Brent (116) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - OCT 1, 2001
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
For an imperial, this was surprisingly light (in a relative sort of way) and restrained. The chocolate notes were more milk-chocolate than dark chocolate, and the coffee flavors were quite mild. The finish had a slight hint of vanilla. In a blind tasting, I would not have thought this an imperial - more like a robust porter, as the alcohol did a good job of hiding in the background, but a very tasty (and potent) brew nonetheless.
Buongiorgio00 (868) - - NOV 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Imperial stout avvolgente e ricca di note di caffé, cioccolato che scivolano in un denso abbraccio alcolico, ma non eccessivo. Molto molto buona.
OsuStu (65) - - NOV 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. A very dark brown with a thick tan head. Huge lacing. Coffee, walnut, fruit, chocolate, berries. Sweet, rustic, earthy, loam, dank. Silky finish.
rjmc64 (11) - Deer Park, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from bottle bought at local boutique. Pours thick and dark. Not much head and it faded quickly. Smells like sweet malt and coffee. Medium mouthfeel with a significant amount of carbonation. Sweet up front changing to coffee and then leaving a bitter finish.
FestDecBeet (193) - - NOV 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Look: pours dark black. Light brown fluffy head.
Smell: heavy chocolate. Roasted malts. Vanilla.
Taste: chocolate. Roasted malts. Minimal bitter coffee.
Feel: medium carbonation. Slight dryness leaves wanting another taste.
Overall: love the aroma. Wish the taste matched it more closely.
First drank: home 11/16/14
ghendrix (116) - Cardiff, WALES - NOV 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Brewdog Cardiff. Pours very dark brown, thick fluffy tan head, looks gorgeous. Aromas of roasted coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and vanilla. Taste is nice strong roasted coffee bitterness, a light-medium sweetness. The alcohol is well balanced, full body, smooth thick mouthfeel, warming finish. Excellent.
BrewTom (309) - - NOV 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a perfect ImpRusStout. Rich burnt caramel nose, Teflon smooth mouthfeel & rich coffee/chocolate aftertaste. Like drinking milk from a Russian cow crossbred with cocoa beans that have been caught up in an unfortunate accidental nuclear bomb explosion forming positive mutation offspring...or something.
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FunkyF (100) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tapp på BottleRock LA. Svart med tjock hasselnötsfärgat skum. Doftar sött av choklad och karamell. Smaken är söt med inslag av kaffebeska och karamell. Lite spritig eftersmak tyvärr.
Malaclemys (387) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft nitro, pours Black with creamy tan head. Aroma is Soy sauce, caramel, coffee, vanilla, dark fruit. Taste is dark fruit, coffee, caramel, chocolate, soy sauce. Balanced dry finish. Very smooth.
Bygers (827) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 0,33l. Pours very dark ruby amber colour with massive creamy tan head that stays for a long time. Aroma of chocolate upfront and some dark fruit. Taste follows the aroma with some notes of vanilla coffee. Full mouth feel.
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jsmanigold (14) - - OCT 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beige head that slowly went away after being poured. Good chocolate roasted flavor. Wasn?t thick as I hoped, a little on the thin side. Would drink again if given one.