mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Donít know how I never rated this beer as Iíve had it many times and always love it. Can into glass. Dark black in color with a small head. The color and consistency of the head reminds me of a dark chocolate hot chocolate. Almost creamy looking. Bad ass looking to say the least. Loads of chocolate in the aroma. Some plum and roasted barley are also present. Very nice stuff thus far. Itís the taste and texture that really nail it for me with this beer. Tons of dark chocolate through out this beerís flavor. Some oats and barley are also present before this ends finishes slightly dry with a nice bit of bitterness. Could be the hops as it seems to have a little fruity character in the finish as well. Fucking awesome! This has a creamy body that really makes this beer shine. Not many imperial stouts are on this level with the texture (Iím looking at speedway, darkness, and expo). I may need to run to Wisconsin to grab another can of this to toss into a beef and barley soup I want to make this weekend.
jstonerock24 (133) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
8/2013 Vintage. Pours jet black with a dark brown head. Aroma is of chocolate and coffee. Very thick on the palate but very creamy chocolate going down. The alcohol at this point has subsided and is just really smooth. However when its fresh this beer is still amazing.
Beese (1783) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at BrewDog Clapham Junctionís opening night; 13 August. Poured a thick black, with a dense tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, rich malt and liquorice. Mouthfeel was syrupy. Complex flavours of molasses, port and dates. Finish was earthy, with some grain, red wine and straw.
RyanK (199) - Rhode Island, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Experiment here, this is canned 09-21-11 (also says CHARLIE MURPHY!) and drank 8-26-14 so almost 3yrs old. A 10/5% imperial stout should normally age quite well and mellow out depending on the hop characteristics in the beer lets see. 12oz can pours a dark black in glass with foamy brown head quick to dissipate. Still smells pretty alcoholy, roasted malts, somehow reminds me of french fries, from McDonaldís. Heavy bodied with light carbonation that is noticeably still there. This drinks amazingly well at 10.5% after 3 yrs. Malty chocolate taste is about all there is, no alcohol burn whatsoever. At the finish I could see how this might pack an alcoholy punch. But this one taste great well recommended.
berntholer (918) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
side by side comparison of 2010 and 2014 can
2010: beige dense head that disappears quite fast. coffee coloured. aroma is umami, soy, sweet, coffee boozy. taste like aroma. quite dense and creamy body, medium carbonation.
2014: beige dense head disappears fast too. coffee coloured. aroma is coffee. taste is coffee, grassy, earthy. quite dense body.
rating is for 2010, i like it a bit more with some oxidised notes.
vipinvelp (2184) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Absolutely black light brown lacing foam. Bitter chocolate aroma, bitter cold coffee taste, some chocolate notes, little cheese. Lasting coffee aftertaste. (Houston 201408)
BrewMetal (2) - Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an opaque black with a dense light grown head that hung around nicely. Strong coffee aroma with some chocolate in the background, also getting some raisiny notes. Very little hop aroma. Coffee and chocolate dominate the taste, with a firm bitterness from both hops and roasted malts coming through in the finish. Dark fruits coming through as it warms. Finishes a little sweet.
gendv138 (1328) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz draft pour shared by solidfunk at ChurchKey during their Sierra Nevada Beer Camp event. 2013 keg. Aromas of light booze, dark fruit, chocolate, roast, light caramel. Tastes of chocolate, roast, caramel, light dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish. Prefer this one fresh I think.
Jrwhitney6 (308) - - AUG 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from can. Dark, dark brown with cinnamon colored head that quickly recedes. Nose of dark chocolate, roasted malt. Taste of bitter coffee, a little chocolate, some hops and a little too much alcohol on the finish. It's good, but not an elite imperial stout.
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matty (196) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. can. Pours a black color with a thin, deep tan head that doesnít stick around for long. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, alcohol and a touch of oak. Full bodied, it tastes of all of the above. Slightly warming, it leaves with a dry finish. Great beer!
George2Tall (22) - - AUG 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black from the can. Very interesting, full bodied flavor. Not quite as good as Old Rasputin Russian a Imperial Stout.
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