yrstruly (332) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a pillowy tan head. The aroma is many shades of roasty, with some wood, stone fruit, coffee and chocolate. The taste is sweet and round, with lots of chocolate and roasted malt. Very nicely balanced, very full-bodied imperial stout.
STEVIE_NIX (35) - - MAR 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cotteridge wines. A very nice imperial stout. pours black with nice tan head. aroma is dark and earthy. Taste is just pure dark chocolate and strong coffee all the way with just an earthy hop finish. a nice way to finish an evening.
Ret12 (447) - Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was one of the thickest beers I’ve had, very dark flavor with a bitter finish, overall very good
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/13/13 notes: Beautiful bottle artwork, and a quintessential, well rounded imperial stout. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma is roasty with complex dark chocolate and hints of cherry, a sweetish chocolate and mocha middle and just enough hop bite to pick up the flavors from one’s palate in the finish. A meditation on the dark wonders of malts in this strong stout style.
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A perfectly balanced impy, full of taste without being overpowering. Delicious. The science in a comic book film is hurting my head. Wish I had a beef sandwich now...
RichTheVillan (2125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; jet black pour with velvet tan head, roast malt aroma, taste for me is chocolate with slight coffee, alcohol kick slick mouthfeel, liquorice big and complex slick mouthfeel really good impy stout.
Hartung32 (196) - Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really good RIS! Probably the first thing I've really enjoyed from Sierra Nevada that's not hop-forward. Smooth, with a licorice/chocolate finish.
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ansalon (948) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sprightly, but very well balanced imp stout with chocolate, coffee and honey. Very well done!
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michcam8 (267) - Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought 4 pack at local store. Pours a jet black with little to no head...tan. Little bit of lacing left on glass. Aroma you pick up on roasted dark malts, chocolate, and some coffee. Taste translates, with a roasted, chocolate malt flavor, some grassy hop, tinge of heat, and a long coffee finish. Lingers around for a little bit. Good beer that would purchase again in the future.
Theydon_Bois (7002) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Cask, Pimlico - 26/02/13.
Mid black with a thin tan head that clears to the edge.
Nose is roast malt, light fart, molasses, chocolate, boozey edge to this one.
Taste comprises roast malts, chocolate, molasses, touch of soap, liqourice, leather, boozey kick.
Full bodied with fine carbonation, sweet boozey finish.
Decent enough Imperial Stout but no world beater.