hotmailmsn (2) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
despite the imperial stout characteristics, i especially love its bitterness (hoppy)! overall, good beer!
arminjewell (7588) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap at Union Barrelhouse, darkblack pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, chocolate, coffee into a bit of roast, slight caramel with a hint of vanilla, slight sweet molasses. Taste was a mix of thick roast, coffee intoa slight dark chocolate, cocoa powder type note with a hint of dark caramel, finishing slightly sweet, slightly roasted.
ljthiessen (602) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate and vanilla, some cocoa. Flavour is lighter bodied than expected, but nice chocolate and cocoa notes, pretty flavourful. Not bad.
SG111 (379) - New York, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is similar. Really unremarkable for an imperial stout.
RobertDale (3926) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours almost black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and some coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruit, coffee, and some vanilla. Finish is somewhat bitter. Nice.
dwyerpg (4735) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a pretty solid beer. Beautiful black color with a tan head, this was full-bodied but not too roasty. Good stuff.
Ron (2829) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle during the Superbowl. Poured a tan head on a black body. The aroma has a big dose of roasted malt, black licorice and coffee. The taste delivers on the roasted malt and some pine bitterness. The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation. It has a mixture of roasted maltiness with strong bitter. As it warmed I was able to enjoy the maltiness more. The alcohol was hidden well.
Oscbert (1088) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
~Sweet chocolate aroma with roast, prune like fruitiness
~Pours pitch black with big thick frothy tan head that last.
~Chocolaty bready flavor with coffee like roastiness. Earthy hop bitterness. Surprisingly well balanced for an imperial stout.
~Medium full bodied with low medium CO2, lingering roast finish.
~This is really drinkable and smooth. Dangerous beer. Im drinking it somewhat quickly. Going to hit me hard. Fine with me, my family is driving me nuts.
joelwhite (30) - - JAN 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Ninkasi Imperiale with the beautiful label had a nice balance between mealtimes and hopiness. We cheered this one to Jeff, the birthday boy.
thb (740) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black in the glass, but surprisingly light in colour as itís being poured. Light brown inch of foamy head. Aroma is toast, cocoa, and...soap? Have a sip and itís char, chocolate. Really dry for the style. And bitter, bitter. Excessive carbonation takes away from the experience.