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.
nealblind (1186) - 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 (151) - 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 (501) - 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 (1250) - - 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.
RickReallyBrew (75) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is an amazing whiskey barrel aged Imperial Stout. On par w the historic Breckenridge "well built", Epic "Big Bad Baptist", barrel aged Great Divide "Yeti" and Avery Russian Imperial Stout "Czar". Drink and enjoy!
GothGargoyle (1841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a light beige head. Aroma is chocolate, liquorice, fig, dates, prunes, molasses. Full bodied, slightly fruity on the palate, hint of roast and tannin in the finish. Taste is chocolate, pomegranate, prunes.
Scoobyluvshub (33) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Very dark with light brown head. Aroma is roasty, a bit of coffee. Tasted pretty good, coffee, roasty, earthy. smooth, can taste the alcohol a bit. All in all, a pretty good imperial stout.
jrodooo5 (1299) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mmm, an imperial w/out a lingering bitterness & exquisite mouthfeel! Beautiful black pour w/ a mocha head & a ring of lacing. The aroma is a little soft w/ some roasty notes. The flavor is complex w/ coffee, toffee, black liqourice, & a hint of chocolate. A delicious delight & so smooth on the palate - this is a very good beer!
perpetuitas (28) - Scarborough, Maine, USA - MAY 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A little boozy, six mos after release. Otherwise inky dark body and nice dark brown head, stout coats the glass! Great mouthfeel and nice lingering finish.
This is a well developed Imperial -- everything I expect and desire. :)