GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle -
The beer pours out a black body with a 2" dark tan head. Aroma is baker’s chocolate, black licorice, toffee and a bit of dark fruit. Flavor has some medium sweetness, huge malt attack, a touch spicy and lightly vinous. A very nice example of an impy stout.
nick76 (4370) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is very toasted, almost burnt, with molasses, coffee, and fruit. The appearance is dark brown almost black with a thin head. The taste is like the aroma with a burnt bitter finish. The palate is think. Overall a pretty good example of the style but way to bitter for me.
PorterPounder (7124) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Whole Foods - 22 oz bomber, Pours a inky black with a slight purplish tint and a thick sticky mocha colored head. Aroma has some earthy potting soil, a hint of creosote. Flavor is full bodied and not overbearing. Nice chocolate undertones, touch of espresso, some potting soil and a hint of creosote. Silky smooth creamy mouthfeel. Mission is solid again.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home, thanks Vaiz!! Aroma is huge roasty liquorice, big molasses, roasty malt, coffee, mocca, some fruity and yeasty notes. Flavour is big roasty creamy chocolate bitterness, quite dry but very long lasting. Bitter roasty malt, ashy notes, this and that, great stuff.
ajnepple (4897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a brown head. Roasted malts, dark fruits, red wine, coffee, earthy, light bitterness. Strong flavor with a medium to full body and a dry finish.
Daytonbeer (726) - Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with no head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, and dark fruit. Taste is the same with some soy sauce. Very nice.
ryanfolty (2354) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
November 9, 2013 - bottle via trade. Black pour with limited head. Aroma was chocolate and roasted malt. Taste was consistent with aroma.
glennmastrange (2623) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of toasted, molasses and dark chocolate, moderate resin for the hops, light earth for the yeast. Head is small, creamy turning wispy, brown with good lacing and good legs and is mostly lasting. Color is black. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is full, creamy with a soft carbonation and a bit chalky in the finish and lightly alcoholic. Awesome looking, black as I’ve seen, and the aroma though not very complex, is dark deep and rich. Great Imperial Stout.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Sloth, thanks man! Black pour with a small and thin tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, dark fruit, and port. Flavor is very similar with lots of coffee and cocoa notes. Abv is slightly noticeable but not overwhelming. Just a nice big, roasty classic impy stout!
matthewjk (1053) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hmmm...love going against the grain. Not a huge fan of this heavy hitter, too much soy and astringency. Drinkable, yes, but no where near a top notch.