QuezXLV (413) - Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had really liked this beer, and still do, but after becoming a ratebeerian, my thoughts changed a little. Small, dark tan frothy head, grainy particulates, poors like used motor oil, fair lacing. Iím a big fan of a very dark beer, but the head was not very impressive (should be thicker for a stout IMO). Chocolate with soy aroma. Creamy, slight alcoholic, average carbonation that fills your mouth before swallowing, slightly alcoholic taste. Roasted flavor aftertaste, and although good, nothing in the flavor that jumped out at me.
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour, good head that lingers a bit but fades. Light aroma, but a strong, almost singular dark chocolate flavor. Flavor lingers a bit. Enjoyable, but there is a bit of harshness to the chocolate; its not as smooth as some that Iíve had.
Chalsk (1097) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very malt forward. Pours a dark black color with chocolate colored head. Aroma of dark fruitvand licorice with hints of caramel. Sweet dry malty taste. Too dry on the back end from the malts and too much dark fruit for me. Not complex and not well balanced. Disappointed.
drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark, dark brown with a half-inch head into a snifter. Typical chocolate and roasted coffee notes. Taste is more bitter than sweet. I prefer my IS more balanced than this. So so beer
tnkw01 (1532) - 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 (846) - ÷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 (5208) - 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 (11748) - 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.