cexshun (99) - Portage, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark black. Very slight head, dark tan that stays for a wee bit. Creamy. Aroma definitely of chocolate. Can grab just a bit of hop aroma. Darker fruit, maybe cherries? Sweet chocolate right off the bat. Some coffee bitterness coming on at the end. Sweetish, almost like a sweet stout. Kind of thin malt for an Imp Stout. On the palate, this is silky smooth. Sadly, I think a bit of flavor may have been sacrificed to achieve this smoothness. Overall, not bad. A bit sugary and lacking that POW that imp stouts pride themselves in. Very drinkable. This would be a highly rated regular stout, but is an average imp stout. NEEDS TO BE BIGGER!
r1dermon (14) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
carbonation slightly prickly, nice roasty character, nose is rather weak, pours dark black, no transparency, head is 2 fingers middle of the glass pour, barely any lacing...
overall a nice stout.
DonMagi (5598) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2009
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle at chris_oís "smash Kookís granny tasting". Alround rating: Old sweat, my feet when iv bad athleats foot, frogs, glue and roast. Come now, oh my!
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
EBF NOTB. Not quite black in color witha tan head. A bit of a subdued aroma for an RIS- chocolate, roast are there. Taste: Roasted malt which gets a touch astringent, the body isnít quite as full as I like RISís to be- alcohol very prevalent though.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a murky brown body with ruby hues and a tan head. Huge bourbon and chocolate chalky and sweet with hints of coco and dark fruit. decent.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a thin tan head and black color. Aroma is dark fruit, dark malt. Taste is dark malt-ashy/some molasses, dark fruit, some hops bite. Nice. Full side of medium body.