verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown body with a thin tan head. Slight dark fruit taste followed by dry, bitter coffee finish. Little alcohol present. This could be dangerous.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 1/19/08 at the bitter cold Cabin Fever. Pitch opaque brown with tan head. Toasty malty notes with cocoa and chocolate aroams. Full bodied and dry. Strong and bitter. Big malty flavors. Notes of dark chocolate and mild toffee. Coffee acidity and mild hops. I actually prefer this to the Barrel Aged version. Well crafted!
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the brewery on 12/4/07. WOW! Bourbon and coffee flavor not present in the malty aroma -- drinks like a cold Irish Coffee. Smooth and drinkable. Sweetness nicely offsets the alcohol and coffee. Very good!
JoeinEscazú (1325) - San Jose, COSTA RICA - JAN 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A delicious, sweetish, warming, bedtime beer that avoids incompatible overhopping. Pours black with a smallish tan head. Malty nose of sweet, dark chocolate and coffee. Flavor is sweetish with very restrained bitterness -- thankfully avoids the big c-hops that so many other US imperial stouts make the mistake of using, IMO. Balanced. The biggest weakness was in the mouthfeel, which was a bit thin. This would have been gorgeous with a slice of tart apple or cherry pie.
Strykzone (4195) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
First taste of this beer tells you it is not for the feeble. Lots of malt and fruit flavors along with whiskey and wood. ABV was clearly high. Beer was sweet but with a big kick.
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark black in color with a large khaki head. Had aromas of chocolate and roasted malts like you would expect in this style. Had some molasses and coffee in the palate. Had a great balanced finish.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Schlafly Imperious Imperial Stout
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival
black, frothy tan head, rich roasted malt aroma, rich and creamy roasted malt flavor, slight hint of esters,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Gabemik (46) - Joplin, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep black with a dark tan head. Aromas of chocolate, some spices, and fruits. Flavors are much the same but with some molasses added.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this side-by-side with the BA version, which is much tastier. This is dark brown enough to be called black and has a thin tan head. It’s got an aroma of milk chocolate, roasted malt and a touch of barley, some smoke, and a splash of old coffee. Some dark dried fruit is added to the flavor along with a light taste of alcohol. It’s a bit thin and finishes on a dry note. Not bad.
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doubelknv3 (912) - Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark chocolate with no head. Very mild roast aroma. Sweet malts with balanced hops-coffee roast. Smooth enty with watery body and dry hops finish.