kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown pour with a thin reddish-chocolate colored head. Roasted malt aromas of chocolate and molasses and just a hint of alcohol. Taste begins somewhat bitter dark chocolate and then some coffee notes come through. Finishes with a touch of alcohol and some grassy/piney hop bitterness. Nice long finish and hides the ABV fairly well.
JanVah (152) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
På flaska från systemet. Bärnstensfärgad vätska. Doftar aprikos. Smakar sött av aprikos som rundas av med en härlig beska.
lopisar (200) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
chocolate, roasty, coffee, woody, black, tan foam, medium sweetness, full body, soft carbonation, long finish,
woodychevy (390) - - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid, as always from SN, but not my favorite. Bit rough around the edges this one- and unnecessarily boozy. Pours brown/ black- opaque with small, weak tan head. Some lacing. All the right notes- chocolate and sweet fruit (raisin, fig) upfront with a jolt of coffee at the end. Right weight for a stout. Pretty smooth. Just a bit harsh. Slightly phenolic in not-the-good-way. Needs to mellow. Overly sweet on the front and bitter on the back. Time will work it’s magic on this one. 2013.
outlawskies (965) - - OCT 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Julie thinks is nice. Bbbbb. V. V. B. b.
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PacNWDad (92) - Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Chuck’s 85th St. Thin, meager head, with some lace as you drink. Very dark, inky, opaque. Aroma is coffee, smoked malt, raisins, fig, molasses, some herbal notes from the hops. Sips bitter, a bit green, then sweet malt into the finish. Some hot alcohol flash, drinks thick, finishes medium. Overall very good, but could be exceptional with some more aging on it.
78samh (153) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark thin tan head. Dark chocolate, coffee and smokey malts. Kinda bitter and boozy. Very good, but should be great after some age.
CJ_Pain (112) - Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good stout. Needs time to mature. Flavors harsh in some areas alcohol very noticeable
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hopwine (359) - Bend, Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pine/herbaceous/resinous hops, earthy roast, burnt sugar, moderate heat, dry bittersweet chocolate
Weezel (209) - Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The pour is pitch black with little head. Tinny bubbles lacing the glass. Cocoa, tobacco and nutmeg aromas. Smooth mouthfeel and the taste is excellent. More cocoa and chocolate with deep roasted malt flavor. Really great stuff.
DrunkSanta410 (284) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 bottle to glass. Pours a dark inky black with quick dissipating tan head. Aroma is nice chocolate, coffee and hints of fruit and toffee. Taste is dark chocolate, espresso, hints of fruit and toffee. Not overly sweet or bitter. Little alcohol burn. Palate is smooth, lightly carbonated. Overall a great imperial stout. This would age nicely.