Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at The Rake august 2011. Black beer with a medium creamy tanned head. Sweet, chocolate, milky, licorice, brown sugar aroma. Oaky, chocolate, licorice flavour.
drewbeerme (3907) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, aged 4 years. Pours black tan head nose chocolate roasty, raisin, ash, soy, flavors are bitter sweet chocolate, soy raisin, caramel, silky body. age as improved this from what I recall.
JPDurden24 (1664) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black pour with a tan head. Plenty of dark chocolate and roast in the aroma with nice bittersweet flavor as the name suggests. It was shared from a friends cellar and was very good.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured an opaque black color with a lasting brown head. Smelled of dark chocolate, anise, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and molasses. Medium bodied with fleeting delicate sugars replaced by mild to moderate bitterness and a kick warming, sharp alcohol. Chocolate liqueur, cinnamon, and dark fruit flavors.
TheAlum (6428) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle shared by drewbeerme. Thanks, bud. Pours a rich blackish opaque pour with ruby brown glow on the edges, touches of glow, rich haze and frothy tannish head that dies to a small ring, laces small. Aromas are rich cocoa and dark fruit cherries and plum, roasty malts, caramel, toffee. Rich malty elements, gentle touches of oatmeal sweetness, toast, caramel. Richer dark fruit comes forward. Initial is richer, a firm heavier medium body with good bitter cocoa, touches of orange rind, toffee, toast, and some biscuits. Thicker a bit with some dryness, touches of dark fruit, black cherries, with rich dark fruit and cocoa. Touches of orange rind. Finish offers a touch of dryness, some tootsie roll, richer black cherry and dark fruit influence pans out. Solid, but not necessarily my thing. Rich dark fruit element.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bottle consumed on 10/30/10. Reviewed from notes. Poured into a goblet-style glass. Pours a dirty, muddy deep brown/black with about a half-inch of dark mocha head. Some lace left behind. The nose is full of creamy chocolate, roasted malts, fresh coffee. Everything is still bold and pronounced. Great smell.
The mouth is perfectly silky and smooth. Decent amount of carbonation backing, even after 2 years. Excellent finish. The flavors meld well with notes of milk chocolate, coffee, and a bit of a vinous twang on the back end. The oatmeal really adds a smooth creamy dimension that fits this beer wonderfully. I’m glad I was able to try this. Great beer!
mikem409 (1891) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks Colin! Pours pitch midnight black with great tan head can’t believe this is 4 years old. Atoms of chocolate on chocolate. Very chewy oatmeal mouth feel love it
Enjoyit (3623) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of liqurice, salt, bitter, prunes, weak sweets and chocolate. A flavor of prunes, chocolate, bitter, sweets, roasted malt and some alcohol in the finish.
Camons (8032) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Timbers, Denver. Thanks to Aaron for holding on to this one for me. Pours black with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, hints of caramel, oat, light smoke. Taste is malty, rich dark chocolate,sweet slightly dark fruit, bitter orange, port, oat. Medium body, soft carbonation, lasting bitter sweet chocolaty finish. 280212
djd07 (6487) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark brown with tan head. The aroma is chocolate and roasted malts. Thin mouthfeel with a syrupy chocolate and light roast. Easy to drink a very impressive Imperial stout.