esquetee (7) - Bend, USA - JAN 2, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Broken Top Bottle Shop; beautifully dark, spicy, vanilla, some dark roasted cocoa-ness. Mouthfeel leaves little fireworks on the tongue.
Narnad (1518) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep black with a very small, filmy brown/tan head. Aroma has a lot of brown malt with light dark chocolate, mild dark roast coffee, light sweetness at the end melding with a modest amount of roasted malt character. Flavor starts off sweet of molassasses, light rum flavor but quickly moves into a bitter chocolate and dark fruity sweetness. Notes of anise, prune and raisin come through with a pronounced coffee ending. The body of the beer holds the flavors and there is a ton of residual sugar to aid in almost completely hiding the high alcohol present in this brew. Mouthfeel is superb with a well balanced mix of sharp, fine carbonation melding with an oily, sugary feeling beer. Overall a very well crafted beer thats impeccably balanced, creating a complex beer. I bought this as a single but will probably end up buying a six pack to age and see what happens to it as it ages.
tightslice (830) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A thick and creamy chocolate malt shake with a bit too much molasses for me.
fcjack1 (265) - Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Red Hot. Opaque, dark tan head. Scent of dark chocolate and booze. Tastes the same, with a little smoke flavor. Good stuff.
COMRADEJOSH (318) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Notes of roasted malt and some dark chocolate. Smooth on the palate with deep dark chocolate mixed in. Very warming alcohol on aftertaste. Worth trying other than that I don’t know how to compare as it is my first imperial stout.
jkwalking05 (4551) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Backlog) 12 oz bottle. The look is dark, black in color, and decent tan head. The smell is dark dark chocolate, malt, roasty, deep, chalky, and cocoa. The taste is rich, chocolate, plums, roast, and malt.
tkrjukoff (4293) - SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sb. Pours pitch black with a great brown lacing head. Aroma is sweet roasted fruity a bit acidy ashy soy coffee. Flavor is acidy roasted malty sweet fruity bitter coffee and dark chocolate in the finish.
lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle, thanks tiong. Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, cream and tobacco. Rich flavour of roasted malts, wood, strong bitterness, bread and some salt. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a lobg, warming, roasty finish. Strong and nice.
tiong (6150) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle from Ales by Mail
2012 vintage - Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, vegetables and licorice. Taste is roasty , sweetish and salty with notes of licorice, coffee and hints of vegetables. Finish is roasty, salty and bitter with hints of licorice. Okay IS.
jd543 (428) - SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a thick beige/light brown head. Aroma of nutty, roast malt, coffee, chocolate, bread, yeast. Taste is sweet with a light sour and bitter finish. Thick oily texture, low carbonation. Good beer.