FatWater (19) - Martinez, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Happy, happy, HOPPY! Wow, this one really surprised me. I was expecting a sto it, but this is more like a black double IPA. Damn good! Aroma is hoppy, and malty all at the same time. Appearance is black with a thick, long lasting tan head, that leaves a moderate lacing. Taste is of chocolate, caramel, nougat, snickers bar, charcoal, cinnamon, clove, and hops...lots of hops. Palate is thick and creamy, not much carbonation. Overall this is an epic beer that really lives up to the name, a great strong beer to have a HAPPY ENDING to your night of drinking!
Imaena (1630) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and Draught. This is a decent mid priced impy that delivers big flavor. A little hoppier than i like.
El_Jefe (62) - - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stouty mcstouterson. I expected some more out of this, but it was a fine stout and it was very drinkable
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frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color topped a big frothy tan head. Aroma is a big whiff of cascade hops with just a hint of dark malts in the background. Flavors of semi-sweet chocolate and roasted barley give way to citrus laden hops. Hoppy bitterness and hints of coffee in the finish. Not bad, but hoppy stouts arenít really my thing.
horto008 (152) - Alabama, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Outstanding. Apple and fruit initially, coffee, leather, smoke, and lots of it later. Laces the glass, thick enough for a normal "stout" designation (versus imperial, etc) but missing a little bit of the silkiness that would make this in my top 10 (possibly blame the bottle). Wax on the bottle was a pain in the ass, but itís forgiven because of the beer. Flavors linger for minutes and the alcohol wasnít present. Glad I found this.
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bottle---> tulip. Pours jet black with a nice khaki head that disappears quickly. Aroma is coffee grounds and citrus. Taste is actually pretty nice citrus with a hint of roast and licorice. Quite thin on the tongue (a constant gripe with Sweetwater beers) not at all what you want in a stout. Overall, it would be a great black IPA, but if they are gonna call this an Imperial Stout, they swung and missed.
geologyguy (492) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Only had 2oz worth at world beer festival January 2013 Columbia,SC,, porter-esque
Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with khaki head. Aroma is roasted malts and somewhat hoppy. Taste is quite hoppy an roasty with some small stout characteristics hidden in there a bit. More like a black IPA than an impy. Mouthfeel is much lighter than I expected. Smooth and very drinkable.
maxwelldeux (2713) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Holy crap this is interesting... Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a moderate tan head. Nose is actually remarkably hoppy, like a black IPA. Taste has some bitterness to it with some roasting and a bit of an alcohol flavor underneath. Really interesting beer.
ansermadide (1408) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2013 This imperial stout is black, but almost looks slightly brown as it drains and has a thin, dense light-brown colored head. It smells like a fresh plant, with a slightly soured dark malt underlayment. Itís extremely smooth in the mouth, and really kinda hard to describe the flavor. Itís warm, seems aged, but dull, smooth, perhaps softened by some wood. HmmÖ itís so complex I donít know how to describe it outside of smooth, dark, and slightly German. Why German? I have no idea. Itís very nice, but I kinda hoped for more.