SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pretty solid black color with a pale tan head. Decent retention and moderate size. A little bit of earthy, stale coffee in the aroma. Almost some mushrooms and whisky. Odd. No sweetness or fruit apparent. The flavor is also pretty dry and light for the style. A little earthy smoke and coffee in the finish. Bitterness is moderate to high. Works the dry, roasty stout angle decently but I’d like to see more malt depth if not more sweetness.
Blairgus (3570) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
19 Aug 2015, bottle. black. nose is big alcohol, sweet roasted malt, chocolate. thin body and moderately fizzy. big roasted malt, sweet meaty, burnt and acidic. nice but better in small tasters.
Earlier Rating: 12/13/2013 Total Score: 3.5
13 dec 2013, bottle. Dark brown. Nose is dark cereal malt. Thin body and mildly fizzy. This is serious wet malt and burnt toast. Okay.
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onceblind (6111) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Inky black with a thin foamy head of a light tan hue. Earthy nose with some roasted black malt tones. The flavor is a bit boozy and earthy and bland, just roasted black malt in there and some gentle char, and light booze. Really one dimensional and disappointing.
Bahumat (139) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This stout is all licorice, molasses, and roast. Beautiful black pour, but everything else is just okay.
AgentAle (1236) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is chocolate, mocha, toffee, vanilla beans, fig, caramel and dark roasted malts. Taste is again roasty and almost chewy deep malt body that is enhanced by caramel, chocolate and vanilla. Transitions into moderate bitterness that is balanced quite well. Given the ibu and abv, this finishes pleasantly well. Appearance is black with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.
Slipstream (2279) - USA - JUN 15, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This has a sticky, foamy head on a dark pour. The flavors features full on dark malts. Coffee, rye, and chocolate blend together into a sturdy whole. It starts sweet and then finishes sharp and hoppy. There is toasted coffee and cola in the aroma. A very good IS and offered at a good price, too.
maley1 (909) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and hint of hops. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, unsweetened chocolate, hint of caramel and faint hops. Full bodied, perfect carbonation and perfectly balanced. Everything works together great in this beer with no over the top flavors or bitterness that is characteristic of this style. Just a nice smooth excellent beer!
Gription79 (2716) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. There is a ton of coffee in this beer, some bitter chocolate, light caramel maltiness, fruity alcohol notes, and a firm bitterness.
Dodgrblu (692) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle from BevMo in Sacramento, a lot of bitterness, coffee, medium disappearing head.
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 (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.