Bulk_Carrier (3157) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It poured a dark black and gave the same color body. Some nice speckled, block-like lacing formed boxes around the sides of the pint glass, interesting. The smell had dry, roasty cocoa and coffee up front with a slight touch of hops in the background, and some vanilla as the beer warmed. The taste was dry and roasty between the coffee and cocoa and brought back some of that bitter hops. The finish was very dry. The palate was about a medium with nothing harsh on the tongue and fairly drinkable. Overall, this is a hopped up RIS that is very good and I would come back to.
Atom (1972) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle of 2014, pours a dark brown/black with a small tan head. Dry aroma of coffee, choclate malts, molasses and some alochol. Taste is all around dry, leather, bitter coffee, bakers chocolate, molasses, and finishing bitter. Alcohol noticeable but adds to bitterness. Nice!
stepthom (7) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with ample tan head. Dark chocolate and coffee malt well balanced with citrusy hops. Oily mouth feel but not overwhelmingly viscous. Alcohol not as present as some other imperials. Very pleasant. Better than I expected. I will go for the 4 pack next time around.
kokkenrolv (212) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma is vanilla, dark chocolate, hints of dark roasted coffee. Black, small brown head. Heavy sweetness, light bitter, taste is darkroasted coffee, vanilla, leather, dark fruit. Full body, soft carbonation, oily mouthfeel, warm alcohol, long rich finish. Beautiful.
malrubius (2318) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 28, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Meditrina. Black with tan head and some lace. Molasses coffee cocoa aroma with some spicy woody hops and a touch of booze. Rich coffee chocolate but mostly molasses sweetness with subdued fruit and hint a of licorice. Woody spicy hops in robust roasted finish. Full body. Fucking excellent. Pretty much what I hope for from an impy. And almost gone.
BroadestTom (299) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma chocolate, coffee, roasty,
Appearance black, brown foam,
Taste medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate full body, thick feel,
Overall a really nice thick stout that has great flavor and mouth feel . I would suggest this beer to a friend.
denver_max (1) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Cellarbrations Hamilton Hill Tan head that didn?t last long. Malty and oily with chocolate notes. Excellent Imperial Stout that I would buy again.
rangersteve (1) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 18, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Excellent seasonal stout. One of the highest on my list. Pricey and hard to find, but worth the effort.
TychoJames (804) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska systembolaget. Svartbrun vätska med gyllenbrunt skum. Maltig och rostad doft med lite järn och kaffe.
Kraftfull smak av kavring, bitter choklad, rostad malt och lite soja. Munkänsla åt det bittra hållet. Värmande alkohol
demannu (281) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice black pour with a tan head, not much retention or lacing. Excellently balanced flavor delivered within a smooth creamy full body palate. Love this beer.
Nejhleader (1407) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great beer. A nice creamy body. Taste is molasses, a bit of chocolate. High alcohol hidden well