cheap (4055) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2012
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Yes, big bad impy stout that is on style all the way. Had on tap at the bocktown monaca. Oily looking brew, reminds me of old worn out oil from my 73 plymouth duster 318. Big over the top stout impact. Difficult rototilling thing messing up mu buds. Alky is not well hidden, wew. Big long bitter sensations on the back of my throat will not gop away. Way too stong for any girly budded lager laver.
DrSilverworm (6376) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from a 12oz bottle, thanks to alexsdad06. Pours black as night with a good brown head. Some loose lace. Big dark fruity and molasses nose. Bigger, chewy body. Lighter carbonation. More dry, no lingering sticky syrupiness. Nice dark chocolate roastiness. Little coffee. Good bitter taste, long roasty coffee chocolate aftertaste. Nice russian imperial stout.
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle->tulip. Black cherry color with faint head. Looks thicker than it is. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, fig and molasses. Bitter chocolate and malt flavor, lingering alcohol aftertaste. Very good.
dpatchen (13) - - OCT 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, I’ve found another favorite. This is a solid stout with bold and balanced flavors. Intense in an excellent way. Up there with my favorites Alesmith Speedway, Port Old Viscosity, Oskar Blues Ten Fiddy, Firehouse One Tun and Green Flash Double Stout.
MIBRomeo (2559) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour no real head looks thick. Aroma is heavy roast malts a light bitter cocoa hints of grains. Avg pal. Flavor is mostly roasted malt some light bitter cocoa elements a dry lightly hopped finish. Fairly plain.
emacgee (4025) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a viscous inky black with one finger of chestnut brown head. The nose shows burnt sugar and dark coffee and fig. Very roasty with a mild acidity. Full bodied and sharp/acrid flavor. Blackstrap molasses and bitter chocolate.
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a pitch black with a thin mocha head. Aroma is heavy chocolate. Taste is a really nice balance of chocolate, roast, and a touch of coffee in the aftertaste. Very thick on the tongue but it is nice. Really impressed, will look out for more of their offerings.
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a trade with cbkschubert. Thick, black pour with brown head. Milk chocolate and roasted malt aromas. Bittersweet milk chocolate flavor with dark roasted malt and hints of espresso. Slight alcohol burn. Full body with minimal carbonation and a silky mouthfeel. Very good. Thanks Craig.
Cantabrian (823) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2012 Finally a masterpiece of American-made Imperial Stout! Oily black with a walnut head, a nose of chocolates, freshly tanned leather and olives - the green ones. The flavour is beautiful, never breaking apart into nonsense hops, but just smooth, charred and chocolaty. Salty asd an imperial stout should be. There is indeed a bit of plum somehwere hidden, but it’s the roasted malts that set the tone. The finish gives us a bitterness that grows very elegantly. Fabulous stuff. I can have more of that, no worries.
nsquishee (598) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours dark, thick, and brown a mocha colored head. Roasted chocolate aroma, but not nearly the best smelling imperial stout ever. Smooth and velvety palate, with slight bitterness and alcohol on the finish. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate, brandy, and walnuts.