HughConway (828) - Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Chocolate aroma, taste of chipotle chocolate with a bit of coffee. Smooth finish.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Rating #53. Black pour with a milk chocolate brown head. Light roast coffee aroma, dark chocolate. Bitter roast flavor, more coffee with a lingering bitterness. (2195)
SDalkoholic (2201) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Best Damn Beer Shop: Poured an evil dark black while a tan colored head formed on top only to retreat moments later. The nose is lush and robust with a rich aroma of perfectly roasted black malts with a hint of lactose to balance and sweeten the coffee presence. The drink is mind blowing with a bold delivery of roasted coffee bean and bitter sweet chocolate that mesh together in harmony. Also, in the finish there is a thick taste of roast coffee that just hits the spot and sends satisfaction signals to my brain. Prime example of what an Imperial stout should be. I’m sort of surprised it was brewed by Speak Easy, but I will be keeping my eye on future releases.
jazz88 (2577) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A dark brown to black color with a brown head that quickly laced. Strong chocolate, mild coffee, and caramel with a nice dry roasted finish with lingering sweetness.
nickd717 (3594) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pi Bar. Big, intense looking black pour with a thick one-finger tan head. Interesting aroma of roast, dark chocolate, anise, oak, and bourbon. The flavor is slightly sweet and slightly bitter with dark chocolate, molasses, bourbon, earth, and licorice. Full bodied with average carbonation for the style and a slightly tannic mouthfeel. Some boozy warmth. Fills you the hell up. Solid effort from Speakeasy.
gnoff (8112) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Rattle ’N’ Hum, as part of a flight of beers, on January 29, 2012
Black color, brown head. Sweet, coffee, honey scent. Sweet, spicy, green peppers, coffee taste. Sweet, coffee aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
BrewBoxer (2320) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Deep black. Light coffee, cappachino head lasting and slowly fading. Tasye is sweet, bitter and boozy all in one. Coffee, cocolate and vanilla too
bb (7133) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Blackish beer with a brown head. Chocolate and light roast aroma. Chocolate and coffee flavor with light roast. Fuller bodied. Chocolate and light roast lingers with coffee and light vanilla.
Sammy (9189) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Ginger Man. Good drinkabilty, looks and aromas yet not an exceptional RIS. Smooth drinker, licorice, big head and lacey.
tympanic (168) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yummy! Roasty! Malty! Expensive! This growler from Whole Foods pours oily black with a light tan head. I appreciate an imperial stout that isn’t afraid to bear its boozy breath.