brewskis (121) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark as night with a two and a half finger mocha colored head that dissipates slowly and leaves a wonderful, thick lacing. Just a beautiful looking beer with an impressive head for a strong beer. Smells of bittersweet chocolate, some expresso, vanilla, some hoppy notes like grass or floral when it warms, lots of roasted breadiness as well some brown sugar sweetness. Taste starts with the bittersweet chocolate, expresso, some vanilla. In the middle, tons of roasted and bready malt shine through that smooths out the bitter chocolate and expresso. The finish then turns a little more bitter. This time it’s from the hops, not the bittersweet chocolate. Also get the expresso, chocolate, roasted flavors, some brown sugar, maybe some peat. As it warms more of the hop characters show through and you get more floral notes on the finish as well. Pretty full body with a very creamy and rich mouthfeel. Nothing Christmasy about this, just a great, rich imperial stout.
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 (731) - 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 (29) - 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 (165) - 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.
JFGrind (1777) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong, sweet imperial stout, dark brown, full bodied with lacing. Toffee, light bitterness with smoked flavors all come together in the spiced Winter offering from Port Brewing.
Valgreen (322) - DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ unibaren. Pitch black, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma (smells like twin brewing soft dookie), roasted malts, milk chocolate, bitterness, fruity, dark fruits, toffee, caramel, alcohol. Taste, roasted malts, chocolate, licorice, bitter, dark fruits, toffee, brown sugar, alcohol. Bitter sweet aftertaste.
Haslinger (804) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at the Provisions Market, deep dark motor oil pour with a slight frothy head. Slight aroma of coffee, lighter tasting than I would have expected, some chocolate malt but very thing feeling for a 10% Imperial Stout. Solid beer
tcane7 (1345) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with some friends. Pours black with medium mocha head and ringed lace. Nose of chocolate, caramel, roast, dark fruit. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Tasty stout. Roasty finish that is slightly astringent.