fiulijn (18809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver; 414ml
Black color, small beige head. Lean body with just moderate sweetness; the chocolate component is very good, while the coconut is not too strong, although it’s evident, mostly in the final.
Balanced and tasty.
hayduke (4772) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GABF 2015, In the tasting glass was black with a tan head. Nose of chocolate, coconut and some other kind of nut. Full in body. Flavor is rich with lots of chocolate and coconut, and the finish has coffee bitterness. Really good.
furthur (885) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler, huge cardboard colored head, decent lace, over black beer. Aroma toasted barley, coffee, coconut, dried plums, malt. Taste coffee, toasted barley, coconut, molasses, cookies. Palate is rich and smooth,
thorongil2 (2260) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(tap) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of coconut, roast; thick palate; rich, balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish
Strykzone (6645) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at gabf. Looks lie a porter. I thought the coconut would be bigger. Lactic and cocoa. Rich flavor and feel. Nice.
Ferris (12473) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Deep dark chocolate and molasses notes with a touch of sweet coconut. Jet black with a rich brown head. Lots of nice roasty notes, dark chocolate, sweet coconut and a nice rich finish. Much like the original.
ACHops (1332) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Listed at 9.4% here. Pours dark cola brown with a thin white head that fades quickly. Aroma is rich milk chocolatey dark malt with a light toasted coconut note on the back. Taste is similar - big, thick, rich milk chocolate malt with a great full mouthfeel. Coconut is present but lighter than the aroma, just as in the non-imperial version of this. Great rich flavor makes this a nice upgrade.
kathouse (1608) - Nevada, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown and opaque. Creamy tan foam. Plenty of chocolate and coconut. Flavor is a little bittersweet but the finish smooths out with time.
liquidbread86 (133) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coconut aroma. Taste has notes of coffee, dark chocolate and coconut. The coconut isn’t overwhelming.
jcos (1784) - Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Savor 2015. Oneo f the first things tried. Nice amount of chocolate, light coffee. Glad i got to try.