masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured black into the glass with a nice dark brown head. I will be honest, this is from lost abbey so I was expecting this to be slightly overhyped. Aroma was dark fruit and bitter chocolate. Taste was more dark fruity, raisins, prunes, molasses, chocolate, smoke, roast. This beer really came together. Best imperial I have had in a while, just when I was starting to get pretty worn out on the style. I seem to like this more than most, but this really impressed me. Thanks a ton Kan!
omhper (21268) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2008 Bottled, thanks Crosling! Very black, majestic brownish head. Lots of chocolate, some coffee and tar. Sweet and concentrated. A bit of yeasty spritzyness gives it more life and a bit of Belgian air. The malt structure is soft and mild completely edgeless, which separates it from the bulk of Imperial stouts. Finishes with cocoa powder bitterness.
Sammy (9527) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks for the trade Crushinat0r. Pours a chocolately thick dark brown with lots of attractive dark brown head. Balance is always worth currency, and this RIS has it. Chocolate and roast and not overdone though substantially roasty. Thick mouthfeel. I have had lots of great imperial stouts recently, and this is included in the group. Satisfying and very drinkable.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body, fluffy brown head with filmy lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, raisins, dry cocoa powder, and espresso. Flavor has lots of chocolate and a touch of coffee roast and bitterness.
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez Rastacouere. Arôme: Odeur de café et de petits fruits foncés avec une pointe d’avoine. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café et de chocolat avec une pointe d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen. Légère présence d’alcool en arrière goût. (Rating #1882)
alraicercsu (166) - Ft.Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours deep black with a nice tan head which fads quickly. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Tastes of roasted malt and dark fruits. Finishes warm and chocolatey
eaglefan538 (2939) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botle from Topps in Tempe. The pour was deep pitch black, nice chocolate colored head on top, lacing a bit weak, though. The aroma was rich cocolate, some dark fruit elements, faint roastiness. The flavor followed the aroma, pretty typical for the style, but done quite nicely. Mouthfeel was a little too sticky sweet, chocolate came on strong as it warmed.
Praetorian (86) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 11, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has the color of used motor oil with a strong aroma of alcohol and coffee grounds with notes of oats and black licorice with a hint of cinnamon. The flavor is of alcohol, oak, chocolate, coffee and molasses. Overall I’d say its a good stong beer with a good strong kick: not for beginners.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2009 Thick pours with a big creamy, dark brown head, fully black body. Aroma is boozy with some dark chocolate, oats, coffee grounds, licorice, and cinnamon. Taste is oak, chocolate, coffee grounds and some molasses in the finish. Full mouthfeel with lively bubbles.
GMCC2181 (1554) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 10, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by sloth on Aug 1st at SL. Thanks bert! Dark in color, aroma of coffee. Followed by a small head. Taste was a smooth coffee flavor..... caramel, roasted malt and chocolate. All blended together for an easy drink 11 percent stout. Low carbonation. Overall a solid beer, and now I have my own to try thanks to Sparky27. thanks E. Thanks again bert for sharing the brew!