Cantabrian (387) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great choice of name and thrilling presentation. However, the same olive oil, leathery aroma of so many imperial stouts. The nose lately turns to pure alcohol. Flavours of coffee, quite strong, chocolates, licorice and the typical and expected salty side. Nice and oily palate. Good IS, but not my favourite.
Tide (723) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hazelís beverage world. Black color, brown head. Roasty, salty taste with chocolate, liquorice, coffee, nuts, bread and roasted malts. Smooth body with nicely balanced hops and malts. Roasty finish with burnt coffee and liquorice. Excellent imperial stout.
JCB (3808) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Samís, Durham. Sweet ass pour, thick and inky black with an oily cappucino head. Strong roasted malts and barley in the nose, with potent coffee and super resinous hops. Fresh and skull-fucking. Mouthfeel is smooth and full, a bit of grit here and there, and a dry finish. Bitter, grainy, and uncompromising.
Itzjerm (582) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A pretty good imperial stout. Good but nothing special either. On draft at ace and ales. Not to bitter pretty good mouthfeel could be a bit thicker. Nice brew though. No head
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gonzosauce (133) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The oleí 1/4" dark brown head on a blackout brew. Yup.
Aroma is pretty clean. Not too roasted at all, and not much else happening. Smells good though.
There are so many great imperial stouts out there. And this is one of them. Itís very simple - maybe even more clean than youíd like. But thereís just nothing to complain about. A gentle molasses is really the only lingering flavor; otherwise neat, trim, and proper - an imperial stout.
Again, the mouthfeel is pretty damn standard, but in the enjoyable respect. Admittedly thin, thus the lowest point score for this one.
Overall, itís pretty cheap and easy to get. If your in the midwest, grab some Blackout Stout by Great Lakes to stay local; If youíre more west, this is a must-have in the fridge for the winter months. Iím not writing grandma about it, but Iím sharing it with my friends. Indeed, it surpassed my expectations; SN usually has the good macro option when you canít get a micro. This one is better, relatively, than their usual offerings. So easy to drink... I guess Iíd have to say a kinda laid-back imperial, but an awesome stout none-the-less. And most importantly, a great beer, regardless of the words on the label.
Balazs (654) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
0,355 l bottle, CsakajůsŲr. Poured black, with a small, lacing beige head. Licorice, molasses, honey, roasted arabica, plum, raisins and a slight hint of alcohol in the aroma. Dark fruity sweet taste well balanced with pleasant hoppiness, all mixed with a tarty, burnt wood, ash base. Dense body, oily, well carbonated. Fruity, dry, lasting finish with a bitter note at the end. This is outstanding!
Beergeek23322 (432) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
November 2012. From bottle. Pours black with a beige head. The alcohol is very present throughout. Coffee, dark roasted malts and chocolate aromas. Very rich.
The_Bish (874) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really good, if a little too boozy aftertaste. Got accused of slurring tonight... good job I donít have to taxi anyone anywhere
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours inky black with a quick brown head. Nose is pleasant coffee and cream with a touch of booze and chocolate. Flavor is less potent than many ISís, but very well balanced and drinkable. Long sticky finish.
MarkSachon (333) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just about everything is right with this stout but I thought it ran a little to the heavy and overly sweet side to warrant the super high ratings.