Atom (1117) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Have had this lots and finally going to rate it. On tap at Blue Nile, pours a dark brown/black with a large tan head. Aroma of chocolate and lots of citrus and piney hops. Taste is moderately sweet chocolate malt(shake), bright bitter pine and citrus, caramel and toffee, with slight dry coffee on the finish with a little more bitter hops. Always love this fresh on tap, particularly nice and hoppy this year!
Hatred (1) - - NOV 1, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the first year I have had a chance to try this beer. I have to say I was completely blown away by the beer I consumed.
I have already purchased 4 more bottles to give to friends to share in the beergasm that this facilitates.
Petrucci914 (876) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Darkness Day 2013. Aroma is piney hops, light roasts and chocolate. Taste is much the same. Rather smooth but pretty hoppy for a RIS. I don’t really think it is worth the hype but the event is great. I’m going to age a few bottles and will update if need be.
mully262 (56) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at surly brewing. Very interesting beer. Hits your palate with sweet notes at the beginning and finishes with a coffee tone.
devman171 (497) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2013 2012 vintage, thanks chase! Aroma is huge roast and chocolate, taste is super rich and roast, a little sweet
Bacterial (832) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had this many many times but never rated it. Tap on Darkness Day 2013. This is the real deal. Big thick hoppy sweet smooth boozy. Boom.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the October 2013 3R6P gathering +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured thick, black and oily with a large creamy dark brown head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was sweet and toasty with notes of malted milk, cream and vanilla. The flavor was strong toasty malts, vanilla, marshmallow, malted milk and hints of anise, port wine, rum and raisin. Long toasty finish of vanilla, malted milk, anise and port wine. Thick, smooth and creamy body. Marvelous!
kathouse (721) - Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My new number one beer. The aroma on this beer alone is worth the effort to find it. Smooth roasted malts, vannilin, and a deep espresso flavor are followed by deep red fruits and a tad bit of sweetness. I will chase this beer across the country. Fantastic!
jkwood04 (2902) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a thick, lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, hints of coffee, and some light bitterness. Flavor the same with a nice maltiness but a little too sweet and too much fruitiness. Thick texture. A pretty good beer, but a little too sweet.
AskForJenny (1005) - Ontario, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2013 2010 750 ml - It was sweeter than I expected. Dark black poor, lace throughout. I miss some of the twists and turns I get with other Imperials.