davidm (2046) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 12, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Chocolate, vanilla, coffee, rum. Syrupy palate. Sweet with bitter notes. Great example of a great style.
tfontana (500) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2016 Bottle pour from Wally’s. Aroma is rich roasted maltiness, dark fruits, cocoa and light anise. Appearance is opaque black with ring of light brown head, trace lacing. Taste is strong dark fruits, sweet roasted malts, cocoa, some alcohol. Almost ash aftertaste (but pleasantly so). Palate is medium bodied with creamy texture and average carbonation with late lively zing; finish is balance of sweet and bitter. Overall, very good but not the flirting-with-perfection, heavy, totally decadent treat I was expecting from a Top 50 beer. Definitely better as it warms.
1600Eman (11) - Dundee, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is malt, chocolate and mild alcohol. Light carbonation. Pours black, light head, very little lacing. Taste is toffee, licorice, chocolate and dark fruits. Nice oily mouthfeel and a dry bitter finish. Would prefer slightly less bitterness but a great Imp
Niko100 (2554) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich dark brown/black color; Heavy creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, coffee, & chocolate; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, coffee, caramel/vanilla, dark fruit (notably prunes), and dark chocolate; Warm finish; Nicely balanced; Very good.
LLaurin (221) - Motala, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice appearance with black and dark tanned head. Coffee and cocoa bean on the taste and also on palate. Dry taste although with alcoholic sweetness but not taking over hand. Finish is mighty and longlasting
pjoo (26) - FINLAND - JAN 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma thin but complex. Taste very robust and balanced, with perfect mouthfeel.
madchemist83 (239) - USA - JAN 19, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Almost 3 years old. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, caramel and molasses. A bit of alcohol as well. Pours dark brown with small head that quickly dissapears. Very smooth, taste of coffee and roasted malts. Finish is on the dry side with a perfect balance. Age it and you’ll see the difference.
jc1762 (553) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a taster showing pitch black center with coffee brown rims with no head.
The nose shows roasted malts and ground coffee.
The palate is well carbonated and medium bodied. Flavors of light roasted malts and a light sweetness throughout. Light bourbon notes and a
bourbon-like, vanilla finish.
wrlangin (107) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very enjoyable and drinkable. Well balanced between roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Very balanced.
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nerdboy19 (171) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s not surprising, but very decent, well-made imperial stout. Full of black malt’s character.