DrJekyllMrEric (8) - San Antonio Pero Aqui, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Every time I see this beer I purchase at least one bottle, something in my mind tells me it was good the last time i had it. As I begin to drink it I reconsider my decision, the tastes come on harsh and finish rough...but there’s a clean aftertaste that forces one more drink. Once your through half a bottle the 10.6 apv loosens you up and let’s you enjoy the full flavor of the beer. What was once harsh and rough is now flavorful and smooth. If you’re lucky enough to have bought two bottles you may not make it through the second especially if you’ve warmed up with other imperials. More often than not i’ll wake up with half a bottle in the freezer the next morning. Great beer that deserves respect, not as flashy a name as arrogant bastard but much better tasting for those with a palate for stouts.
GRM (2939) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass, 4-ounce, draught, during the Mondial de la bière, savoured on June 11 2014; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of beige head, light lacing; nose: roasted barley, resinous hops, light burnt barley, malt, light caramel; mouth: roasted barley, burnt barley, resinous hops, quite dry finale in resinous hops with presence of roasted barley, full body, average carbonation, quite bitter, harsh texture; overall: fine
Verre, 4 onces, en fût, lors du Mondial de la bière, savourée le 11 juin 2014; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, houblon résineux, léger orge brûlée, malt, léger caramel; bouche : orge torréfiée, orge brûlée, houblon résineux, finale très sèche en houblon résineux avec présence d’orge torréfiée, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, pas mal amère, texture rugueuse; en résumé : bien
Unde (338) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black beer with a fluffy cinnamon coloured head on top. Aroma has lots of roasted malts, salty licorice, herbs and hints of alcohol. Taste is so good! There is salty licorice, roasted coffee, heavy roasted malts and some herbs. Body is thick and oily and there is just enough carbonation to make the oily body a smooth and awesome on the palate. A really good Imperial Stout from Stone.
dbhenry (120) - El Paso, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a beer of extremes: extremely heavy body (and very high alcohol content), extremely dark, caramelized malt, and very high hoppiness. It is more like taking medicine than drinking a beer. All the elements are very high quality, but it is just too over-the-top to be an enjoyable drinking experience.
VastActiv (2657) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0.665l from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Enjoyed at Nivala. 2014 Release. Colour is black with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavors: Coffee, dark chocolate, some spices and roasted malts.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone Lumia 625
allmyvinyl (2941) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh... thought I’d done this before... Pours black, thin tan head. Chocolate and coffee on the aroma, same on the taste, but a bit thin, surprisingly thin. Bit disappointed.
Pilgrim_211 (4) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
My friend Mike hyped this one up so much that I thought it wouldn't live up to all the fuss, but it definitely didn't let me down. It's one of my favorites period.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Stuu666 (1736) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black, lots of chocolate, liquorice, dry roasted malts, coffee. Quite thin and disappointing on keg - 3.5. Bottles gets the 4.3.
aenima (245) - Askim, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasty aroma of chocolate and coffee. The taste is similar. Balanced finish. Maybe a little to balanced and boring.
arnold931 (457) - Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Third Base. Make sure you let this warm up first. Pours deep brown with huge tan head. Nose is chocolate and coffee. Taste is delicious chocolate with some coffee bitterness in the aftertaste.
hackobock (1202) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 2013 version. Black with a one inch dense brown head. Aroma is milk chocolate, dark bitter chocolate, licorice, vanilla, coffee. Taste is sweet licorice and milk chocolate in the background with a dark roasted bitterness growing and finish is medium bitter roasted with a sweet milky note. Texture is sticky, medium bodied.