budznsudz (321) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 Finally rating this after drinking several times. Pours like 10w-30. Head is brown with thick lacing. Aroma is chocolate and roast with a touch of hops. Taste is roasty with chocolate and toasted malt with a touch of vanilla and oak. Top notch impy stout.
pilsnerrogge (2272) - FinspŚng, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black with a creamy head. Roasted aroma with notes of chocolate, licorice and toffee. Smooth and sweet mouthfeel. Roasted flavour with notes of toffee, charcoal and licorice. Warming, alcohol bitter finish.
Bestbrew1 (46) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Definitely one of my favorite RIS. The 10.5 is hidden well although this beer really is as thick as oil. Probably the thickest beer Iíve had. It is like drinking an oil slick. This one ages well so set a few on their side. Nice smooth and complex brew.
Bamaboy1975 (85) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an oily and inky black, cream-like. Minimal but dense brown head has very good retention. Mouthfeel is rich and satisfying, despite the low carbonation. Broad aroma of barrel tannins with dark roasted and chocolate malts. The 10.5% ABV is evident in both aroma and taste, but it‚Äôs still a pleasure to enjoy. Flavour starts surprisingly mild but quickly builds to quite a crescendo of malt and barrel tones, with an alcohol burn and bitter finish that lingers. Coffee, chocolate and whiskey tones are all beautifully balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RumRunner101 (386) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour. Big roasted malt aroma with dark chocolate. Full bodied, silky smooth. Dark chocolate and espresso flavours. Tons of flavour. So good.
pinkie (118) - New York, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thank you Bert for sending me this. Wow! This poured out like motor oil. Viscuous, black, no light passing through and sported a thick sugary looking head of coffee colored foam. Dwindled slow and left lots of lace. Nose is heavenly. Rich chocolate, cocoa powder, roasted malt, coffee, molasses, dark fruit in back and some vanilla. Brief whiff of alcohol that is so tempting and not unwelcome. It smells like a candy.
Holy how do you do! It tastes great! Mouthfeel is velvety and thick, creamy and smooth. Bit of alcohol on the palate, dark chocolate, nice and sweet. Toffee malt, a little grainy, a little sugary, coffee, a bit of dark fruit . There is a tiny bit of hop bitterness and roast and just enough booze to make you want more. I really love this and would say that of all the stouts I have tried some of them drink a little hard. Not this. This is elegant, aromatic and full. Superb.
jdb288 (19) - JACKSON, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lots of roasty malt flavor here. Some hint of chocolate. Not too heavy and definitely hides the alcohol.
A little aluminum taste at the end that dissipates with time. A solid beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
nocsimian (7) - Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a growler - big thick creamy brown head that slowly dissipates to nothing. Lacing coats the glass. Carbonation seems high both in taste and visual appearance. Lacing will actively bubble away. Big chunks of roasted barley in the nose leading to chocolate and coffee. Malt and bitterness well balanced. Slight caramel sweetness immediately countered by bitterness in the end. No alcohol in the taste but a few sips will warm you up. Overall, a good Imperial stout.
OKplus (379) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh from a growler.
A - Motor oil black with a 1/4 inch dark chocolate brown head that forms a partial cap.
S - Roasted molasses, rich toasted caramel, caramelized brown sugar, sticky raisins, smokey bread aroma.
T - Roasted dark malts, creamy rich chocolate, brownie batter, toasted brown sugar, tart dried fruit, charred espresso, faint anise in the background, toasted/charred brown bread, finishes dry with a smokey bitterness on the end.
M - Silky rich viscous liquid coats the entire mouth with flavor.
This is the second time Iíve had this beer, both times from a growler. This is truly an amazing beer! Thanks to my buddy Matt S. for hauling this back for me.
Serving type: growler
tdmuel (84) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is pitch black with a bubbly brown head. Lots of coffee and dark fruit on the nose, toasted malt, caramel and anise. The dark fruit (cherries, plums) dominate the taste, thereís a good bit of toasted malt, dark coffee and bitter chocolate and caramel. Full bodied, super viscous. Delicious.
Bacterial (419) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick black pour from an Oakland Raiders-inspired can. Slight brown head. Chocolate roasted malty nose and taste on this one. Slightly sweet, lots of bitter chocolate and some heat in the finish.