ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big and roasty chocolate nose with light coffee, some molasses and a bit of dark fruit. The taste is moderately sweet, moderately bitter, lots of milk chocolate, slightly chalky, some molasses and brown sugar.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via Jtclockwork. Dark brown pour, brown whispy head. Nose has elements of brownies with a little oaky vapors around the edges..but nicely displayed chocolate character from the malt. The flavors are smooth enough...there’s a small element of the oak there...it probably could use a little more sweetness to bring out the malt flavors a touch more as nothing really seems to stick to the palate..not overly bitter either...kind of uneventful...get a little alcohol in the palate, other than that it’s fairly medium bodied. No major faults, I suppose...but doesn’t really do much for me either.
Dorwart (2432) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong brown head of quite small and dense bubbles. Bit sloppy on top but recedes slowly. Milk chocolate aroma along with some sweet malts and some smoked woody aromas. Color is black with a hint of crimson around the edges. Creamy and smooth in the mouth. Lots of smokey flavors, smoked grains, a bit of bitter coffee and some dark roasted malts. Soft malts a plenty with hardly any alcohol presence. Finishes smooth and malty with some lingering smoke and carbon. A pretty good impy.
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark black, with tan head. Aroma has notes of chocolate, roast, coffee, some dark fruit. Taste is chocolate, creamy dark fruit, some roast. Nice brew, full bodied heavy carb.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black body with a tan head half inch deep with medium retention. Malty sweet molasses body, big sweet chewy chocolate malt body . Medium underlying roastiness with a bitter coffee and licorice tones. Bittersweet roastiness light chocolate tones, licorice, and bitter coffee rinds.
zathrus13 (1735) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black, with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and dark fruit. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, and alcohol. Medium body, and rather dirnkable for being 10%.
abcfan (819) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very solid brew. Pours black with a tan head. Notes of burnt coffee and chocolate on the nose. Taste is dark fruit, covered with coffee. Slightly bitter finish. Would drink again.
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours midnight black with a cocoa colored head. The aroma is hugely malty with notes of sweet coffee, chocolate and molasses cookies. The flavor notes of the same with a bit of dried fruit in the finish. It has a full, buy not heavy mouthfeel, and a thick satisfying finish. This is about as good of a Imperial Stout as I have ever had.
jtclockwork (10658) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose of licorice, anise, roast chocolate malts and vanilla. Taste of burnt, almost chalky, roasted chocolate malts with vanilla, licorice, anise and some sarsaparilla in the finish. Light barrel presence. Well worth the price.
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Standard Tap with Vinny on the night before my birthday. Pours a dark, obsidian black with with a thin, lacy tan head. Aroma of sweet malted barley, caramel, dark chocolate, slight chalk, and notes of roasted malts and dark, ripe fruits. Medium to fuller bodied with a silky smooth, chocolatey palate. Very rich and smokey flavor. Good imperial stout.