DrnkMcDermott (2988) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2005 Fresh bottle, Mar. 2004. This one is a bit drier and more astringent than the last batch I had. Still, itís not been aged that long. Iíll put some more down and see how it comes out later. Still at $8-9 for a sixer, a good price for any imperial.
2-year old bottle, tasted Nov. 2003. Very smoky, tobacco-y and dry. Not quite to style (though with a beer intended to age, itís hard to keep the flavor from changing) but an enjoyable brew. Extra points for its pleasantly unusual smell.
DuffMan (9018) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Radio Maria. Dark brown, Amber highlights. Weak profile overall, blackened malts with coffee and aniseed character, but notably weak and simple.
cgarvieuk (20415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in hotel room Orlando 2016.. Dark black... Thin tan lacing.. Soft dark chocolate roast malts nose... Dark chocolate roast... Soft mellow chocolate roast front..light bitter roast linger
ajnepple (4821) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz single bottle from Johnís Grocery. Black appearance with a lingering, lacy tan head. Aroma of chocolate malt, light roast and earthy hops. Similar flavor, rich, moderately sweet and mildly bitter. Medium body with a creamy feel. Fairly balanced and easy to drink overall.
akoeninger (631) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark with tan head. Roasty and sweet with hints of vanilla, chocolate. Slightly floral hops in finish. Straightforward with an approachable complexity. Drinkable, though dangerously so.
Troupis (201) - - JAN 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A highly drinkable stout. It's surprising given the ABV. Inoffensive yet complex. Straightforward and well-crafted. Mainstream but that makes it drinkable.
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Lemke10 (955) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours a dark brown/black color with a small head. The aroma is sweet and malty. The flavor sweet with hints of caramel and vanilla. Nice clean sweet finish. Weíll made and delicious.
Astrozombie (53) - Largo, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Coco coffee and malt aroma. Dark. Black with a surprisingly large tan head. Taste is a little thin but deep dark malt notes and bitter. Alcohol is a bit strong upfront
mfhennig (276) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a bottle, nice dark brown color, beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is mostly dark fruit, taste is similar. Overall this is ok at best. It just doesnít have the complicity of o great Imperial Stout.
Homer321 (3958) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at warrenville. Thick viscous black pour with a dark brown head. Good lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate with some licorice and tobacco. Taste is a dark cocoa luscious chocolate flavor with a light smoked tar note. Very thick and chewy. Dang good.
ryecatcher (1290) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Looks typical for the style, decent head retention. Nose is roast, cocoa, slight smoke. Mouth is a bit watery for the style, medium bitterness with not nearly enough lot of the necessary balancing sweetness. Tastes exactly like it smells. Another average beer from an average brewery.