commonmac (162) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2014 Tap poured at Muddy Pig. Deep, dark black color expected of a stout. Great roasted malt at the forefront without being bitter. Smells sweet and that taste runs throughout. Really good beer. Letís just call this the Jessica Alba of beers. (yes, an Alba TV series reference)
curepute (105) - New York, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle aged for 2 and a half years. Black with slight tan lacing. Nose is vanilla, toasted coffee, raisins. Taste is vanilla, coffee, leather, raisins, then opens up to a little brown sugar sweetness. Not a big finish but you get a mellow combo of earthy hops and coffee. Aging it mellowed out the sweetness and beefed up the nose.
asedzie (582) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown almost black. Lots of carbonation upon opening, nose is very nice - some floral hops and roasty notes, earth and light vanilla-like aroma. Flavor is well-balanced between deep dark malts, mildly creamy, and soft hop bitterness along with slightly hot alcohol notes and backed by mildly resinous hops.
jgb9348 (4437) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown coloured body with a touch of a ruby glow at the very bottom an d a nice, two centimetre tall oily topped brown head. Aroma of alcohol, pit fruits, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, figs, earth, vanilla, a touch of oak and a little scotch. Medium-bodied; Assertive roasted malt flavour up front with a lot of vanilla and oak right behind. Aftertaste shows tons of sweetness, some anise and licorice flavours, a earthy and deeply roasted finish and a good warmth from this, since the body isnít felt immediately. Overall, a nice relatively subdued imperial stout that is quite a bit thinner than beers usually in this style, but finishes well and refined and shows no harsh flavours at all - although, that might be partially due to the age (on purpose). I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 22-April-2012 for US$5.95 sampled at home in Washington on 16-November-2013, aged personally for a bit more than 18 months.
egg (34) - USA - AUG 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber on 8/17/13. Pours dark black with a finger of off white/tan head that lasts. Aroma is burnt sugar, dried fruit. Taste is very very sweet, sour, dried fruit with sugar, some molasses but mostly fruit. Quite tart. A little more carbonation than I would have expected from an imp stout. Tart after taste. Overall not what I expected at all. Very fruity, very not to style.
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shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
8/06/2011: McNeillís Dark Angel Stout... Aroma: Molasses, a touch of meaty smoke; mineral-like. Appearance: Very dark brown color; thin beige crown. Flavor: Drinks like a Foreign Stout; thin molasses malt; quite minerally with some leafy hoppiness in the middle; moderately dry overall; some alcohol venting throughout the finish. Palate: Medium-bodied; smooth and silky; maybe a bit thin for style. Overall: Pretty decent, but maybe not quite what I was hoping for in a stout (at this point in time).
1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle shared by jcwr. Thanks John! Rating #116 for this beer.
Guerde (1135) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Drank on a very warm summer evening. I felt the style was a perfect match for the season. Pours pretty black with a light tan head thatís pretty thin but looks alright in a Mason jar. Aroma sets the tone as itís a little bit off, and you can tell that this isnít going to be an exemplar of the style. Whatís here isnít terrible and it contains some charred roast, abundant booze, and light chocolate Jell-o pudding. Nothing else besides that really. The flavor is a surprising improvement over the aroma, with tastes of dates, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and walnut. Mouthfeel is a tad on the light side, but the carbonation is spot on and there is a bit of a booze burn on the finish. All in all, this is a decent imperial stout.
Nsanders (393) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with thin tan head. Raisins, leather, earthy hops, and woody aromas. Taste is on the sweeter side, for an imperial stout. Body is medium with a foamy feel. Not bad for the price, but definitely wasnít my favorite imperial stout.
bucs572000 (216) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is a chocolate, black licorice scent, slight alcohol in the nose. Flavor is a chocolate black licorice caramel and slight oatmeal flavor. Overall a pretty solid imperial stout. Great for the price.
bartlebier (1078) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draught@Spuyten Duyvil Sep 2012. - Surprising recommendation from the barman and surprising as an ImpStout: one of those ImpStout/Black IPA crossovers, but a very enjoyable one with unnoticeable 10% ABV. Pitch black (although that might have been the until table we were sitting at and the 3 "Girls"-style hipsters blocking the light from our cheese platter), hop zestiness over malt creaminess. Reminiscent of Victory Storm King, but a bit more easygoing & drinkable.