tnkw01 (1337) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark brown color. Coffee and chocolate but over powering alcohol. Aroma is coffee.
Hopmaestro (474) - ÷rebro, 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. Thereís nothing wrong with this one, even if itís not really "up there". A decent Imperial Stout.
heemer77 (5174) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Perfectly black body with a light orangeish brown head. Massive cola is up front with a little bit of milk chocolate. Itís like a chocolate ice cream float with cola. There is also some anise and alcohol to complement the sweetness. The taste was rich with cola and anise. The nice creamy mouthfeel lets some carbonation shine through the body. Any roast notes are a shadow in the background with some woodiness drying it out. There is an ashy finish. As I drank more, I got some salty notes. Overall, this is ok and an interesting shot.
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
i did not care for this one. Pours a black color with thick and frothy light brown head. Aroma is not what I expected. It seems that it lacks the punch that I expect with any impy stout. The malt, chocolate or dark fruit aspects were not there. Instead it had this dusty grain and cocoa feel with a bit of a chalking taste. Nothing wooed me with this one.
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.
Ratman197 (11234) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear dark brown nearly black with a lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of alcohol, pepper, dark chocolate, roasted malt, fruittiness and licorice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of pepper, bitter chocolate, roasted malt, licorice and dark fruit with a smooth warming lingering licorice finish.
zeke626 (447) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2009 Bottle. Pours an opaque black body with a quickly disappearing, thin brown head. Nice aroma of sweet, dark malts along with hints of chocolate and coffee. Flavor is not as impressive as the aroma, and is more of the same with an odd metallic or mineral taste. Medium bodied with a light carbonation. Charred malt finish with a slight metallic tone.
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark black with short lived tan head. Smell is dark fruit, sweet chocolatey malt. Taste is of licorice, charred chocolate and some hoppy bitterness and light alcohol. Medium to full body and slightly oily with soft to medium carbonation. Kind of a chalky burnt bitterness that lasts. Wasnít too crazy about this one.
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Made in the Shade 2009. Pours a viscous black with very minimal chocolate lacing - no real head. Roasty aroma, some alcohol, and definite malt sweetness. Taste is mildly roasty, and extremely sweet. Luckily, Sam Adams threw in enough hop bitterness to counteract the cloying sweetness for the most part. Ends up being a rather middle-of-the-road stout.
Edmoe (241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured black with a thick brown head. Aroma is malt and molasses, but not nearly as strong as I was expecting. Flavor is strongly of coffee with pronounced bitterness. Could use more sweetness. The bitterness lingers unpleasantly. Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Overall, not bad if itís your only choice of Imperial Stout.