KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a murky pitch black with a large (2-3 finger) rocky light brown head that lasted throughout and had excellent streaky lacing.
The aroma was definitely intense with a strong dark roasted bread malt and a mildly sweet leathery yeast that had notes of dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, and a mild caramel sweetness with just a hint of alcohol.
It tasted fantastic to say the least, it started with a mild sweetness that had hints of caramel and coffee, then progressed into a bitter-sweet coffee flavor with the finish having a strong presence of dark chocolate. The flavor was left lingering for a nice long time after the swallow letting everything meld together and settle in rather nicely on the palate.
Mouthfeel was tremendously full in body and very creamy in texture, yet slightly watery at the end with a moderately soft carbonation.
Overall a superior Imperial Stout that left the flavor lying on the taste buds for a decent duration, allowing a full enjoyment of all the components of this extremely tasty brew.
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 (1192) - 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 (3080) - 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 (1039) - 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 (3518) - 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 (268) - 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 (391) - 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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GranvilleTim (1767) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black pour with a thin brown head. Aroma is dark fruits, char, and vanilla. Taste is creamy, dark fruit, vanilla, and a little char in the finish. Alc. well hidden amongst all the flavors.
TheCaptMatey (179) - Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a black colour with a thing caramel head that left thin lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel with a hint of alcohol. Flavor is a nice dark malt balance and vanilla with a sweet waming finish. Full bodied brew with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Enjoyable all the way through.
kraddel (4492) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Side by side with the BBA . Pours black . Good grey head . Smell is roasty , bit boozy , very malty .
Taste is coffee, roasted malts, oat , bit bitter . Some oats . Very nice