smith4498 (3234) - 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 (927) - 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 (630) - 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.
zizzybalubba (1604) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Chesapeake, VA. Pours what appears to be black (possibly very dark brown) with a beautiful brown head. Aroma is heavy on the licorice with notes of dark fruit and cocoa. The flavor offers dark fruit initially and fades into dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Maybe just a touch of licorice in the taste but nothing that should turn off those that dislike its taste. Slight alcohol warming. Can’t find anything to complain about with this one. Nice beer!
Blairgus (3171) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
21 sept 2012, bottle. Black and thick. Nose is soft burnt bread and faint blueberries. Full body and a bit fizzy. Tart chocolate, bitter coffee beans, some alcohol, faint sugar. Really nice.
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portableparty (2025) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle to snifter. Pours dark oily black with faint red/brown hues and shows a reddish tan soapy head that dissipates to a wispy film and tight foamy collar. Aroma starts out with fig, plum and soy/peat like roasted malt and some signs of coffee. Taste is much like the aroma , but is more straight forward with the plum and soy/peat roasted malt and has a nice bitterness and subtle chocolate and coffee flavors. Palate is full and rich with a sticky dry finish. Really nice RIS with great complexity! I would buy this again and again @ $7.99 a bottle!
jtclockwork (10655) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of dark chocolate, roast coffee, vanilla bean, dark fruit, plum and roast black malt. Medium body/slightly lighter.
boxofrane (2387) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at craft ale house. Pours pitch black with a small brown head that dissipates quickly. Aroma had some booze and chocolate and coffee. Taste has chocolate with a nice coffee finish. The alcohol is completely hidden in the taste.
TheGB (561) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with very little head. Thick chocolate aroma, some bread and yeast. Taste of chocolate, roasted malt, more bread,with a nice bitterness to balance it out. Nice palate, but is a bit sweet.
knewell (73) - Alabama, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2012 Pours a dark coffee black color and leaves a dark brown color head. Has a good aroma of chocolate, and roasted coffee.Leaves a little bitterness after the swallow. Taste of roasted coffee, chocolate, caramel and malt with a little sweetness. Overall, a decent stout.