beertholomeus (702) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a khaki head. Yeast, chocolate, roasted malt and dark fruit aroma. Plum, raisin, cherry, yeast, chocolate and roasted malt flavors. Full body and average carbonation. Very sweet taste with a dark fruit and slight oak finish. More oak and chocolate flavors with age. Fresh bottle reminded me of a quad more than an imperial stout.
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber with small foamy head. Nose slightly acidic with some spices light cloves and a tiny bit of hot peppers. Light chocolate and some red fruits. Light green apples slightly cidery. Taste slightly acidic with red fruits and light chocolate. Finish red fruits acidic fruits light chocolate and light coffee. Interesting but a bit too acidic and mineral. Very light vegetal notes.
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown body under a small fizzy light brown head that faded to a thin film. The nose is lightly spicy with a light hint of oak over some roast and chocolate malt. The flavor comes across as a bit thin, which is surprising given the 9% ABV. Lightly spicy, but with no real distinct single quality, light notes of coffee, roast, and oak. The best quality to me is the oakiness. Light bodied for the style, with fizzy spritzy carbonation. Decent beer, but not the most distinctive.
Gription79 (2236) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle. Pours black with a dense tan head. The aroma is filled with dark stone fruits. Notes of black cherries, dried cherries, prune. The flavors are sweet malts, cherries, toffee, some nutty notes that add to the complexity. Very tasty, rich with stone fruits. The alcohol is noticeable, warming.
Beerandhockey8 (225) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 22oz bottle to snifter. Pour is a dark brown, almost black with a thick tan head. Nose is odd; fruity, roasted malt, slight malt character, almost candy like. Taste is medium bodied, dominated by sour with but hints of sweetness. Finishes surprisingly crisp, thicker texture. Interesting beer. Deceptive in the appearance, but the Belgian ales are great at tricking the senses. Definitely recommended, love beers that are complex and push boundaries.
Gonzoforbeer (22) - Coram, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great beer one of the best from me Adams that's I've drank recently please shell out the 10 bucks and give it a try.
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solidfunk (3673) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Weak imperial stout. More boozy, sweet and sugary than anything else. Some fruit in the end, raspberry but nothing special. Pours black without any head or lacing - pours like coca cola. Finishes sweet with a touch of bitterness. Some roast malt but even that’s a stretch here. LCBO in three pack.
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head starts nicely but it settles very quickly and leaves no head. The broth is dark brown where light shines through along the edge.
Strong sour cherry and moist raisin aroma. The sourness is quite similar to a Geueze or Lambic. Not much of the darker malts present in the nose.
The darker malts appear in the taste but not nearly as strong as an English Porter or an Irish Stout. Really closer to a dark ale on the malt side. The sour flavor shows up in the swallow, but it doesn’t last long. I note some vanilla (from the oak?) and stone fruit as well. The body is pretty typical for the style.
jimhilt (2391) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a three fingered light brown head that fades slowly to a ring, leaving some lace. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Color is black, no highlights. Spicy chocolate nose and flavor is sweet, spicy chocolate and coffee. Good stout - second only to their Imperial White. $9.99 for a caged and corked, black, 750ml bottle from Market Basket Concord, NH.
Serving type: bottle
jgb9348 (4659) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a large, four centimetre tall nice deep brown coloured head. Aroma of alcohol, bread, yeast, roasted malt, light coffee and quite a bit of earthiness. Full-bodied; Earthy and robust roasted malt flavours dominate the taste with a subdued roasty and sweet character throughout. Aftertaste shows some more bread and yeast, but the rest of the flavours are nice. Overall, a complex and deep beer that is great to try, but perhaps a bit underdone or non showing enough complexity. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Costco in Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia on 02-January-2014 by my dad for US$22/3pack sampled at home in Washington on 30-January-2014.