ineedbeer (1162) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is full of roast and smoke. This is one of those stouts that reminds you of smoked meat instead of a rich chocolate bar. Hints of leather and tobacco with some faint dark fruit ester notes. Pours a dark brown that doesn’t quite reach black with a thick mocha head that quickly recedes to the edges. Light lacing with medium legs. The roasted malt hits you right away in the flavor with some smoked meat notes as well as tobacco and leather. The flavor ha some raisin and cherry flavors to it and a bit of a chocolate note - more complex than the aroma. There is a bit of an stringency to this as well as a bit of an ashtray flavor. Bitterness is moderate and alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium low carbonation. There is a very silky smoothness to this beer. Astringency is moderate as is alcohol warmth. Overall an enjoyable change of pace from the super chocolatey stouts that I have been drinking lately. This would be amazing if they could tone down the astringency and ashtray character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
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 (1214) - 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 (22) - 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. :)
cwebb619 (1) - Alabama, USA - MAY 22, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
High alcohol content but not over powering. Earthy taste but not too bitter. Real easy to drink.
thome50 (1228) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - MAY 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with a fellow dad on a 4 year old’s play date. (Shoot me!) Pours a deep black with tan head. Aroma is coffee and licorice forward. Not overly sweet but definitely vanilla/barrel. Boost is right for a 12oz BA Imperial stout. Nice.
Habanero (3155) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a small, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark fruits, coffee and liquorice notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and slightly bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A great Impy. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Tonkun (1113) - New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Pitch dark pour. Chocolate, almond butter, coffee, licorice, cream. Creamy and silky. Sweet and milky until the spiciness kicks in. Smooth and so good. Wow
gam (3562) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark pour soft to medium carbonation beige head aromas dark chocolate caramel roasted coffee molasses and liquorice grain hint dried dark fruits the flavours roast coffee dark chocolate liquorice caramel medium roasted bitter taste dried fruits toasted goodness sweetness sits nicely on palate prune raisin syrup creaminess molasses bliss this stuff label aint bad either the finish best tastes sweetness roasted goodness lasting toasted bitter and creamy note a superb imperial stout
coachd (285) - Missouri, USA - MAR 13, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. I love this imperial stout because it doesn't go overboard on the coffee, roast or licorice flavors. All of those are there but it is well in the background. Up front is good old alcohol heat, oak and bourbon. My kind of stout.
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RRistow12 (413) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a black with thick beige head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel and a little vanilla. Taste is dark chocolate and coffee with hints of vanilla. Caramel and toffee as well. Very smooth and pretty full bodied. Moderate sweetness and mild bitterness. Not as drying on the palate as some imperial stouts. Overall a very tasty imperial stout.
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