ironprog (52) - - JUL 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Deep caramel aroma. Appearance is black, black, black, with a medium-body, mocha-colored head. Medium-sweet with a slight burnt-coffee flavor. Medium-body with a creamy, soft carbonation sensation.
The combination of creamy and sweet was just a little too much for me, as I prefer my stouts to have a little more bite to them. I would drink this again, just not on a regular basis.
bryanm18 (48) - Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really good. Roasty and a bit creamy.
FirmButtstone (48) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very dark with a bit of coffee / dark roast in the nose. Nice rich flavor dominated my black barley it seems to me. pretty well balanced but still a bit thin for an imperial stout. Overall decent attempt and worth checking out.
dougefreezy (45) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty good for a old sham adams. iím still convinced sam adams does not make a good product, and if they do, its certainly not shipped to south Florida. I bought this from publix from their clearance table for $6.99 a four-pack.....enough said.
Fulmonte21 (42) - USA - JUN 10, 2009
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a true stout with no extras. Has a dry simple flavor. You can still smell the alcohol, but not as much as the Bock. This one has a high alcohol content as well and I wouldnít recommend drinking too many in one sitting.
Severian (42) - Saint Charles, Missouri, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours thick, oily black with a smallm mocha head. Aroma is booze, cocoa, coffee, dark malts and chocolates. Taste is more of the same - booze, cocoa, coffee, dark chocolates. Feels slick and oily on the palate. Finishes sour with a strong coffee flavor. Low carbonation. Except for the finish, not bad.
Delsym (41) - Vinton, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. One of the better (if not best) of SAís multitude of offerings. I always do the light test when I pour a stout: if no light penetrates through the glass, itís a good stout in my book. And this one is about as dark and thick as it gets. The licorice notes are prevalent throughout, as is the alcohol presence. I generally tilt towards the coffee/chocolate-like stouts, but the licoricey(?) mouthfeel of this one is not one youíll find in many imp stouts. Defintley worth the $9-10/four-pack.
emagana (38) - Fillmore, California, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a Dark black with a brown/ tan head. Aromas anise and dark chocolate. Some hints of alcohol. Hits the front of the tongue smooth and the burning of the alcohol follows quite harshly. Ahh. The finish is the best part of the beer. Definite slight hints of anise with chocolate. Some roasted coffee also plays a role after a few swigs.
schmidtguy (37) - Englevale, North Dakota, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark dark brown almost black with a thin cream head....Smells of dark and milk chocolate, small smells of roasted malts and coffee, hint of a fruit also.....Taste is chocolate and hint of malts, sometimes you get a taste of the booze but not all the time....I enjoy this beer but there is better out there
jgauquie (33) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not bad. Dark color low carbonation. Cocoa aroma with slight ground coffee notes. Tastes of chocolate and French roast coffee. Not too much heat, but itís there. For the price not too bad but not up there with old raspy.