bnoel09 (399) - Elk Grove, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bomber into an English pint. Dark brown, almost black pour with a thick, creamy mocha colored head. Aroma has some caramel and chocolate sweetness, and a lot of ashy roasted notes. There also seems to be some fruit, almost cherry in the background, but I think the head is filtering a lot of it out. Flavor is really dominated by those roasted malts, with a little sweetness coming through as well, and some heat from the alcohol on the finish combined with some nice bittering from the hops. There also seems to be an almost oaky/vanilla element that blends into the roast. Mouthfeel is suprisingly thin, but the boldness of the flavors and heat from the alcohol let you know there is much more to it, and the finish is about as long and dry as they come. Overall this is a really nice imperial stout, but the roastiness just seems too dominant and masks a lot of the complexity. I’d be really interested to try this aged.
jaymobrown (1588) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Absolutely loved this. Poured super dark with a good tan head. Malt maple caramel oat with a hint of bitter. Going to pick up another one.
Funkatrocious (36) - - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from bottle. Rich dark chocolate taste. Pours black with rich brown head that didn't hold up too well. It's decent, but you can really taste the 10%
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CaveSpider (23) - - DEC 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is roasty, chocolatey, and nutty. Pours black with nice thin tan head. Taste is very full flavored and well balanced. High carbonation. A really well done imperial stout.
Danyel (319) - Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with nice full tan head. Smells very chocolately. Has a good flavor, sweet with a nice bitter backbone. Lots of carbonation, very roasty, yet balanced for a stout...bitter yet sweet. Good.
Tongan77 (77) - Ventura, California, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap! Pours a black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate with a nice malt aroma. Taste is similar. Great beer.
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mackRIS (6) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap pours dark with a slight red hue. Aroma is rich chocolate and caramel. Taste is sweet, chocolate, roast, and caramel. Great imperial stout.
Davhgbrew (734) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark black. Sips velvet smooth with chocolate. High abv is very well hidden. Roasted burnt malt flavor in the middle. Awesome chewy mix of sweet, burnt, and bitter.
Bule (428) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Whole Foods. Pours a thick black color with a bit of head. Flavors of roasted malt and mildly hoppy. Overall very mild tasting for such intense flavors.
dansac (31) - Loa Angeles, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good imperial stout, and another bargain. Quite big all around: huge malts, full body, strong carbonation, and lots of roasted malts, and some coffee. Totally worth it for the price; hard to imagine a better stout for the price (I like it better than Stone’s IRS)
klas (166) - SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget (99 SEK). Very powerful and good, but a bit too pricey.