Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
They say itís complexity is due to malt, hops, alcohol, and yeast, but in reality, the only standout flavors Iím getting are of yeast. The aroma is incredibly estery -- dried fruits, burned fruits, clove, banana, etc. Thereís some alcohol to it, too, but the roasted malt, which ought to be the backbone of this style, completely takes a backseat to the yeast. Flavor is the same thing. Fruit fruit fruit. Overall unimpressive, especially for the name the brewery has built for itself. Maybe Iím just continually failing to luck out and getting batches that have gone bad in transit, but Iíve consistently had trouble with SS beers. Not noteworthy.
rhyshewer (47) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Blackcurrant, plum, tobacco, slightly roasty and sweet. Develops coffee and chocolate.
Appearance: Black with small tan head
Taste: Sour with a mild rounded coffee taste. Hoppy edge.
Palate: Medium bodied, slightly creamy with medium carbonation.
Overall: Lovely fruity smelling, looks delicious. Could do with a slightly bigger taste, but a great beer.
AbbeyRoade (188) - Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma and matching flavors of dark chocolate, tobacco, dark fruit, and some slight coffee-esque notes. Tobacco notes turn me off here. Good body. Alcohol is noticeable which is a downer.
StevieT (198) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong coffee aroma with a hint of yeast, smooth with malt and chocolate flavours. Not the strongest or thickest imperial stout but still a great beer!
kevnic2008 (6588) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown color, nice fluffy brown head. Aroma of subtle Starbucks. Taste is chocolate covered coffee grounds.
Rugamu (83) - SPAIN - NOV 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Exquisita imperial stout, con poquita espuma. El aroma es embriagador, enloquece y te hace desear la cerveza. El sabor es impresionante, con toques de caramelo, cafe y afrutado, con un minimo toque chispeante en la parte de arriba del paladar. Siempre que el dinero me lo permita (es bastante cara) me tomare todas las que pueda.
BrownALEx (194) - Portland, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of sweet holiday bread comes through a thick tan head that sits on top of a pour that is as black as Walter Cronkiteís glasses. Taste is also very sweet. Chocolate, plum and alcohol tickle the taste-buds too. The palate is a little disappointing for an Imperial stout. Not as full bodied as I was expecting. Overall not a bad beer but it has too many imperfection to be world class.
nilsas (650) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
God duft av kaffe og lakris. Dyp sort farge. Tykt dekkende skum. Fin fyldig smak av kaffe og lakris men en langt sittende ettersmak av lakris.
fiammanghilla (335) - Genova, ITALY - NOV 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottiglia 355ml, ordinata su birraland e bevuta a casa.
Nera con schiuma poco persistente.
Molto amara, poco tostata.
Un pÚ anomala a dire il vero, gradevole.
antonstoop (114) - - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It is a beer dark brown beer, with a beige brown average head. In the nose there is light coffee, red fruits, strawberries and some bananas. It is a medium bodied beer, with a low carbonation. In the taste there is coffee, caramel malts, hop, yellow fruits and bananas. The aftertaste is bitter, hoppy and caramel malts. I very nice stout, but would'not call it an imperial stout.
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wekker84 (1372) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle a black dark brown colored beer with a white head aroma roasted malts dry fruits spicy yeast caramel and hops flavor roasted malts fruits dark fruits chocolate spicy and hops