MrNic (16) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma- Chocolate, some roastiness, vanilla
Appearance- Motor oil, dark tan 1 finger head
Taste- Huge hop flavor at the front of the tongue, middle dark bitter chocolate, coffee, caramel, bourbon notes, finish is bitter, roasty, dry coffee
Palate- Full-bodied, motor oil thickness
Overall- Overall, this is an excellent imperial stout. I don’t pick up any of the malbec grape juice, but I think that’s a good thing. I would definitely buy it again.
Ferris (10779) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Grape and dark malts. Jet black with beige head. Charred malts, burnt coffee and a long finish. To much char for me.
alexsdad06 (8254) - Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Thirsty Monk. Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, some chocolate, grape juice, sweet malts caramel, but the body is not up to an imperial stout standard.
drsordr (2100) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft opaque black with brown hue. Nose light roast and faint fruit. Taste vague floral minimal roast. Light mouth feel. Very light thin finish.
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate coffee aroma and dark brown color. Has a large frothy head. Sweet coffee chocolate flavor.
erickok (5038) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black bodied, dense tan head. Very fruity, raspberry, creamy, buttermilk, roasted malts. Sticky sweetness, not very balanced. Not really for me, to be honest. It’s too sweet I’m afraid. Doesn’t need the alcohol either. (On tap at Easy Tiger)
BelgianBeerGal (3672) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at Wigwam. Interesting stout overall. Tough to fit into a category for me.... must be a foreign stout thing. I think the grapes add a little of flavor and hint of sweetness/mustiness. Nice.
_angst_ (4341) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2014 Temporary rating. At some point I might re-write this.
Hazy black, rather small creamy dark mocha head, slow diss, small trace.
Malty, fruity, roasted malts, dark choc, moist soil, dark grapes, hay, black pepper, caramel, toffee,
Tiny sweet, bitter, tiny fruity, roasted malts, coffee, bitter choc, burnt wood, minerals, raisins, hay, moist soil, burnt caramel, prunes
round, soft, roasted astringent, medium.
Bitter, roasted malts, roisins, prunes, soil, minerals, burnt wood, caramel, coffee, bitter choc,
highibus (774) - Vail, Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black with cocoa head. no real aroma. flavor is light oak with a tang from the malbec kaybe? strange finish. not my fav
KansaiBeerLvrs (4185) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Happy Stout Day! 8% The Hibernal Vinifera Stout is oak-aged & brewed with Malbec grape juice. This should be interesting... A dark reddish black with a thick brown head of foam. The aroma is chocolate, roastiness & a hint of grape. Nice smooth full mouthfeel, velvety chocolate with just a touch of sweet grape juice in the finish. Solid.