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.
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 (92) - 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 (1226) - - 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.