sthlm (1227) - Iowa, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2012 [Bottle] Pours black with a small brown head. Lots of chocolate in the aroma, in fact it smells like liquid brownies. Taste is loaded with chocolate again, which slowly becomes taken over with deeply roasted malt. Moderate bitterness. Decent mouthfeel, long finish. Not overly complex, especially in the finish, but an enjoyable beer nonetheless. Since I’m just getting over a cold, I’ll re-rate this in a few days.
Re-rate: Aroma more of a mix of chocolate and anise. Mouthfeel is still good. Taste is a bit of a letdown with this bottle, with the deeply roasted malt more dominant and the flavor overall not melding as nicely. Dropping it a couple of tenths.
rondphoto (983) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque black-brown with a tan head that drops quickly to a head cover, sheets of lace. Taste is a clean toasted malt with hints of dark chocolate (much more understated than in many heavy stouts - good!), followed by bittersweet hoppiness that moves things in balance through a long finish. Quite tasty, ideal with dessert or sweet cheeses. Highly recommended.
BREWMUSKCLES (1994) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
moderate slick and smooth body with some cocoa. hoppy and malty with the imperial type harshness, and the roasted character. deep dark brown with brown head like cocoa.
Trev (1663) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (Thanks Dan): Black pour with a brown quick thin head. aroma is big chocolate and nice dark roasted coffee.
Flavour is baker’s chocolate and bitter burnt malt and coffee. hints of dark fruit. Finishes with a burnt bitterness.
Beerme17 (3) - - MAY 3, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark appearance. Slight head after pour. Great aroma. Tastes like a dark chocolate stout with a smooth finish.
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MadIndian (2113) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
First off thanks to SJ for this bottle. I enjoyed this stout very much. It has everything it needs, good notes of roast, coffee, dark fruit and a dry crisp finish. The only thing it is lacking in is the body. Sloghtly thin for my taste.
Jndubbs (106) - West Des Moines, IA, Iowa, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Woodsy, coffee stout taste. Dark pour. Coffee smell. Smooth. No aftertaste. Good stuff.
Majin (189) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, dark pour, girl on a card on the bottle, not hot!!! Smokey smell, creamy taste, smooth. If you like a thick dark stout, you will love this!
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boozedude (1006) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle into glass, Pitch Black Pour, brown head, vanilla, smoke, chocolate, coffee, crazy good
frank0830 (26) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
What a huge, beautiful beer! Served in my snifter at almost room temp, this beer exploded with aroma as soon as I poured it. Really nice head, and really nice color, though a little on the dark side. Lots of dough and chocolate notes come through on the flavor, as does tar and a bit of rasin characters. It finishes very clean! The only thing I would change...this would be 100% awesome spiced with a pepper! Fantastic RIS!
WabashMan (971) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good beer overall, but far from a standout as far as Imperial stouts are concerned, as this style is dominated by some of the biggest and best beers around. Pour is a nearly black with a dark brown head that quickly fades. Nose is nice. Roast and coffee most prominent, with some sweetness. Flavor parallels the nose, with more of the sweet fruit flavors coming out in the finish.