, amber edges. Not much head to speak of. Boozy brown chocolate aroma. Kind of watery, straightforward boozy Imperial Stout. Not much depth. Chocolate, caramel, toffee. Not much hops or carbonation to even it out. Kind of hot, a little intense. Not unlike an Imperial Brown at times. Smooth creamy malt tones, not so big on the chocolate or roast.
vikingguy (746) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black. Sticky rich malt Aroma. Taste- very rich. Coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, and some moderate hops. Good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at RBSG. From notes. Chocolate and coffee with a decent dose of caramel and dark fermented fruits. Good.
JK (4230) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG 2013. I like this a little more than the BA version, I think iti s better without the bourbon barell. Still roasted malt and sweet fruit.
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber thanks to Bob! Poured near-black with a fairly short-lived toasted beige head. The aroma picked up warm, roasted chocolate and black malts paired with molasses and just a hint of peppery alcohol.. nothing really exciting, but the balance seemed great. The flavor found rich coffee, chocolate, molasses, and vanilla notes on the decadent core with spicy pepper and dark fruity accents.. slightly more astringent roast on the back-end and finish.. almost a hint of cognac right at the end.. loved it! Heavy-bodied and buttery-smooth on the palate.. creamy carbonation.. great transitions throughout.. this was most excellent!
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle-thanks khoffman43 @RBSG-Minni-brown-black. A-roasty/some chocolate-dk malt. T-roasty/some chocolate-dk malt/oat, some earthy hops.
Nuffield (3612) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad beer at all. But it doesn’t have the character of a really good imperial stout. Somewhat thin, and the flavor has notes but without the deep resonance of either chocolate or roasted malts. Drinkable only. Bottle.
BeerKurve (408) - - JUN 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2013 Pitch Black color with a filmy dark brown head. Has a rich aroma of vanilla, bourbon, cherry, oak, and chocolate nibs. Flavor is surprisingly smokey and has some nice vanilla, oak, roasted malt and rich chocolate notes. The smokey-oak notes give it a Baltic Porter feel to it without it actually being so. Body is moderately heavy and quite creamy with only a mild amount of carbonation. Smooth and good tasting Imperial Stout!