umich03jm (2453) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2014 Pours a near pitch black color with a big thick head that lingers a bit. Aroma is deep roasted malt, smoke, coffee, chocolate and some light fruitiness. Very intense taste. Big roasty and smokey beer with hints of chocolate. Smokiness is a bit much for my liking. Finish has a strong bitterness and a pretty high carbonation for an Imperial Stout. A light fruitiness and spicy character comes through in the finish too. This beer has a nice intense complexity but its a bit smokey, a tad thin, and too much carbonation for me. I prefer my Imperial Stouts to be smoother and softer. Re-rate 10/29/14 - My tastes have probably changed a bit. This is a very roasty and intense stout. Really great. Not that smoky like my original review. It’s also not thin, more medium boy. And the carbonation might be high when compared to most imperial stouts but it’s not bothersome. Great imperial stout, especially for the price and availability.
Mjp12 (616) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great imperial stout, full of chocolate and coffee, but also very easy to drink.
teddybeer (2500) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with a frothy beige head with medium durationand nice lacework. Aroma has notes of coffee beans, chocolate and vanilla hints. Flavor is roasty, notes of black ripe fruit, mainly raisins and plumbs, coffee and black chocolate. Smooth sensation in the final with roasted and light bittery notes.
Turtles (154) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Bishop Arms Hornsgatan. Smoky and burnt aroma of mocha and booze. Black in the glass with a bubbly tan head. Enormous taste !! As if someone hits an iron pipe straight into my jaw. Hops, smoke, licorice, chocolate. Many complex flavors, sweet and dry at the same time.
LiquorHound (24) - Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on Nitro @ Meddlesome Moth Nose - toasted nuts and light coffee beans. Taste - A thinner palate than I would like. It enters soft and light with expression beans and chocolate. Finish is a tad bitter as it leans on the Java for weight. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
davidtjm (783) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pour is black with a caramel head, aroma is toffee, coffee. Taste is coffee, toffee, malty, warm alcohol, pleasant but not overwhelming complexity. Very good
Ngejo (470) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - APR 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black, rocky head, brown foam, very bitter, medium sweetness, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.
adasko (769) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 7, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love this one. Looks just perfect. Awesome chocolate and coffee aroma. Great malty taste with amazing bitterness in the end.
javiercrasher (215) - Granada, SPAIN - APR 6, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
De color negro con espuma marrón de burbuja grande y retención media.
Aroma a chocolate dulce, maltas tostadas y algo de madera quemada y regaliz.
De cuerpo ligero (demasiado para una imperial stout) y bien gasificada.
En boca de nuevo aparece el chocolate y el regaliz, con un final suavemente lupulado que equilibra las notas dulces. Todo muy suave y sutil. Los 9º no se notan por ningún lado.
bigericsports (20) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2015 Draft Pint @Kip’s, pours black with light brown head, with some lacing that doesn’t last long. Smells caramel and chocolate. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Tastes of caramel, licorice, raisins and chocolate balancing the bitterness of hops. Overall a good imperial stout.
rosskyle (45) - - APR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Dark black color with brown head. Smokey chocolate aroma. Chocolate upfront with a bitter finish. Thick texture.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone