Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 23, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle from NYbeer, huge thanks Steven. Dark black pour with a thin tan head. Very floral, grainy, very nice. Slightly bitter, coffee, bitter dark chocolate, this is pretty damn tasty.
jbeatty (850) - New York, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 2013 vintage, thanks to Ryan, 12/01/2013. Pours black, dense frothy tan head with great retention, sticky lacing left behind. Aroma is earthy chocolate, condensed milk, coffee beans, dark fruity finish. Taste is dark chocolate with sweeter fruity overtones, cherry licorice and hoppy, bitter roast, bit of char with hint of smoke, caramel/fruit notes lingering in the finish. Thick body, rich and chewy. Complex, tasty brew- great RIS.
dctriman (57) - USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good. Slightly overrated IMO. Probably could have used some age. 2013 vintage.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle served in a Southampton oversized snifter. Big thanks to cosmicevan for throwing the guy my way. Bottle #281/450, 2013 vintage.
A: Pours a dark black color with a dark mocha head forming on the pour. Very nice retention as it recedes to a thick head and collar. Sticky lace left down the glass.
S: Nice roasted malts, some char and some dark fruit. Creamy, bready malts with some light cocoa and coffee bean notes as well. Some sweet molasses on the back end as well.
T: Nice roasted malts with a slight hint of char. Coffee grounds with some dark chocolate. Some sweet boozy notes mixes with some molasses and a little bit of dried bitterness on the finish.
M: Medium to heavy bodied with a nice drinkability. Medium carbonation trending towards the lower end of the spectrum. Smooth finish.
O: A really nice stout. Lots of char and chocolate with a nice sweetness form the alcohol to cut it. Not the most hidden booze for ~10%, but it doesn’t detract from the overall drinkability of the beer.
Serving type: bottle
charule (612) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Voodoo barrel release thanks to stakem. Light vanilla choc aroma. Choc bitter taste. Killer
ReggieDunlap (2795) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a thick mocha head. Aroma has some slightly boozy dark fruit, notes of tobacco and molasses. Flavor follows suot and adds great smokey/charred notes and bitter dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is full and creamy with a bold, roasty finish that lingers and warms nicely. This is a helluva impy stout.
Minderbinder (1320) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 750ml .
Pours black with low beige head. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malt, fruits, bread, toffee, caramel. Taste is of chocolate, roasted malt, alcohol, caramel. Palate: Full bodied. Sticky mouthfeel. Overall: Very nice. Serious beer.
mathieuc (729) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by tom10101, thanks a lot! Pours a really, really dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, some sweetness. Taste is nicely roasted with a good sweetness (but not too much). Full bodied with a restrained carbonation (good). Great beer!
czar (3341) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
extra @ cascade + upright tasting sessions - ’coz we’re porks. pours very dark brown with small beige cap, some retention and lacing. cherries, roasted malts, mushrooms, soy, hint of smoke, bourbony and other interesting woodsy notes without it being barrel-aged (or is it?).. moderate to soft carbonation, medium body - oily, nice fruity cherries-peppery finish. most enjoyed it!
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Tom10101, thanks a lot! Pour is black with beige head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malts, caramel, coffee, vanilla. Taste is roasted malts, fruity, caramel, coffee, vanilla, nice sweetness. Silky mouthfeel. Frull body and nice carbonation. Good drinkability. Very nice RIS.
tom10101 (1847) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750 ml). 2010 vintage. From Pier-Luc, thanks! Black with a small to medium beige head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, cherries, molasses and vanilla. Taste is slightly to moderately sweet (really not that much for an RIS) with fruity notes, roasted malt, molasses, caramel, vanilla and light woodiness. Light bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium body. Good carbonation. Slightly dry mouthfeel. Interesting Imperial Stout that is complex, but also not too heavy and quite drinkable for the style. Nice fruity profile.