Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A black colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of a little menthol, dark fruits and malt. The taste of bitter coffee, dark fruits with licorice candy. A little hop and nutes. The aftertaste of licorice candy, some sweet and bitter.
Keyes88 (60) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thick jet black with a nice chocolate head. Smells of roasted malt, chocolate and molasses. Taste is of dark fruits, chocolate, and roast. Ends a bit bitter from a smoke flavor and coffee. Great body and carbonation. Solid Imp. Stout.
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pineypower (2528) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours out an oily black color with a small tan head. Aroma is of light roast, chocolate, molasses and black licorice. Taste is of rich chocolate, molasses, roasted coffee, some light earthy notes, mild alcohol and some hop bitterness on the finish.
Arayaga2 (1806) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth opaque black with an inch of cocoa brown head. Aroma is rich roasted grains and a bit of espresso. Taste is the same with a slightly acrid note, and the overall sweetness and impression of a beverage made by melting bakers chocolate. $4/12oz
wchesser (1221) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid RIS. Black as night with a coffee-colored foamy head that fades slowly. Oily looking and thick. Full bodied. Nose of some dried dark fruits and dark roast malts. Taste much the same but pretty subtle. Good, but a bit of a let down. Not as powerful or complex as it looked.
crossovert (7738) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good and robust one. The coffee like bitterness comes through nicely. Decent mouthfeel.
danrcook (25) - California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the only imperial stout that can come close to competing with the Speedway Stout from Alesmith. Deep rich color with a toasted, nutty, malty finish.
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Must say, this one completely caught me off guard! Totally surprised to find a top-notch Imperial Stout out of this brewery. Kudos! Well-done! Congrats! Squid-ink pour with a deep mocha head that left spots and rings of lacing. Nose of cocoa, roasted coffee, vanilla, brownie batter, and chocolate chips. Flavor is rich and robust with everything you would expect in a beer this dark. Godiva, Hershey, and Ghirardelli have nothing on Mission here. Quite complex...nice velvety mouthfeel but with enough carbonation to ignite the palate. Dark fruit adds a nice complexity. Yum!
ADfan (600) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black in the glass with a medium brown head. Aroma of coffee and vanilla. It has a smooth taste of chocolate, molasses and more vanilla. Creamy texture and a long finish.
matthewnhart (7) - - JUL 20, 2012 does not count
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mouthfeel was too thin for a RIS. Decent flavor, but I've had better.
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