tourette (207) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasted on tap at Chuck's. For my palate, this is as good as it gets. More subdued than some of the other imperial stouts I've tried tonight. But incredibly complex and perfectly balanced. Almonds and hazelnuts. Coffee and toffee. Milky smooth. Jesus this is great beer.
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Itzjerm (1140) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very oaty... for alchol content more could be done. Much better Imperail stout exist out there. Easy drinking, thin head. dark mild beer very thick maybe to thick. I’ve had better in this realm.
_angst_ (2564) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bought through Brill & Co. Pours viscous brownish black with a small frothy and fizzy mocha head that quickly dissipates while leaving a tiny trace on the glass. Smell is sweet with roasted malts, roasted cereal, oatmeal cookies, hay, wood, banana bread, alcohol, dark roast coffee, cocoa powder, toffee and hints of burnt caramel. Taste is sweet, bitter and tiny sour with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, oatmeal cookies, banana bread, burnt caramel, toffee, salty liquorice candy, dark chocolate and charred wood. Mouthfeel is smooth, silky and medium to full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter and tiny sour with roasted malts, oatmeal cookies, banana bread, dark chocolate, sweetened dark roast coffee, burnt caramel and hints of salty liquorice candy. Smooth and pretty tasty…
Beersiveknown (2740) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at craft Brighton
Pours hazy dark mahogany with tan head, becomes a lacing with legs. Subdued chocolate nose. Very full bodied, rich smooth, almost syrupy chocolate sweetness, boozy warmth, rich roasted barley for a lingering finish. Some honey and increasingly alcohol forward as it warms and burnt toast.
COMRADEJOSH (287) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2013 hints of caramel taste of chocolate malt. not as smooth tasting as i would expect with oatmeal. taste more like a strong abby than a stout to me.
artmcd8 (1498) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Beermuda. Pours a deep brown with a light tan head. Aroma of roasted malts. Slight smoky flavor. Pretty smooth.
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Osprey87 (1367) - WALES - APR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2013 Keg. Black with a biege head. Big mouthfeel, potent rich oversweet coffee-ish up front with a dry finish. Good strong beer. ************ Keg again, half pint. Big pour. Same impression - syrupy coffee, soy.
charule (957) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Beermuda. Dark brown pour with tan head. Aromas of grain. Choco roasty malt flavor.
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle for $7.99. Oily Irish coffee and grain with a splash of booze aroma. Pitch black, no light gets through, brown head, no lacing, no foam residue moments after the pour. Flavor is a strange medley of soy, coffee, umami, oats, alcohol. Palate is thick bodied, pungent taste to nose effect. Overall, this is a big shouldered, big daddy. Clear your schedule for the rest of the night, because this one takes time to polish off.
Finhead (1147) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a small brown head. The aroma has a lot of chocolate with some light vanilla. It has a full, thick body with average carbonation. The taste is mostly bitter and roasted with a dry finish.