Sissio (1126) - Orsenigo, ITALY - NOV 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brown/red, cappuccino head
Riped ananas and tropical fruit, caramel, malts, rum
Sweet, slightly bitter finish, astringent
Toffee, sweet licorice, riped tropical fruit
Headbanger (3720) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle 10/29/13 (Binny’s Naperville)-58° in English Pint-Pours black with ruby tints. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, malt, and spices. Taste of the same with a bit of a sweetness. This medium bodied brew was a bit different but not bad.
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dunkelbraun, aroma nach kaffe, geröstetem malz, etwas fruchtig, geschmack leicht schokolade, röstmalz, angenehme bittere
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Niko100 (2529) - Chicago, 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 (296) - 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 (1013) - 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 (1534) - 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 (772) - - 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 (1002) - 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 (3336) - 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.