jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours black with a half finger of dark brown head. Aroma of cocoa and chocolate with caramel and raisin. Taste is light bitter and light sweet. Follows aroma with some dark fruits and raisin. Great stout, I wish it was year round.
crazymorton (25) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
caramel, toast, chocolate, earthy, black, minimal head, medium sweetness, full body, creamy,
now this is a stout!
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
0.355 l bottle, thanks Petteri! Pitch black color. Soft roasty aroma with coffee, raisins. Soft roasty flavor with coffee, charcoal, raisins, nuts and restrained pine. Very harmonous, drinkable and complex beer. Surprisingly soft and delicate yet rich and extremely tasty.
BreWedge (471) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl oz bottle sample. Pours a thick, opaque black with a small to mid size mocha head. Aromas are strong black liquorice, wood, nuts, and burnt sugar. Tastes are roasty, some coffee, and a little alcohol. Big body, warming, oily, moderate carbonation, and a medium alcohol finish. Not a huge fan of imperial stouts but this one was pleasant. Did a decent job covering the massive 10.2% abc.
beechner224 (1017) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. pours black with tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate and molasses. Taste is thick, sweet, chocolate, and mild coffee. Bakers chocolate is coming through. Tasty beer.
beerlover82 (229) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black with beautiful tan head, leaving considerable lacing on the glass. This looks like an Imperial Stout all right.
Very strong aromas of coffee, alcohol, chocolate etc. Very big on the alcohol.
Roasted/toasted barley, cocoa and coffee beans hit the tongue. Very creamy, fairly big body, medium carbonation.
As far as imperial stouts go, this stands among the finest.
pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from 2012 @ DeleteBeach. Pours pitch black with a lasting big creamy brown head. Aroma is chocolate, cocoa, roasted malts, soy, licorice, lots of hops - pine, citrus, wood and some dark fruit. Taste is moderate sweet, heavy bitter and light acidic.Body is medium, texture is thick and creamy, carbonation is soft. Finishes chalky, alcoholic and quite warming.
mikeB311 (14) - Texas, USA - APR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at whole foods. Aroma is all chocolate and coffee and the taste follows suit. Really nice balance with roasted coffee and a sweet chocolate finish. A really thin head and no lacing. Thick body with low carbonation. I would love to try the bourbon barrel version.
maekchu (3364) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thick roasty nose, with raisins, bitter chocolate, coffee, canned cat food, a bit of burnt rubber and some fumes. Opaque dark brown. Strong dark chocolate initial, bussing hops, shredded coconut, bit of licorice. Very nice stuff. Changes nicely throughout the palate. Seems a tad thin for the high alcohol, but still very nice stuff.
jagad5 (89) - - APR 13, 2014
2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Poured from a bottle. Pitch black and opague. The aroma suggests an excellent example of Imperial style stout. It was fantastic right up to the point where the burnt flavored liquid hit my tongue. It was all downhill from there. Sometimes stouts get better as they warm up or their high alcohol content kicks in. It did get less bad but never crossed the threshold to average, let alone good. Perhaps Sierra has a quality control problem. I have tried several of their various beers and have yet to find one worthy of the exaulted scores they receive.