CJack (48) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Black pour, almost no head or lacing. Light aroma belies strong taste. Taste is funky bitter, dominated by roasted barley (smoke with coffee notes). Generous hops for style increase bitterness. Alcoholic taste not well-masked. As much as I do like Imperial Stouts, this is a big swing but a miss, there are better options.
---Rated whilst imbibing
harrystrill (93) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle northbar leeds . Nice impy stout. Refreshing change from coffee and chocolates. Had a slightly turkish delight quality to it . Recommend
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark pour with a tan head. Sweet malty aroma. Nice chewy taste with hints of coffee and chocolate. Great aftertaste. A really nice beer!
Caytinator (998) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2014 12oz bottle. Good lacing, black color, tan head, frothy. Smell is of burnt oats. Toasty, roasty for an IMP, but better and bitter-er than most. Fun beer, feels polished and complete. Great job! Edited 6/16/14: It has aged well after a year and a half, even more smooth than I thought it would be at this age. All the same tastes are there--maybe it has mellowed out since I last rated it.
tricyclist (1024) - Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Snifter pour of dark thin liquid, full finger khaki head. Nose holds lots of bitterness, malts and coffee, fairly roasted. Flavors follow, with plenty of bitter coffee and roasted malts. Not bad, but nothing spectacular. Quite drinkable, and enjoyable.
travita (4323) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Johnsense (943) - - JAN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a thumbs worth of tan head. Aroma of cocoa, dark chocolate, black coffee. Black coffee bitterness up front, bakers chocolate, toasted malt, black liquorice, lingering hop quality in the finish that works with this stout. Medium to fuller body.
AshtonMcCobb (3636) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours opaque black with a lovely big crema head. The nose has earthiness with cream and dark chocolate notes. There’s just a hint of hops in there. The taste has big notes of dark chocolate and herbs, perhaps getting into mint chocolate. The palate is medium to full bodied and similar in the texture with such an elegant finish. Overall, a great beer.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Black, thin beige head, spotty lacing. Heavily roasted nose, slight dark chocolate. Dry and bitter up front, roasty, bakers chocolate background. Malty, roasty, pale sweetness, strong bitter chocolate on the backside. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. A very robust Imperial Stout, but not as thick or rich as I expected. Very big for your every day Stout, but Imperial? Finishes slightly dry, bitter chocolate, roasty, with a moderate hop bite. Nothing out of the ordinary, but fairly solid. Bigger than many in the 12oz container.
JStax (3532) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a brandy snifter. Poured a dense black with a khaki colored head that quickly dissipated. The aroma has notes of mocha, marshmallow, roasty, and malty bitterness. Taste is very roasty and on the verge of smoke. Hefty.