DrSilverworm (3994) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle, thanks to radarsock - didn’t say "inebriator" anywhere on the bottle except for the description on the back. Total black color, with a very big nice brown head. Soft carbonation, more dry texture, big chewy body. Great thick lacing. Bitter taste, and sweetness. Aroma of molasses. Toasted burnt malts, some booze. Hint of chocolate and coffee. Pretty decent and reasonably well-done imperial stout, but I personally don’t care much for molasses-forward sweetness at all. It’s prominent here, but thankfully not so much as to make it too hard to drink. Slightly sticky in the finish.
77ships (3014) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thx to nbutler11 (Nick) for sharing this one // 2011 Limited Edition bomber (66 cl. ?) // “Día de los Muertos” themed label // bottle doesn’t actually say Inebriator because of Arizonian law / where he got this – nice little bit of info that I got from Nick // pours black with a small but lovely mocha head // the smell instantly reminds me of chocolate / coffee ice-cream, seems like the possibility that they put Mexican sugar into this is quite high, vanilla, creamy malts, touch sweeter roast, coffee, cream, small touch molasses // smooth, creamy, coffee, vanilla, lightly roasted malts, hint of fruitiness, full mellow chocolate,, brown sugar, inkling of molasses, toffee, smooth, slick, creamy on the touch sweeter side, love impy stouts like this // very desert-like (room temp.)
wheresyourball (369) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice sweet aroma. Pours dark black with a small head. Taste isn’t as complex as I was expecting. Decent mouthfeel and dry finish.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, light ash, and dark chocolate. Flavor of dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, some burnt grain, and roasted malt with a dry finish.
hopasaurus_rex (109) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a oily pitch black. Nice espresso head that just hangs out. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate, cocoa, cream, a touch of vanilla, dark fruits, a little bit of smoke and coffee. Initial flavor is smooth, velvety and sweet. Roasted flavor upfront with a slight bitter middle and a nice tangy finish. Coffee, roasted malt, cocoa, cream, dark fruits, a sort of cherry tanginess, a touch of alcohol and dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is sticky and a little oily. Overall a very delicious imperial stout. If you can find it, get it.
rougeau13 (1766) - Texas, USA - APR 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to cbkschubert. Pours black with a big brown head that’s quite resilient. Aroma of molasses, coffee, peanuts, roast, and dark fruits. The taste is rich, roasty, and sweet, with a mild but lingering bitterness. Full bodied and really thick, it almost feels chewable. The alcohol is pretty well hidden.
seymour (1257) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared a 22oz bottle into tulip. Thanks ibrew2or3! It poured an opaque black color with big, moussy brown foam, very long lasting with lots of lace. Excellent appearance. Aromas of toast, roasted barley, coffee and cream, semi-sweet chocolate, raisin bread, berries, plums, subtle citrusy hops. Very nice fruity ale yeast esters from the live bottle fermentation. Great caramelly malt sweetness with strong toasty and roasty notes. Tangy, tart, fruity hops balance. Hints of bread, molasses, bourbon, suggestive of peanut butter and chocolate. Medium-heavy body, complex natural carbonation, well-concealed alcohol. Lingering bready and fruity aftertaste. Some past ratings described a butter defect in this beer, but we didn’t sense it at all. A truly delicious Imperial Stout.
gregwilsonstl (861) - USA - APR 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours like dark chocolate. Dark roasted coffee and milky cocoa flavor. Slight peanut. Excellent job at hiding alcohol content. I love the name.
DuffMan (5778) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This thing starts its egress from the bottle as soon as the cap is off. Not quite a gusher, but lively. It is a heavy looking near black with dark mahogany highlights and an aggressive frothy light brown head that settles down but never really flattens out or dies completely. Aroma is sweet and roasty, with notes of chocolate, molasses, and hints of coffee. The flavour profile is sweet as well, with an interesting meaty smokiness rolled up in here. Lots of sugars left in this one. Medium bitter finish helps dry out the palate a little and keeps this from becoming cloying. Not the most complex impy, but a tasty beverage nonetheless.
highibus (682) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black with nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malt. Roasted bitterness is first present. No real alcohol. Well hidden. Lingering between sweetness. Decent, not what I remember though.