NeuroPliny (90) - Calgary, Alberta, - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Societe in San Diego. Pours crude oil black with full creamy brown head. Malt and coffee on the nose. Flavour is beautiful hazelnut and dark chocolate with notes of expresso. Wonderful bitter hops on the long dry finish. Overall a great beer to sip in front of the fire.
want1DIPA (195) - - MAR 6, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft pour at Societe! Rich, coffee, tobacco smoke with chocolate lacing! Wow! Beergasm!
mds (2154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at City Beer in San Francisco.
Lots of caramel, chocolate and roast malts. Very bitter and characteristic of an imperial. Chalky palate.
jkwalking05 (3393) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Black in color with a good sized tan head. Aroma is of heavy coffee and roasted malts, chocolate, molasses, and light smoke. Taste is of dark chocolate, roasted malts, espresso, light smoke, and caramel. Thick mouthfeel and not too sweet.
TheHOFF43 (1615) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Societe. Pours black with light brown head. Aroma is tons of roast malts, baking cocoa and coffee. Flavor is intense, creamy and well-blended. Chocolate, coffee, roast malts all over this. Slightly bitter from the hops and cocoa. Excellent.
LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours dark brown with nary a head and sparse swirls looking down.
Aroma: Roast, rich chocolate brownie, cereal, walnuts, fudge, light herbal hops, vanilla.
Taste: Burnt roast, black coffee, dark chocolate cake, anise, alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Thick, coating.
Overall: The best Imperial Stout I may have ever tried. I know I sound ridiculous saying this, but it doesn’t need any barrel treatment.
Sammy (8027) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid IS on tap at their tasting room. Oatmeal, big in chocolate, and some orange C-hop. American style.
toxichop (273) - South Gate, California, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
S: Cacao, smoke, espresso, roasted malt, some coffee acidy, charcole, and vanilla. P: Completly dark with a three finger dark brown head. T: Dark bitter chocolate, light smoke and tobacco, dark roasted malt with some coffee acidy too it. M: So god damn light and creamy. O: Very good beer but wasnt a fan off the coffee acidy.
50belair (1824) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler generously shared by Hopscotch. Dark brown pour with a light brown head. Big oily sheen. Dark roasted malt and expresso aromas. Dark bitter roasted malts, expresso, and baker’s chocolate notes. Very good body and mouthfeel.
bergstaden (974) - Røros, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a brown head - Sweet malt aroma - Good malt body with some seetness up front with some coffee notes with bitterness in the back - bitter roasted malt finish with some coffee - This was very good
bytemesis (2429) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Pours deep opaque black, medium creamy brown head, dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is very roasty, cocoa, coffee, cigarettes. Flavor is the same, light sweet and medium bitter, huge slightly burned roastiness, plus baking cocoa. Wow. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. This is killer for those looking for a bitter, roasty, less sweet stout.