ChrisJ (100) - Warrenton, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Can at home. Pours in midnight black and produces a nice dark choclate head. The aroma is complex fruity and sweet with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, and espresso. The flavor is immense. It is a breathtaking combination of dark fruit, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts toffee and many other flavors. Each sip reveals more and more of this beers complex character. Really opened up as it got warmer. The finish is rich and smooth and the alcohol is well hidden. This beer is EPIC. A must try for any beer lover. An excellent example of the style.
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - MAY 9, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Before I go into the review of this Brew iíll let you know that Iím not a huge fan of Imperial Stouts, or Stouts in general, but i always leave space open to try different ales of certain brewers or breweries. Unlike most beers of quality, this beer comes in a can. Donít judge a book by itsí cover they say, well they said right because this book needs no cover, down right one of the best stouts iíve ever had, it has everything one would be looking for in a thick and fulfilling beer. It pours a dark dark midnight black, with little head. When the brew hits your lips it sticks and holds on for the entire duration of drinking. Simply amazing would be somewhat short of an understatement, try this beer at all costs, and speaking of it doesnít cost that much for such a quality beer. bottoms up and enjoy.
highibus (753) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy crap this ish is black!!!! Decent tan head with rediculous lacing and you can tell on the pour how viscous it is. Aroma is Biscuit malt and chocolate, slight alcohol (poured near cellar temp). Flavor is roasted malt, burnt biscuit and some licorice. Nice finish with a light alcohol presence. Nice one!
wollfman (2) - USA - MAY 8, 2008 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz can purchased at the Tap House in Oldsmar ,FL . Just west of Tampa. This beer is loaded with flavors of coffee, chocolate, malt and oats. Itís as thick as motor oil and some have poured over their ice cream. It has that wonderful bitterness after taste. It really is heaven in a can.
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one super exceptional ale. Extremely smooth for how humongous it is. It doesnít burn and the alcohol is just faintly there. Itís thick and chewy in the same way Expedition is, perhaps even more so. Super thick body, heavy, but only when cold, warm and it is silky and medium. Fantastic.
DrnkMcDermott (2881) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2015 Tasted from can at Flossmoor?s pre-DLD day, 5/9/08. "The darkest beer in a can," someone said. Guinness, maybe? Anyway, I?m tasting this right after a swig of Peche Mortel, the only thing that this would taster "lighter" than. A tad sweeter than your imperial type beers. Shows nice character of coffee and milk chocolate to make the alcohol burn a little easier going down. Ends up tasting like a big sip of coffee-flavored syrup.
2012 can, poured 4/11/15. Warm Bourbon nose during the pour. Once settled in the goblet, some slightly roasted black malt smell, but alcohol keeps it from being overly bitter. Viscous texture makes this a prime beer for sipping. A bit of syrupy stickiness on the lips. A bit more roasty on the tongue, even a bit of hop bitterness for a beer that Iíve been able to keep in the fridge for all of the 3 years Iíve had it. Still, a slight tinge Much better from a full can than sampled with many others.
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can and on Tap courtesy of State Line Liquors. Dark pour and I mean really dark. Brown frothy head that left quickly with a sticky lacing. An aroma of rich chocolate
malt, coffee beans. Butter like texture on the pallet with malts and alcohol moving through in slick fashion. The roast like flavor and richness of the beer I really like, especially for >again-a really cheap ass looking beer.
WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. CAN - Acquired from Dark Lord Day Haul. Pours a jet black oil with large tan head. Aroma of Malt, chocolate, hops, and alcohol. Taste is thick chocolate, burnt malts, coffee, cream, etc. Pretty damn good, especially considering it came from a can.
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. can. Thick, viscous pour. Pitch black color with medium sized, dark brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted coffee, licorice. Creamy body, with roasted notes that take over. Flavor is delicious. Goes down smooth with a lingering hop bitterness. Heaven in a can!
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Motor oil like poor with a thick very frothy brown head... good lacing as well. Aromas of tones of chocolate, star anise, lactose, roasted malts, hints of coffee... Thick creamy, velvetty, oily, full bodied. Very nice overall mouthfeel, long lasting bitter and sweetness. Very high IBU for sure. Added flavors of licorice roasted coffee beans. Impressive for a canned Impy...