Sammy (9553) - Toronto, Ontario, - JUN 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bold stout, well hopped. Great stuff. Nuf said. Black, above average mouthfeel. Addictive drinkability.
GRM (3305) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass, 12 ounces, draught, nitro version, drunk at Binny’s, savoured on September 28 2014; eye: black, opaque, nice creamy beige head, good lacing; nose: coffee, roasted barley, vanilla, slight caramel; mouth: coffee, roasted barley, vanilla, slight caramel, alcohol, alcohol warmth, hops, final in coffee with presence of vanilla, full body, average carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly sweet, silky texture; overall: quite fine
Verre, 12 onces, en fût, version nitro, bue chez Binny’s, voyage à Chicago, savourée le 28 septembre 2014; œil : noire, opaque, belle mousse beige crémeuse, bonne dentelle; nez : café, orge torréfiée, vanille, très léger caramel; bouche : café, orge torréfiée, vanille, très léger caramel, alcool, chaleur d’alcool, houblon, finale en café avec présence de vanille, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement amère, légèrement sucrée, texture soyeuse; en résumé : bien bon
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
This chocolate brownie of an Imperial Stout also steps into caramel, oatmeal and roasted coffee territories for a pleasurable dessert experience.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam dwindles to a ring atop the brown-edged black.
-Alcohol doesn’t really appear in the flavor profile.
-That is one mighty delicious grain bill.
-This one’s begging for a thick steak.
-Mouthfeel is prickly yet sweet. Could be a bit tighter on that front.
-This is not an Impy which tries to overwhelm the senses. It’s just pure dark malt goodness.
djd07 (6058) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is roasted malt and chocolate. Medium mouth with similar flavor to nose, nice sweet malt, raisin and light smoke finish, very good.
ICEatALAMO (1132) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First love the name +1. The pour is dark. The aroma is is sweet malt. The taste is a full flavored stout. Nice drinking.
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andyhwcinc (1657) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased at West Lakeview Liquors in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home on a rare open Saturday night. Appearance is thick pitch black with a nice moderate tan head. Aroma is rather complex, nice notes of coffee, rich chocolate, licorice, hazelnut, lactose, smoke, really nice. Taste is very good, like a boozy chocolate brownie, huge chocolate and lactose flavor with smokey notes, light licorice, just really well done. One of my new favorite Chicago breweries.
Nickls (1979) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Jet black with a khaki head. Citrus hops and burlap, smoke and chocolate roasty aromas. Flavor is similar but brings in some figs, smokey, toast and chocolate, medium to heavier velvety body.
Damico (2904) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours thick dark murky brownish black with some yeast sediment for sure. Aroma is delicious bringing smoky coffee, rich dark roasted liqueur-like malts, and dark chocolate brownie. Flavor is rich as well, but not as clean as the aroma, bringing roasted chocolate malts big on the palate settling with some sweet malts of the same flavor.
anthony850 (362) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great full flavor with just the right amount of alc.
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ibrubeer (194) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Archer Liquors, Chicago. Aroma is a little sweet, bit of molasses and licorice. Jet black color, with dark tan head and very little lacing. Little sweetness, and medium bitterness. Full bodied. Overall, a very good imperial stout.
AWISLguy (1762) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Puerto Rico Food & Wine, batch 139. Pours black with a brown head leaving some spotty lacing. Aroma has roast and chocolate and caramel. Some lactose and light molasses show through later in the glass. Taste is of sweet caramel, simple sugar, bakers chocolate, some espresso, a touch of nut and a touch of lactose. Medium to full bodied, with some alcohol. Finishes quite balanced with a lot of bitterness and a lot of sweetness. This might be a bit raw yet - and some age may mellow out the cane sugar presence that kicks in on occasion. Overall, pretty solid and tasty. 14.4