ineedbeer (1366) - 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
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.