bpar73 (908) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2014 Sample at Suds on the Shore festival. Dark pour with lots of roasted coffee and chocolate in the aroma and taste. Enough hops to make it interesting.
drowland (7815) - Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
7/3/13. 12oz bottle thanks to breau. Black pour with a huge tan head that fizzes away fast. Some dark fruits, coffee, and chocolate in the aroma. Surprisingly light flavor with some coffee, chocolate, and dark fruits. Thin body and SUPER overcarbonated. I’m not sure if just overcarbed or a little infected. Not great either way.
jsquire (4097) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer with only the barest of a slick of brown bubbles for a head. Nose of molasses and chocolate. This has the oily mouthfeel that a good Impy stout should have, if not the thick body. Molasses sweetness with toffee, chocolate, ripe pit fruit, toasted grains and a very present grass hop tone. This is a solid stout.
umich03jm (3385) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a medium sized fizzy head that quickly fades. Aroma is sour fruit and black licorice. Taste is the same. Very sweet at first and then incredibly sour in the finish. Either this is an infection or a really poorly brewed beer. I’ll buy another one in a few months that hopefully will taste different.
BazookaJoe (274) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a thin white head. First taste is of chocolate milk. Starts off strong but finishes weak.
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zeilinger70 (3) - Bay CIty, USA - APR 11, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
If you are a stout lover, than you cannot pass this up. The chocolate flavor is top notch!
wyseman3 (10) - Freeland, USA - APR 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark, thick and full of Roasted coffee and chocolate. Dark thick head. Very tasty!
u080088 (4) - Bay City, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid Russian Imperial Stout. Dark, smooth, with hints of chocolate, roast, coffee and some burnt toast. A real winner.
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a nice dark color with a tan foamy head that leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is almost fizzy with some coffee and roasted notes. Flavor is average with some roasted malt, coffee, chocolate notes and finishes with a smooth bitterness. Mouthfeel is light carbonation is average. Overall a decent beer which I probably would not buy again.
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pretty raw. I imagine that the smoothness this might gain from aging would greatly benefit this beer. Not un-enjoyable, but this is a style of beer I generally expect to enjoy immensely.