chinchill (4327) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle served in a Belgian snifter. $5.50 at Total Wine.
Bottle released considerable pressure when the cap was unsealed, suggesting it might gush, but it was well behaved. It did raise a very tall head in the pour. This reduced to a complete top coat fairly quickly.
A cross between a Belgian strong, a Belgian stout and a RIS, the Belgian character is particularly evident in the aroma. No points deducted for style: this is delicious and, besides, the "Imperial Stout" on the label may be due to the US distributor. Very good balance and complexity.
jbruner (4108) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2016
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2016 Pours a hazy dark brown from the bottle, not like a stout at all. Aroma and taste of sweet caramel malt and fruit Belgian esters. Wtf is this shit. Not an imperial stout at all. Opened two bottles and both equally horrible.
imdownthepub (13389) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 330ml aged 8 years, donated by Fin, cheers. Black with short lived head. Big, heavy Imperial Stout, there are molasses to the fore along with a sticky dates type flavour. Barley sugar in the yeasty notes, heavy tarry and earthy flavours. Coffee dregs. Rather an unusual result with this one through the ageing.
Leafs93 (2126) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roast, toffee, earthy and smoke. Taste is sweet with roast bitters. Medium bodied with thin mouth feel.
Brewhemia (208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This has to be the palest imperial stout I have seen so far. Looks more like a dark barley wine to me. Wow, and the aroma is really like a barley wine. Really yummie though, since I love barley wine. Rasins, prunes, caramel and the likes in the aroma. I like the taste as well though it seems a bit style confused. I like the maltiness that was present in the aroma as well, but I dont quite as much like the sourness it has to it. To me it doesnt really fit the maltiness. If I hadnít read the label I would have called this a barley wine.
JPDIPSO (5667) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper to umber in color with a giant, creamy, vanilla colored head. Solid sheet of lace. Toasted and acid dark malt scents. Hints of herbs and alcohol. As I pour the last of the bottle, some real sludge at the bottom of this one. Now its appearance is murky brown with fish food adrift. A smoky malt profile. Light and quite airy in feel. A savory brew, but not a dark roasted malt stout. This has more qualities of a either a traditional, Belgian strong or barley wine. Certainly has its complexities. Ok, perhaps a quad. I seem to be searching for more. Vinous towards the end. I find myself taking smaller quaffs to limit the overload. Perhaps I am not worthy, to steal a line from Stone. 2/10
Iphonephan (6253) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 33 cl bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with a thick bubbly tan head. Somewhat herbal nose. Flavors of caramel. Lots of carbonation. Slightly bitter finish.
BeerBaboon (1979) - FINLAND - APR 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with off-white head. Aroma is spicy and fructose (fruity, sugary). Flavour is roasted, sweet, fruity and dry bitter. Not very imperial stout -like.
BlackHaddock (6375) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
8th Feb 2015: bottle in Brugge. Dark brown pour with a full tanned head for a topping. My bottle gave off a semi-sour wine aroma and tasted similar: might have been skunked somewhere during itís life: canít believe Daisey would not have looked after it though. Yeasty, malty and that sourness. Scored objectively as I can.
kraddel (6369) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown, good white head. Smell is earthy, spices, green leaves. Taste is bit bitter ( green aspect) roasted malts , chocolaty, earthy in the back. Some spices. Slightly overcarbonated and too thin for 10 abv. Nice, chocolatty aftertaste. Some metalic maltyness