RobertDale (3999) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours black with an average tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and some dark fruit. Finish is dry and somewhat bitter. Pretty good.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Black, thin to moderate frothy brownish head, little lacing.   Seems to have a soft hop and roasted malt aroma.   Certainly Stout like.   Perhaps a touch of sweetness.   Fairly smooth, good balance, sweet roated malts, some cocoa, graham cracker, with a very soft but not bitter hop background.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Soft finish, roasted, sweet, graham cracker, a touch of soy, soft hop.   Nothing out of whack, nothing extraordinary, but a solid example of an Imperial Stout.   I like that its not overly hopped or acrid/acidic.   Nice!   Thanks Bob!
nimbleprop (5477) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle pours an oily black with some cloudy, beige head. Nose has dark fruit, malt, molasses, toast, licorice. Flavor is very sweet, malt, molasses, raisin, black pepper, prune, cola, toast. Full, sweet finish.
islay (1378) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2015 Initial rating: 3.5 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery’s taproom as part of a six-beer flight (the five other beers were served in 6 oz. pours; this one was smaller due to the high ABV). Consumed on 5-30-14. Pours dark brown with a dark reddish hue. Not as dark as is typical for an imperial stout. Small amount of taupe head. Scents of chocolate, plum, raspberry caramel nougat dark chocolate candy, molasses with spices, and spiced rum. Chocolate and rum flavors; very rummy, in fact. Molasses and brown sugar. Spicy, meaty, and pumpernickel bready in taste. A touch of coffee bean. Roasted dry finish. Very long, raisiny aftertaste; I was still tasting this beer literally for hours after I consumed it. Complex and borderline delicious flavor. I would say this is an above average beer even within its highly competitive style. It tastes like both a main course and a dessert, and it would pair well with either. Full body. Smooth and silky in the palate. Lively and has a bit of an alcohol bite, but not much. Damn good overall, and a reminder of how enjoyable a solid imperial stout can be. 8/3/9/4/17=>4.1
Second rating: 3.5 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery’s taproom in Stillwater, Minnesota. Consumed on 1-29-15. Pours dark brown with a reddish hue, lighter than most imperial stouts in color. Small amount of taupe head. Produces pretty good lacing. Coffee and chocolate-covered raisin scents. Malty aroma. Nice but not overwhelming smell. Sweet flavor. Tastes like ground coffee beans with generous helpings of brown sugar. Also, baked beans, raisins. Quite bitter finish and aftertaste. Powerful flavors. Medium to full body. Smooth in the palate. Lively enough. Not great palate effects, especially for the style. Overall, this is a darn good beer but roughly average within the imperial stout style. 7/4/8/3/15=>3.7
Combined score: 8/3/8/4/16=>3.9
gopherfan99 (767) - CROATIA - MAR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber, deep brown, almost black pour with a small tan head. Tastes of coffee, molasses, and toasted malt. Very good winter beer from Lift Bridge.
CJack (48) - 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 (227) - - 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 (4908) - 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 (885) - 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 (2823) - 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.