ineedbeer (1261) - 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
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 (90) - 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 (493) - 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 (1225) - - 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 (74) - 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 (1701) - 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 (1284) - 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 (27) - 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.