herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Top notch version. Pitch black pour lets no light through. Thick, lasting cocoa colored head sits on top like a thick dollop of whipped cream. Huge roasted nose. Thick, creamy full bodied brew thats almost oily in nature. Flavor hints at cocoa and coffee. Sweet but nowhere near cloying. Just the right amount of bitterness hits in the finish with just a touch of alcohol. Very, very good.
GT2 (8509) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tap at Library Alehouse in Santa Monica, CA. Dark pour with medium coffee foam. Wispy lacing. Odd red apple nose, red apple skin, plastic, toilet. Taste is heavy red apple skin, heavy apple skin tannins, extremely mealy. Shockingly not good at all.
DedicatedToFun (2618) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Intense imperial stout, strong chocolate and coffee dark insane, get ready to rumble with this
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap in Brea. Rating #23. Finally getting to try this one after years of missing it. Dark black with a tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate and light coffee roast with an underlying sweetness. Flavor is dark chocolate and sweet roast, damn tasty. (2315)
Blairgus (2642) - California, USA - APR 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
5 apr 2012, tap at Taps. Black. Nose is huge espresso and tobacco. Med body and a tad fizzy. Really black coffee, tobacco, slight alcohol, very butter chocolate bitterness finish. Great.
presario (4652) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
black. Smells like a black velvet glove in the night. Alcohol and a rich velvet chocolate rum and alcohol pudding. Intense complex sweet tasty Well done hints of licorice
joeneugs (3324) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewery. It pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma is mostly dark chocolate, coffee, and alcohol. The flavor is a bit green with some sweet chocolate, caramel, and a roasted coffee finish with some strong notes of ethanol. The body seemed a bit weak.
That1Guy (1941) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Found a partial keg of this and tapped the bitch. Crushed with some bras at OB. Nice brew. Pours a kinda transparent black with a tan, very fluffy head. Pretty sweet and dark fruity brew. Very drinkable.
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a tan head that stays over a black body. Fruity, dark fruit, fig, chocolate, vanilla aromas. Sick lace. Flavors of chocolate, cocoa powder, vanilla, dark fruits, creme de menthe. Creamy carb.
JohnnyJ (4398) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Stone Bistro. Dark dark brown pour, very small tan head.. almost still, which I am sure is due to the hand pump. A lot of fruit in the aroma, with dark roasted malts. In the flavor the fruit is much more subtle, mostly cocoa, roasted malt, light smoke, and a touch of vanilla. Good, but a little thin for an imp stout.
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A: The pour is a very dark brown color with some ruby red highlights when held to the light.
S: The nose is primarily of roasted malt with a nice coffee aroma and some mild bitter chocolate.
T: The flavors mimic the nose for the most part. The roasted malt and coffee stand out the most. The beer has a strong taste of ethanol which really ruins it.
M: The body is on the thin side for an imperial stout. The carbonation is low, and appropriate, but the beer is hot on the tongue despite being only 8%.
D: The strong ethanol/solventy quality of the beer just about ruins it. I had a hard time drinking the few ounces of my tasting glass.