chickenflea (349) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have been wanting to try this beer for a long time because several of my friends rave about it.
Beer pours very dark. Buckskin colored head is medium tall but extremely persistent.
The aroma is as one would expect for the style with a lot of heavy dark cherry/rapsberry over the mocha base.
The taste is excellent. Sweet dark malts with bitter espresso finish. Fruity sourness lightens the experience preventing the beer from crushing the palate with its imperial rule. Alcohol is not overbearing, but balanced lending a warming quality to the finish.
Medium heavy on the palate.
This beer is really pleasant. Not the uber beer I was expecting, but balanced and accommodating in all regards. Another quality brew from North Coast.
Shanebrews (208) - Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the most aromatic beer I have sniffed in some time. The aroma absolutely explodes with dark rich malts, alcohol, and a light funk. The body is heavy and the taste is thick with roasty malt and coffee. The finish brings out elements of dried fruit like raisins or prunes. The beer hides its alcohol well and is smooth on the finish. There is a proper bitterness. Overall, a fantastic brew.
beersammich (61) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably the best imperial stout I’ve tried. Very nice smokey, roasted feeling to it. Smell is great makes you want it right from the pour. Over all a wonderful beer. I had this from a bottle.
Iznogud (1188) - CROATIA - FEB 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nitro on tap at Rosamunde Sausage Grill, Brooklyn. Pours black with medium creamy dense brownish head. Roasted malts, chocolate, hops in aroma. Chocolate and roasted malts in flavor, medium sweetness, bitterish coffee finish. Quite drinkable for style and abv. Very good.
alex_alkis (383) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really well made imperial stout that is a real delight to drink. Could have had some more roasted tones to it, but still very very good.
beastmaster (349) - Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at carolina ale house. Delicious chocolate aroma. Rich and surprisingly light b odies. Velvety chocolate all around. Creamy. Fundamentally chocolate.
Beerhunter111 (8913) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein tiefschwarzes Imperial Stout, es hat eine schöne cremige bräunliche Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, leicht alkoholisch, Kaffee, Vanille. Geschmack intensiv schokoladig, alkoholisch, Vanillle, etwas Kaffee, klasse!
dlovell2 (991) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma with vanilla and cocoa and slight booziness. Sweet caramel roasted malt start with chocolate and a black roasted coffee bitterness in finish.
bg80 (29) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft with nitro into a tulip. Rich tan creamy head with ample lacing. Toasty malt aromas. Creamy mouth feel, with toasty, mocha palate, ending in a roasted chocolate bitterness. Alcohol shows itself as the beer warms, and it packs a punch. I can see the appeal, but too strong for me.
HopCircus (10) - Penticton, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Chocolate and slight licorice on the nose. Beautiful tan lingering head. Chewy mouth feel with warming alcohol. Flavour is balanced roast, chocolate and hint of dried dark fruit
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sir__v (820) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Rosamunde, San Francisco, CA - Color: dark brown black beer with small carbonation and medium brown head. Smell: caramel, chocolate and roasted malt. Taste: smooth foam, caramel and chocolate domination. Good stout and really sweet. For the style it’s easy drinkable. Aftertaste: chocolate and roasted malt. Caramel finish.