RateBeer
overall
100
98
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1277   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Creamy and full-bodied, with a complex character from generous amounts of roasted, toasted, and caramel malts. For those who demand flavor, this is the perfect libation. Bronze Medal winner 2003 GABF, Gold Medal winner 2005 GABF.


3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
c1raider (87) - New York, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Slightly sweet, malty, whisky barrel, vanilla, an absolutely wonderful beer. I only wish the finish was better, taste dampers off quickly with a strong abv ending. Would buy again

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (2457) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep black color. Sweet boozy flavor. Hints of chocolate and vanilla . Malty excellent example of an imperial stout

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clownoisseur (364) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2015
12 oz bottle poured to snifter. Sits black, very thin tan head caps the beer. Aromas of char, toasted, dark fruit, molasses and a wafting alcohol. Taste is nicely balanced anise, coffee...with hints of bitter baker;s chocolate, dark fruit, caramel/toffee....some molasses and vanilla push some sweetness towards the back and allow for some hops to swoop in on a bitter finish. Good stuff, if not a bit "safe" for my tastes! Ha!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9135) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle Coffee, light wood ash, cocoa malt, and alcohol aroma. Dark brown with large tan head. Sweet chocolate malt, coffee ground, and moderately bitter herb and ash flavor. Decent body. Good but not very complex.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nathan30533 (904) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Great beer. This beer really doesnít have anything thatís a miss. Itís caramel malt really shines through. Itís tasty and smooth and a great overall ale. Dark pour with a brown/white head. Good lacing. I have had this and the bourbon barrel aged version and truly prefer this one. Enjoy my friends.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Pours a glass coating black with a thin lacing of head. Roasted and charred malt with chocolate and earthy aromas. Chocolate, roasted malt, nutty, earthy taste. Very good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lectvay (189) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 6, 2014
A great extra from jsquire. This is a dark liquid, quite an aroma of intense coffee and dark chocolate. A little sweet, with a serious bite of bitter roastiness. Some alcohol burn. Very nice imperial stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (2061) - - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle. Jet black and oily with a thin khaki head. Aroma and taste are roasty, chocolate and a bit of dark fruit. Thick oily mouthfeel. Prett good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7227) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"via trade with Cory. 2010 batch. lots of roasty toasty aroma and flavor. a little chocolate, licorice, coffee, and a present but slight hoppiness. pretty smooth at 9.7% though more tingly than the Fat Dog. overall, a nice beer, but not one that blew me away as i was hoping it would."

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrana (590) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Sweet with some nice brown sugar and slight coffee notes. I can see why people like this one so much.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 » 128


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50