mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a foamy brown head. There is a strong roasted aroma with a hint of chocolate. The body is smooth and dry with a little hoppy bitterness in the middle and a slightly sweet finish.
Arayaga2 (1621) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oil black with 2" of beautiful cocoa brown head. Aroma and taste are both "roasty with chocolate notes", and there’s a mildly cloying treacle sourness with faint sprucey hops into the finish, along with some alcohol. Relatively thick mouthfeel is about right for drinkability in the style.
rman18 (307) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s a good imperial stout. Has a burnt chocolate taste with a bit of coffee. Silky like milk.
Petrucci914 (834) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours inky black with a large pillowy mocha head that leaves webs of lacing - really looks beautiful. Aroma is peaty, iodine, light chocolate, and coffee roasts. Taste is much the same - weird smokey peat and iodine taste. Not agreeing with me that well.
mjg74 (2363) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Casa De Oro. Dark in color. Nose is roasted matiness with a hint of sweetness. Roasted maltiness seems to dominate. Some milky sweetness. A little hop kick in the finish. Alcohol is also a little noticeable. Decent impy.
RSRIZZO (1810) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle poured into a Snifter at 41°. Color is black with mellow carbonation and a very small tan head. Aroma of molasses and coffee. It has a bolder medium body with a smooth mouth feel. Flavor is deeply roasted with coffee and some caramel ending with a light bitterness. In the after taste the flavors turn to a paint like taste. Overall its not a very good Imperial Stout, flavors come out a bit odd.
wxman (1172) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a totally opaque dark brown (almost black) with a thick, rich chocolate head. Nose is roasted grain and molasses. Taste is not totally stout-like, but is well balanced and delicious nevertheless. I get the normal stout chocolate and dark, rich coffee characteristics, but there’s also the tart, sweet malt, vinous and high ABV emblems you’d expect from a barleywine ale. This is great stuff!
dmschefke (560) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pitch black with medium dark tan head, decent lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, coffee, and herbal hops. Flavor matches well and is actually a pretty decent surprise. Solid impy stout, but nothing special. Can’t think of a better deal on an impy stout.
Trev (1661) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick black pour with a nice tan head.
Aroma is cocoa, nice dark roast maltiness. Some dark fruits coming on in flavour. Dryish, bakers chocolate through middle. Brandies cherries in the finish?
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Nephilium (1149) - Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just a hint of roasted notes for an aroma. This beer pours a beautiful opaque, thick black, with a full tan head. This beer is full of roasted notes, with a slick mouthfeel, and a touch of bitterness in the finish. The finish is long, with hints of coffee and chocolate. This is a solid Imperial Stout, and I’d like to see this come around full time.