radio_nowhere (981) - Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one has been in the cellar for awhile. I remember it came in a SA variety pack 1-2 years ago. Can’t find a definitive date on the bottle. Poured into over-sized snifter glass, dark black with dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, heavy chocolate, light coffee, caramel, licorice, soy sauce, dark fruit and vanilla. Taste starts with light coffee, then some interesting spice notes but mainly this RIS is surprisingly sweet with chocolate dominating. Heavy body, creamy, thick with lingering roasty finish. The aging must have taken any alcohol notes away, crazy drinkable. I enjoyed.
sic1314 (4249) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a very deep dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of roast malt, liquorice, slightly vinous and some coffee. Medium to full body, flavour id light liquorice, sweet berries and some roast malt.
konungen (122) - - FEB 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mörk nästan svart öl med beige/brun krona. Doftar och smakar gott av rostad malt, kaffe, choklad och en bra dos sötma. Bra balanserad öl där alkoholen är lagom dold. Gillas!
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gsmitty80 (1902) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty standard IS and nothing jumped out at me but it was still well done and enjoyable.
chinchill (2557) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured into a Belgian snifter.
Appearance: This beer, rather gently poured, raised only a thin layer of head that soon reduced to a thin ring and small island. It is a pitch black in the glass, and opaque, but with dark brown edges visible in the pour.
Smell: Dark roasted grains, chocolate, molasses, roasted coffee, a hint of sherry and a trace of smoke.
Taste: Black light-roasted coffee, molasses, dark toast, burnt caramel, chocolate, raisins, dried plums, vanilla, and faint smoke. Lingering aftertaste features dark roasted grains and black coffee but is only mildy bitter. Excellent flavor integration.
Mouthfeel: Very smooth and full bodied; good, light carbonation.
Overall: Excellent RIS with moderate complexity.
Obfuscate (202) - Minneapolis, - JAN 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent Imperial Stout. Doesn’t quite stand out like some of the best stouts but $10 a four pack compared to many that are $10+ a bomber you can’t go wrong. Dark black with dark khaki head. Smells of dark chocolate a little licorice/candy/anise and cappuccino. Taste is the same and goes down pretty easy for an imperial. Very slight warming but not boozy at all.
TEJA (1428) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from systembolaget sweden. Solid brown head. Caramell aroma with some dark malts. Nice taste with both caramell, bitterness and roasted malt. Medium body.
Hopmaestro (324) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. The taste mirror the aroma and also adds some faint liquorice and lead you to a semi-dry and bitter finish. There’s nothing wrong with this one, even if it’s not really "up there". A decent Imperial Stout.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"i agree with Brett’s review almost word for word, but i guess i liked the beer just a bit more. a solid contribution, if not one of the bestter Imperial Stouts out there. The aroma, while on the sweet side, was quite appealing. Needs a little more IBUs to be balanced, but it’s choclatey, malty, raisiny good. The abv is masked well at first, but not as it warms. Starts quite good at 53 degrees...becomes a little overly sweet as it warms, but still ok and smooth. One of Boston Beer Co’s better offerings. I may revisit once my 4-pk is gone, but Storm King and Rasputin are better for the same price. Definitely worth a shot, though...glad I tried it. 4/09-when tasted against other (better) impy’s, the shortcomings are more obvious, but still an enjoyable brew. 11/09-not aging well...not bad, but getting less complex...just kinda sweet and overpowering. Hmmmm."
Funknmilla (727) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle...pours black w/ a cocoa colored head....*smell* roasted malts-molasses-dark chocolate(bakers).....*flavor* coffee-molasses-toasty roasted malt-touch of brown sugar-dark chocolate-sweet yet hearty-a pretty solid imperial stout-as it sits, I get a little raisin/prune tasty....sticky on the lips...I would drink this again...rating from 3-2-2010
RickFifty (576) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black color, light brown head. Roasted coffee nose, nuts, licorice, dried fruit. Dark chocolate taste, coffee, sweet licorice, roasted malt, nicely balanced. Full body, soft carbonation, thick texture.