Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 backlog. 7oz nip bottle. Pours midnight black with a thin tan head. The nose is dark fruits, roast, hops and coffee. The taste is burnt malt, ashy cocoa, citrus hops and coffee. Medium semi-creamy mouthfeel. Damn good stout. 4.1
Mark_Eck (1131) - - JUN 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours black. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted malts, and has a bitter finish.
Darkmagus82 (2000) - - JUN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 5-22-12 -
Poured from 7 oz bottle into snifter
Appearance – Pours a deep black color with a large brown head. Tiny carbonating bubbles created a thick head overall that had wonderful retention with very slowly faded to leave a wonderful level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is actually kind of light. There is a dark bread and chocolate flavor that are the base. These are mixed with some vanilla sweetness as well as aromas of espresso, caramel and some bourbon aromas.
Taste – The taste is big and malty up front. A dark bread flavor meets the tongue. It is mixed with some roasty cocoa flavors and an ever so light caramel sweetness. The caramel sweetness fades and gives way to a light vanilla flavor. Soon after this a nice big roasted espresso flavor rolls into the taste. These tastes all last to the end where they mix with a lighter alcohol flavor that leaves a roasty warming flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the creamier side with a slightly lower level of carbonation. These are good for the more bitter-dry flavors of the brew and really complement the nice roasty and boozy flavors that linger on the tongue.
Overall – A nice drier imperial, although not the best out there. While it could use a touch more sweetness and the aroma is a little lacking is does have some nice flavors and is well worth a try.
ABT_S54 (267) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle served in a Struise glass. Pours pitch black with a dark tan head. Hardly any carbonation with a short lived head. Aroma is strong and powerful burnt malt, licorice and sweetness. Taste is upfront dark chocolate, sweet malts and a huge bitterness. Very much a sipper and one to savour.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 bottle shared with the dorks. Aroma is heavy licorice, dark chocolate, and burnt malts. Pours thick and black with a chunky brown head. Taste is licorice, molasses, and dark chocolate with a slight roast coffee finish. A perfectly executed imperial stout. Great full mouthfeel without any stickiness. Yum.
angel77 (1392) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 20.7 cl en el lúpulo en mayo de 2013. Lote csnw13 hasta 20-08-2017. Color negro intenso con espuma oscura. Sabores y aromas a maltas tostadas ligero dulzor y bastante café, chocolate y cacao. Cuerpo medio a fuerte con 11 vol que le dan una gran sensación alcohólica. De la serie xs probadas,,, junto con la imp red y la old crustacean,,, esta la mejor sin duda, ya pensaba que la marca no tenia nada potente. Bastante buena, para pasar un pequeño gran rato.
spasticbeast (21) - Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with some tan head around the edges of glass. Smells like espresso and dark wine notes, not unlike pinot noir. Tastes like coffee, dark chocolate and alcohol with a stong bitter hops finish. Mouth feel was thick and oily with little to no carbonation. Maybe I got a bad bottle. 7oz bottle in 09’, so it has been around a while. Eh
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent imperial stout. Hits all the nice chocolate, coffee with a nice sweet, bitter profile. A bit strong on the hops, but that will mellow with age. Nice beer. The alcohol is hidden well in this one. Overall, just a mediocre Imperial Stout.
veronneaupy (241) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Une stout comme je les aime. Foncée, torréfiée, caramélisée. L'alcool est présente, mais tellement agréable!
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stoutnick (729) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black no foam. Smell is mild roast. Taste is some roast bitterness - nice level; nor is it too sweet. Though not overly complex this is a great drinker. Just a mild sweetness on finish.