koleminer20 (859) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes. On tap at The Wurst Bar on March 30. The pour is a lighter black with some hints of mahogany around the edges with a nice medium khaki head, with some incredible lacing. The aroma is surprisingly sweet. There is a good light fruity character and then the roasty malt and light licorice come through. The taste is very similar in the character. It’s almost got a bit more of a brown sugar type of sweetness, somewhat overshadowing the licorice and roast. There isn’t much bitterness to be found, which I see as a little lacking in a good imperial stout. The mouth feel is thin, lightly slick, with a good carbonation and a really sweet aftertaste. Definitely not one of my more favored impy stouts.
MadRobin (2227) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Jackpot in Gallery Place, Washington, DC.
Opaque, brown-black with a creamy tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, vanilla, sweet coffee and fudge.
Taste of roasted malt , dark fruit, vanilla, chocolate, licorice and alcohol.
Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
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orangenblu62 (39) - Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber of this was awesome. Rich dark color. Taste improved with every sip. High APVbites with first sip but mellows to a sweet flavorful stout.
blackflag321 (547) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bomber in snifters. Dark brown/black, cocoa head. Bitter chocolate taste with hint of vanilla. Creamy palate. Subtle, smooth boozy finish; a little syrupy.
GreatDane1632 (673) - USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a glass prior to Shreveport’s Gemini Mardi Gras parade. This beer is a delight. The highlight is the after taste. Very much would like to have again.
dlbeer (845) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Dark pour with tan head. Smells of chocolate, coffee and toasted malts. Taste follows. Very good
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tmongoose (1505) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
taster @ tailspin beer fest. poured a dark brown to almost black. no head to speak of. the aroma or deep dark roasted malts and chocolate and hints of coffee. the flavor was more of the same. lots of deep roasted malts and chocolate in this medium heavy bodied beer. lots of other flavors that come through as it rolls from front to back.
peteinSD (1416) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
’12 bottle. Still black pour with a thin slick of tan foam. Heavy fudge and chocolate in the aroma with some roast and background pine/bitterness. Thick chocolate in the taste with darker malt underneath and alcohol notes with hop bitterness. Some lingering alcohol heat after each sip. Coating mouthfeel. Decent imperial stout.
AirForceHops (3963) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle purchased @ Binny’s Lincoln Park, Chicago. 2013 vintage. Brown head that dissipated slowly. Aroma of licorice, dark chocolate, dark fruit and light roast. Flavor starts with chocolate, caramel and molasses. Licorice in the middle of the sip with a strong alcohol bite in the finish that tells me it’s young. Big warming sensation after the swallow. Sticky, kind of syrupy mouthfeel with a full body. Sweet and boozy. Good
SpongeRuiner (871) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2014 Very dark pour with a light cream colored very thick head. Has a big toasted almond smell very interesting. A nice thick texture with a creamy finish. Toasted almond flavors continue here and go all the way down. A smooth chocolate and vanilla taste covers it all. A very good amount of alcohol feel which really makes this brew a step higher. Also a very decent price.