phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a good foamy tan head. Aroma was smoke,grass and chocolate. Flavor was dark chocolate and roasted malt.
tony_gorilla (159) - Drammen, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not much smell. And not much taste. It looka good tho. Thick and pitch black. Diasapointing.
NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tingle of alcohol right at the end, really nice roasted chocolate malt flavor, a bit thin for an Imperial Stout these days--kind of a throwback Imperial. Some bitterness, mouthfeel is just a bit thin, aroma is nice--of raisins, dates, malt.
Hoppsan (151) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle. Pours pitch black with a nice thick creamy head. Aroma and taste is full of vanilla, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, lactose and hops. Mouth feel is thinner than most RISs, increasing drinkability. Lovely, well-balanced brew!
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phiconners (149) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark black. Malt comes through, smooth mouthfeel. Overall it was good, but maybe not as complex as some other top stouts. Maybe storing it for a while will bring out more complexity.
sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a brown head, aromas of chocolate and faint roasted malt. Carbonation is good, as well as the thick mouth full. Dark chocolate, roasted malts, and maybe a hint of dark fruits? Not too shabby for a Sam Adams.
DiabolikDUB (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours jet black into the glass with a nice one inch mocha colored head. Much darker than I was expecting this to turn out. The smell is a bit faint with a little bit of roastiness. This taste is surprisingly nice, roasted malts and caramel with a touch of coffee. The beer is a little watery upfront but comes through in the end with a nice bitter finish
Iím very happy I got to try this beer. For the money its a pretty good deal. I didnít expect too much going into the tasting and left extremely satisfied.
Holtguy (144) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is an Imperial Stout, but it lacks that potency or toughness thatís usually associated with Impyís. Thatís not a bad thing, IMO, since Impy Stouts sometimes are too much of a bother especially on nights when itís not 10 below 0. This is a beer that has all the characteristics of an Imperial Stout but itís a tad mellower, and I have to admit I like that.
Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours Black with a thin brown head. Roasted Malt background. A bit tangy and dry for my taste. Alcohol is sufficiently masked.
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle Pours dark brown almost black with medium brown creamy head. aroma is chocolate roasted malt , coffee.
taste is espresso some chocolate . finishes smooth with slight hop bitterness. decent .lacks a little in the flavor department..