Chaneybr (52) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this one a few years ago when the distribution was widespread in DC and Virginia. I was shopping at a great beer store in Annapolis and found a 6er of this. The bottles were a bit dusty, but I figured since this is a style of beer that ages well, that might actually be a good thing:
Ap: Pours out thick, oily, and with absolutely no head. Carbonation is a bit on the low side.
Ar: Grapes? Not a really strong aroma, and almost like a faint chocolate wine. Okay..
T: The chocolate, dark fruit, and cinnamon afterburn are all there, but the body seems kind of thin. The aftertaste is not fulfilling and seemed a taddy watery.
P: Not boozy at all, pretty thick, and no glass lacing. Pretty solid mouthfeel.
O: Good to average overall. Nothing really memorable about this RIS.
katrinaez (778) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing scent of coffee, creme vanilla and nuts. Blackish brown red. Bitter ending in taste. Nice full mouth and deep rich taste. Bottle.
mstrcrwly (782) - New York, USA - NOV 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle poured into a snifter..opaque with a fluffy tan head..aroma of chocolate,
coffee,roasted nuts,vanilla..tastes of chocolate and coffee..roasty...medium
evergreen0199 (2576) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine, North Miami, Florida, USA. A black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Roasty, malty, coffee, dark fruit aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, coffee, dark fruit, slightly sweet. Decent imperial stout.
Zakoon (370) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle enjoyed @ home, thanks to nofunsally. Pours black with a firm beige head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, salty liquorice, charcoal, coffee, caramel, soy sauce and a bit chalky. Flavour is medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium bodied, too thin texture, soft carbonation. Finish is surprisingly bitter and one-dimensional.
Enjoyit (3669) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of roasted malt, coffee, liqurice, bitter and dry. A flavor roasted malt, liqurice, coffee, bitter and a nice oily texture.
nealblind (1284) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour dark brown big head. Aroma char, cherry twizzlers, oaty grains. Sweet, soy sauce, charcoal roasts. Palate is a little watery. Packs plenty of flavorful punch though.
malthopyeast (6) - - AUG 28, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
just a gorgeous imperial stout. it has everything. don’t like the label too much, but the beer...this is one of the great ones.
jsporrer (216) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown almost black with a creamy tan head. Nice roasted malt aroma. Light carbonation. Slightly oily and creamy texture. Strong lingering roasted flavor. Somewhat bitter finish but not too harsh. Descent Imperial stout but pretty one dimensional flavor. Not bad but not as good as it could be.
DWestrick (519) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap. Not sure how this evaded me over the years. this is a fantastic imperial stout. about as good as it gets in this style
Mark_Eck (1273) - - AUG 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee.