Slipstream (2026) - USA - DEC 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Theresa’s. A fresh, rich, roasty stout with some sweetness, dark bread, coffee, molasses, and a little hop bite. Very good! I was wondering when I would see an imperial stout from SN, and they have brewed up a good one, like I thought they would.
arminjewell (6177) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thick black pour with nice fluffy tan head, aroma brings notes of nice cocoa powder, coffee, roast, slight smokiness, but yields to a real nice dark fruit with some plums, as well as some sweet red berry which works fairly well, but is subtle. Taste is awesome, a great mix of plums, figs, dark fruits mixing with some slight red fruit, very nice raw coffee taste goes into some cocoa, both sweet and bitter, mixing with some roast, char, and slight smoke, finishing with another hit of the fruit and more of the roast. This is very well done, especially for the price and availability. I need more.
DeliriumT (361) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours velvet black. Smells of rich dark chocolate with a coffee kick. Flavour is deep and very complex.
barbarino2000 (77) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The second this hits your mouth you know something robust is in your glass. A powerful stout. I should probably just stick to one of these per sitting.
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black, thick tan head. Nice bog dark roasty malt and huge chocolate flavor. Nice big Imperial Stout. Love this beer.
DutchHillbilly (62) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark and bitter beer. Smell of chocolate with a nice foamy head. Pours thick witha bitter tey smooth taste. Very nice.
SpringsLicker (3147) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black oily pour with a fleeting mocha head.
The aroma is dark roasted malt, almost burnt - similar to the aroma of coffee roasting.
The flavor is much different in this Imperial Stout. The flavor is dominated by dark roast malts and a fair amount of hop bitterness.
If you don’t care for sweet imperial stouts seek this one out.
Not really my kind.
DYCSoccer17 (3321) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine and More in Sacramento. The aroma on this has a nice sweetness, with underlying chocolate notes. Not too sweet, though. There is underlying roastiness present, with a little anise, too. Opaque black body with a medium, rather quickly dissipating light brown head. Fair lacing. Starts silky and smooth, before this delivers moderate roastiness in the middle with hints of cocoa and coffee. Finishes slightly sweet with a touch of anise. A little undercarbonated, but I would prefer that to overcarbonation. A very silky beer.
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice dark color with minimal tan head that doesn’t last too long. Aroma is sweet, toasty, roasted malt, chocolate, and some coffee. Flavor is initially bittersweet with heavy notes of coffee and orasted malt with subtle notes of chocolate. Finishes with a nice dry bitter alcoholic finish that is clean. Medium body with light-medium carbonation. Overall this is a delicious beer.
Fatehunter (1220) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black with minimal head.
Smell is strong roasted and caramel malt. Rich and nice.
Tastes is bold, chocolate and coffee. Balanced though.
Thick texture with low carbonation and heavy body.
Really hits the spot for an RIS.