Jcarb28 (82) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very dark and complex. A lot of notes of roasty coffee bean with a hint of bitter sweet and strong after taste on the palate.
Barreras (819) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep midnight black color with a strong cocoa and coffee aroma. Taste is rich and mature. A good Imperial Stout flavor which leaves a very complex flavor on the tongue. Heavy dark coffee and roasted flavor throughout.
Ron (2312) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a decent tan head. The aroma is nice and roasty, with some wood, stone fruit, coffee and chocolate. The flavor is sweet and round, with lots of chocolate and roasted malt. Very nicely balanced, very full-bodied imperial stout.
Cool_Bond (1011) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice beer on a Monday. Not so exaggerated aroma but the taste is powerful and rich. Lite as a fierce imperial stout should be. Long and good taste. A pleasure to drink this.
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate, coffee, roast, resin. Full bodied, coats your tongue. Very nice.
jamiepettinger (15) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with little off-white head. Boozey on the nose. Big hit of sweet coffee and booze upfront with an almost charcoal finish. Full, thick body. Dark, strong and sweet - but never overdone. Drank with a musical backdrop of analog industrial techno, which somehow feels befitting.
AndyW68 (742) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Standard imperial porter. Black woth tan head. Lots of chocolate on the nose. Seet and bitter. Very nice beer.
MrBeerFanatic (801) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark molasses producing a great thick coco colored head and good retention. Aromas - bready/yeasy/hop/burnt grain. There’s come other notes of chocolate, caramel, and light toffee. Flavors - strong smoke/pine hop/coffee/dark chocolate. More on the subtle side of wood and roasted grains (as they come through more burnt. Highly bitter, high smoke flavors, strong burnt/bitter aftertaste, slightly cloying, and just a hint of alcohol. Overall a top rate Imperial Stout that leaves a sting of aftertaste flavors on the palate to let you know they put quantity and quality ingredients in this beer.
shhmoke (32) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown, almost black with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, malts, and sweetness. Flavor has roasted malts, some dark chocolate, with some mild bitterness. The Alcohol is masked well and makes this an easy to drink Imperial Stout.
574deadzone (836) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample size in a flight at Central City, Kzoo. Pours black with ruby highlights and a fairly decent sized mocha-brown head that left some thick lace behind. Nose involving a healthy dose of chocolate, plenty of roasted barley, some buttery toffee notes, and a touch of licorice. Very sweet flavor with some bitterness, but not much. Rich, full body, velvet texture, coating and oily, with a nice chocolate finish. Quite enjoyable, but I would have liked some more bitterness to balance on the end.