mathieuc (1448) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pitch black with a thin brown head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of coffee, raisins and licorice. Roasted malt galore. Taste is of chocolate, coffee and some peppery alcohol and licorice. Body is full and carbonation moderate. Mouthfeel is airy and smooth. Overall a nice imperial stout and further more a really available one!
JFGrind (1857) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Full bodied black Imperial Stout. Coffee and cocoa flavors blend well with moderate bitterness and not-so sweet malts. Well crafted high octane stout from Sierra Nevada.
HIGHB4LL (636) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Cash Wise in Minot. Appearance: finger of dark brown head, dark brown to black color, opaque, decent oily lacing. Aroma: roast, coffee, light licorice,, extreme dark chocolate. Palate: full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, boozy bite, bitter finish, dry finish. Taste: full rich sweet malt that lasts briefly, then right into coffee/extreme-black-chocolate bitterness that is a bit more powerful than the sweetness, but rides along with it well. Light booze. Overall, lovely beer, but one that really needs moderation; I do not want more than a bottle at a time of this and even that is a lot. In small amounts, a great beer.
peponi (431) - POLAND - NOV 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: roasted dark malts, dried fruits, bitter chocolate, vanilla.
Appearance: nice black color, beige head.
Taste: medium bitterness, roasted dark malts, dried fruits, coffee substitute, bitter chocolate, vanilla.
Palate: full body and medium carbonation, roasted finish.
Overall: Really good imperial stout, recommended.
RyanK (220) - Rhode Island, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours dark black, looks thick and has a dark brown head quick to dissolve. Smells richly of chocolate, sugary and alcohol heavy for sure. Has an alcohol heavy feel as well with a little burn and certainly some warm in your chest. Has elements of chocolate and cofee for sure, the molasses gives a sugary element to battle the alcohol. Overall a heavy stout not bad tasting and probably well aged.
JoeMcPhee (8534) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black pour with a thick creamy head. The nose is roasty and a little bit fruity. Plum and a little bit of cherry along with some black licorice. Roasty and delicious. Rich and balanced. Pretty solid impy stout.
Senap (383) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
En flaska från 2013. Förvånade snäll i förhållande till vad jag förväntade mig. Lagringen? Svart som synden som sig bör!
TheHopster (831) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle). Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa and some alcohol. Deep brown complexion with tan head and lots of glass lacing. Flavor is well roasted with bakers cocoa and just a bit of alcohol. Perfect choice for the first night of the season below 30 degrees F. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
revolution2718 (253) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with finger of tan head. Nose is coffee beans, roast, chocolate. Taste has an oatmeal/cereal grain thing going on, sweet upfront, chocolate, coffee beans. Super smooth. Almost a bit of a dried fruit note adding to the sweetness. Really quite good.
stevoj (2292) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Growler Station @ Albertson’s. Dark and heady, smooth despite the elevated ABV. Initial high, fluffy beige head. Sweet dark roast malts, hints of dark chocolate, a little alcohol on the nose, and definite warmth at the finish. Velvety and slick. Worth seeking out.