jhp40219 (145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2013 12oz bottle courtesy of Hop filter. Pours black with a slight reddish hue when held to light. Nice 2 finger head that has a good retention and leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma of pine, caramel, roasted malts, citrus, liquorice, and grapefruit. Taste is roasted malts up front with a nice pine, wood, and caramel taste coming in behind it. Noticeable hints of chocolate, toffee, vanilla, citrus and coffee. Long finish of roasted malts, caramel, toffee, and hop bitterness. Full body, creamy and oily texture, medium carbonation. Very, very nice!
cfrancis (1773) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a small off white dusting. Aroma is roasted malts with dark chocolate and pine hop. Taste is chocolate bitterness with pine hops. Roasted malts and some floral notes. Tasty.
strap (334) - honolulu, Alabama, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
First imperial black IPA I've tasted. Beautiful chocolate aroma. Complex flavor...licorice, coffee, chocolate, salt, hops...it's all there. Strong alcohol warming. Very good beer, but too rich to drink more than one
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Daytonbeer (389) - Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours translucent black with than head and some lacing. Aroma of citrus hops and black licorice. Taste is sweet on the front end and bitter on the backend. Finished with a soy sauce and pepper flavor.
CLevar (373) - Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour. Brown with a light brown lasting head, soapy lacing. Aroma is pine, earthy/vegetal hops, some dark malt. Tastes is much the same, warming alcohol, and bit of char and roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate. Lingering hoppy finish, but soapy. The soapy notes linger and detract. OK.
radarsock (480) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I forget the exact amount, but it was almost equaled $2 at Top Shelf. 12 FL OZ bottle. Very oily and dark. Mocha head. Tastes and smells of char, wet ash, and soil. The seeds add an intriguing element to it. Fun beer.
ludhaber (38) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice roasted flavor. Mouthfeel could be more buttery. Hop is well balanced. The roasted flavor does not include some of the tannins sometimes accompanying stronger dark beers.
bigben873 (92) - Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark IPA, not smooth enough to qualify as imperial for me. A little bitter. I would call it a hoppy stout.
aenima (56) - Askim, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of citrus, grapefruit and chocolate. The taste is simular. Pretty bitter and dry.
bth122 (873) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; Poured a very dark mahogony brown color with one finger head. Nice aroma of floral/citrus hop with a good balance of dark roated malt. Dont taste the licorice, don’t taste the hemp. But both cool that its in here. Creamy texture. Nice long bitter finish. Big flavors of citrus/floral hop with dark roast malt. Strong. Medium bodied. A big bold beer.