lowgun1212 (109) - Carlstadt, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer looks awesome. tar with a thin blood orange head. smells like malt, alcohol, hint of cinnamon and licorice. a little like a balloon. Taste is like a chocolate sambuca. sorta sludgey feel. I suppose you drink this with a slice of cheesecake or something.
carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured thick, black and dense. Large head of amber-brown foam formed, then settled into about a 1-inch collar. Leaves much lace in the glass. Not as full on the palate as the pour suggested. Lingers nicely. Noticeable forward bitterness. Notes of chocolate and cardamom and dark roast flavors. Reminds me a little of Westphalian dark rye bread. No spicy notes, though. It appears a little short on the palate. Definitely not moreish. Not for sessions! One will be enough.
TKA300 (105) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz. bottle. Pours a completely opaque dark brown/black with a creamy light brown head. The aroma is very full of toffy, caramel, and hint of terraferma. Served at just cooler than room temperature and the taste was FULL of chocolate and alcohol at first and finished strongly of coffee and oak. An extremely complex beer that will satisfy any stout lover’s hopes.
UriahHeep (105) - Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Onyx pour with a dark foam head. Texture is thick and syrupy. Aromas of cocoa, toffee and chocolate. Medium roasted malt character. Flavor of coffee beans, boosted by subtleties of anise (taste similar to licorice), dark cocoa and sugar from the sweet malts. Moderately powerful alcohol presence. On the sweet side, only mildly balanced with hoppy bitterness. Overall, very average for a beer of this style, but being such an exciting and flavorful style, it’s good for what it is.
bierslaaf (105) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours 1/2 fizzy tan that separates out into pitch black stout and medium creamy tan head. Burnt caramel chocolate and roasted malt aroma. Medium sweet taste with a full body and just the faintest hint of carbonation. Lasting malt finish. Almost no detectable alcohol.
thefrutigers (104) - , Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured opaque black with medium diminishing head. Smelled of brown sugar and toffee with hints of cocoa and some coffee. Flavor is sweet burnt malt with coffee and molasses. Alcohol was present and welcome. I thought it was a pretty good imperial stout.
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep black color with brown head. Chocolaty aroma with malt, brown sugar and some alcohol. Full bodied and moderately sweet with bitter chocolate finish. Not a lot of complexity but OK
sjolles85 (104) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overall Decent Stout... Oak cherry and Chocolate. Not as bad as I thought it was going to be.
beergod (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This stout pours black with a nice tan head. The nose is very nice. Dark chocolate, elegant coffee roast, and well balanced nose.Taste is the same, very rich and with a little age this stout will only get better. Great Imp Stout.
iNBe (100) - USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very, very rich stout. Lots of body. Definitely a sipping beer. I’ve only had this in bottles.