tgncc (2994) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is dark chocolate, licorice, chalk. The appearance is a lovely jet black, deep tan head. The flavor is dark chocolate, molasses, licorice. The finish is sweet, chalky, pine, roast. Thick in body, oily. Nicely done. Sierra Nevada is the quiet performer, always turning out quality beer.
Aurelius (4572) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Inky, with a big tan head. Great tap handle. Tangy, licorice, slight astringency. Overall the beer has an unfinished edge to it, but it’s still very drinkable. Medium body. On tap, Whole Foods.
PorterPounder (5960) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Whole Foods - on tap. Dark black, licorice-like pour with a thick mocha colored head. Aroma has some dirty feet accents, a touch of creosote. Full-bodied flavor with nice bittersweet baker’s chocolate accents, some creosote, a back end of licorice. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. Can’t get the image of the Narwhal on Elf out of my head - "Bye, Buddy. Hope you find your dad."
joeneugs (3817) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. It pours a dark brown color with a small brown head. The aroma is dark chocolate heavy with some minor notes of coffee and honey sweetness. Maybe a touch of herbal, floral hops. The flavor is nicely roasted with more dark chocolate, honey, coffee with a mildly bitter, chocolaty finish. Very nice imperial stout that gets higher marks because of the awesome value.
Bamsen78 (3950) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Churchkey, Wash., D.C. Pours cloudy veryy dark brown with small tan head. Dark, roasty and caramellish aroma with malty notes. Sweetish, malty flavour with notes of roast, caramel amd fruit. Warming alcohol presence. Slightly bitter and roasty finish. Really nice. Really, really nice.
IrishBoy (3922) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Imbibe Wine. Nose is light amounts of chocolate, and hints of sweet molasses and mocha. Black with a medium cinnamon tan head. Flavor is sweet chocolate, a little coffee, and white pepperiness. Finishes with some light alcohol warmth.
NosirIwont (2058) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 10.2%. No best before date. Pours black with a dense brown head. Good lacing. Deep roasted aroma with a tar note. Flavour is tart and slightly fat, with a light citrus note, a roasted note, tar, and alcohol in the background. Nice bitter, somewhat dry, coffee finish with a lingering alcohol burn and a bit of grass. Overall really good; well-balanced, especially the alcohol, despite the high %. 05.10.13.
charlotte (4520) - rødovre, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
To Little bottle.Pitch Black colour with medium beige head.Aroma of licorice and rosted malt,feels oily and sweet with flavor of tar and mortor oil,good full body and rosted finish.
DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a reddish brown head. Burnt grain aroma. Coffee, licorice and smoke with malt and substantial hops. Layered and complex. Not as thick as most imperial stouts. Very nice overall.
ChrisFields (92) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance- Dark with a thin tan head
Aroma- Sweet raisin, malt, and chocolate. Alcohol is present as well.
Taste- Starts sweet, hints of figs caramel and cocoa. Ends on a slightly bitter malt and coffee note.
Palate- Medium body, very light carbonation. Smooth.
Overall- Pretty impressed with this offering from Sierra Nevada. A Solid Imperial Stout.