Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer poured black with no light penetration and formed a dark brown foamy head that left circular lace as it subsided. An aroma of malt, coffee and chocolate is present with a hint of raisins. The flavor malt, coffee and burnt chocolate. The finish is fairly light for this style with a touch of bitterness. Reminds me more of a chocolate porter than an imperial. So as imperials go, it is not the best representation, but overall, it is a good beer.
trapped (828) - New York City, TURKEY - OCT 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught. Inky black with creamy large chocolate-colored head, caramel aroma, low carbonation, mocha-caramel taste with a hint of berries, long bitter finish which releases the alcohol undertones suppressed succesfully until then. A very good brew, the only possible flaw being the bitterness of the coffee beans aftertaste.
GenDV138 (1441) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. 9.4% ABV. Black with tan head. Aromas of nuts, caramel, toffee, chocolate. Tastes of roasted nuts, caramel, toffee, chocolate, light dark fruit. Full body with a semi-creamy mouthfeel. Tasty and better than I expected.
MacBoost (1328) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from shelf. Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee and floral hops. Nice nose. Taste is bitter and semi dry. Flavors of heavy roast, light coffee and even a touch of tropical hop juice. Further in I get some light star anise, a touch of ash and dark fruit. Finishes fairly dry with a decent roast and some lingering hoppy juice. This is world class.
solidfunk (4170) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very smokey with an almost grill-like taste. Dark chocolate, cacao nibs, vanilla. Thick, with a cream consistency. Black pour with good mocha head and lacing. Light bitter finish. Very nice. Tap at Churchkey.
JStax (3086) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is raisin, oak, toffee, leather. Dark sweet taste. Thick mouthfeel. Low carbonation.
Prufrockstar (1020) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at churchkey. Deep dark pour with mocha head. Some nice ass lacing on this. Aroma: smooth milky chocolate and roast. Prunes / whatever that old hop aroma is that makes me think of prunes. Taste: moderately sweet; dark fruits covered in chocolate and old hops; lasting roast bitter finish. Full body, slick creamy texture, average carbonation.
Travlr (12351) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Churchkey. Black color, brown head. Aroma of coffee and cocoa. Taste is similar. Decent enough.
toxichop (351) - South Gate, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
P: Completely black with a head that looks like the fluffy filling of a 3 musketeers bar, the head is just that thick. S: Not as bold as there Baltic porter but you get a good amount of chocolate, alcohol, roasted nuts, berries, vanilla and light coffee. T: Chocolate, dark roasted malt, light coffee, and a tiny hop note to finish it of. M: Thick and light carbonation. O: This is just a good straightforward irs.
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"pretty stinkin hoppy, even at 2+ years old. roast, chocolate, spicy hops. great aroma at first got a little hot at room temp. prickly but full feel atop a black body. 100th percentile? no way. but a good impy stout that has some age on it. will rerate fresh if i get a chance."
Jimsal27 (252) - New York, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark dark brown color with a light brown head. Notes of chocolate, roast, espresso. Soft mouthfeel nice carbonation. Just a tad to bitter. But very nice.