Niko100 (1974) - Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown/cider color; Medium body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, dark fruit, some floral, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, dark fruit, hops, chocolate, and spice; Flat carbonation; Overall, kinda of interesting - but just decent for me.
fidemaster (281) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rich dark black. It has a sweet raisin and sugar aroma. It has an interesting combination of milk, raisins, and sugar. finishes a bit dry, and a touch bitter. It has a watery complexion. Overall it was ok, but I am not a big fan of raisins.
TheJvd (824) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy brown with a medium tanned head. Aroma has caramel, roasted malts, dark fruits and some chocolate. Taste has chocolate, roasted malts and some smoke. Medium body, bit high carbo.
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel and fruit. Taste is pretty sweet and a little sour, medium body, thin for a stout. Ok.
samsmith33 (367) - - AUG 31, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown appearance...thin looking in the pour. Very light carbonation. Toasted barley aroma, beef stew, carrots, onions, potatoes. Taste is caramel, and more of the beef/barley flavors from the aroma. Label says imperial stout, and while I can feel the alcohol in the "imperial", its too thin to be called a stout in my book. Maybe something was lost in translation.
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark, near-black brown with a huge loose head - waaay over-carbonated! Aroma of prunes, iron, light funk, kind of sickly sweet. Light coffee flavour, sweet malt, metallic hop finish. Thin, watery body and over-carbonated. It got better as it warmed, and might taste better a bit stronger or with more body.
Elwood (3046) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Serving: 330 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. it pours a light cola color. It took a somewhat aggressive pour to get a small, light tan head. The nose is unusual. Prune, chocolate, a slight vegetal note I can’t quite place (cooked carrots maybe?). There is a lot going on spice wise, almost reminding me of a Christmas candle. The light chocolate notes come through, but barely. Calling this an imperial stout as the label does is a misnomer. Really thin for a stout (much less for an Impy). Oily, filmy mouthfeel that I don’t really care for. This one didn’t blow me away.
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours dark with thin light tan head and some lace, aroma is light chocolate, bread, earthy. medium body, sweet, dry and sticky finish
Gerbeer (1721) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with full tan head. Aromas of cocoa powder, heavily roasted malt, raisins, and copper piping. Flavors of roasted malts, light chocolate, light cooked vegetables, and tobacco. Lighter body than I expected. A tad thin and metallic.
laiti (5597) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 07.05.2011
Aroma has very roasted malt, some fruity notes and spices. Flavour is somewhat sour with too roasted malt, some fruity notes and herbs. Sour and too roasted – that combination just doesn’t work. Feels actually like a Belgian stout.