Hartung32 (212) - 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 (1286) - 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 (284) - 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 (7944) - 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.
Porterguy41 (19) - - FEB 28, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is an oustaning ale, dark as night head disapates quikly, coffee & chocolet notes stand stright out no alcohol taste, vary well done, this is a must have for anyone who like imperal’s.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Grabbed a 4-pack of this when it first came out. Saved the final bottle for a review. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter.
Pours a jet black. No light penetrates this one. Small tan head. Nose is rich with booze, chocolate, roasted coffee, grape, vanilla. Hints of woodsy aromas on the finish.
Body is decadent and full. Rich velvety feel with a touch of carbonation on the back end. A nice malty backbone, with vanilla, chocolate syrup, a little booze, black licorice, dark fruits.
This one was rich and tasty. The alcohol snuck up on me at the tail end, but this one was one I enjoyed through and through. I hope to see this around often, as I would like to have stock of this one at all times.
hoptimus_prime (73) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle. pours opaque abyss, espresso cap. nose is very wonderful, dark choco roasted malts caramel popcorn. mouth is shamelessly dark chocolate, roasted barley, no harsh bitters here, just like velvet. overall, is a damn treat to drink. velvet.
KingCecil (2042) - DENMARK - FEB 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home from trade with jarvit... Thanks my friend... I am looking forward to taste the fine brew! It pours clear black with a small tan head... The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, molasses and vanilla... The flavor is roasted malt, coffee beans, yeast, vanilla..... I would like to have this again when it has matured for some years.... but nice young as well :)
Jado (494) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a solid black - no light coming through at all - with a fluffy tan head. I get some black coffee, cocoa nibs, plums and pine resin on the nose. The taste is dominated at first by a quite aggressive hop bitterness and characteristic pine flavour, that gives way to flavours of coffee, dark chocolate and burnt toast. Medium to heavy palate with a long lingering finish. This is surprisingly well balanced - an excellent Imperial stout.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, juniper, chocolate, fennel, and lactose. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, honey, and coffee.