imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, - MAY 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with big fluffy tan head and lace. Aromas of caramel, cream, chocolate, coffee, toast and floral + citrus hops giving an almost orange chocolate sweet nose with some yeast esters hinting with some definite pitted fruit christmas cake aroma. Complex, medium full body, boozy notes up front with a malty chocolate, banana, light toast and near Belgian-esq. yeast clove and christmas cake/pitted fruit esters. Finishes lightly roasty acrid with a lingering coffee and complex malt sweetness rounding out.
bmeup (525) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent example of a Imperial Stout, malty, chocolate, toffee and roasty with a balanced hop bitterness. From DM’s Beenleigh
Dredd (701) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
oh boy I am a sucker for an Imperial Stout. Licorice, chocolate, cocoa and a hint of cherry on the nose. Palate has all the same flavours and a hint of oiliness and alcohol heat on the end. Good bitterness at the end and a long slightly drying finish.
Iphonephan (3650) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 640 ml bottle shared in Sydney. Pours a clear dark cola with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Notes of tobacco and licorice. Medium heavy bodied, low carbonation, bitter roasted finish.
Choos (644) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: some malt and smoke
App : pitch black, tiny tan head
Flavour: sweet lightly metallic and choc malt.
Palate: long sweet and smokey finish
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Shark_Pants (266) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 640ml bottle from Dan Murphy’s. Pours dark, dark brown with small ruby highlights. Aromas of dark chocolate, black coffee, Vegemite, brown sugar. Taste is bitter dark chocolate, black instant coffee, with a light caramel sweetness. Medium-bodied. Enjoyable and solid RIS but needs a more complex coffee flavour & a bit fuller & creamier body to elevate it to world class status. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Unm4rk3d (74) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A coke looking stout, sweet smelling. Not very creamy, has a sweet taste with a hint of bitterness.
mkel07 (3727) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml bottle from Dan Murphy’s. It might look like tar but it tastes a whole lot better. Thick black colour in the glass with a full thick mouthfeel.
Dervock (505) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - pours black with a tan head. Roast malt, chocolate and burnt sugar. Coffee, burnt sugar and malt taste. Long dry finish.
Rangi (605) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A really nice full imperi stout. Pitch black off white head. Flavour of chocolate mocha and superb roast malts. Smooth
Gramoit (368) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Little surprised with this one, wasn’t expecting much at all. Alcohol hidden well, coffee, chocolate, some liquorice with lingering bitterness. Lacked the smoothness and the robust flavours of a very good RIS but still not a bad brew.