DrunkSanta410 (194) - Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours black, little head. Aroma is bittersweet chocolate, coffee malts. Taste is bitter dark chocolate, hints of black coffee, some spices. Palate is medium thick, flavor lingers for a long time on palate. Overall a bold, but good imperial stout.
hohops (136) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black, with a cream head which quickly dissipates, leaving foamy bubbles around the rim. Aroma- liquorice, dark fruit, cherry, quite a lot of hops, smells a lot like a foreign stout. Taste- full and creamy mouthfeel, very thick, a big, big roasty flavour, bitter coffee, cocoa powder, dark fruit hints, long, espresso finish. Quite intense. Gets more roasty and creamy, with some dark chocolate, as it warms. Impressive.
ColovianTrader (195) - - MAR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting and unique for the style. Not as roasted as typical. Flavors of dark berries, bitter dark chocolate, coffee and licorice. As it warms, licorice becomes more pronounced. Hints of molasses and caramelized sugar.
EricTeusink (634) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 Vintage. I need to try this brew fresh. This 2012 vintage lost a lot of malty roasted character. Poured lovely black with tan head. Scent is mostly just booze and grain. Boozy bitter bites overwhelms malts throughout. Drink ’em fresh, in my opinion. Bottle - Source Unknown
StueyD (1071) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very dark, reddish brown, bordering on black coloured beer with a frothy latte coffee coloured head. A light, but sweet chocolate, burnt sugar caramel aroma, plus a fruity hop aroma in the background. A rather thin mouthfeel. The taste is dominated by a huge hop flavour. Pithy citrus fruit, grassy and piney. The malt bill comes through later, with bitter chocolate, espresso coffee and caramel. The finish is well hop led, but the malty elements tempers the bitterness.
Bierkrug (2110) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2014
1.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
33o ml bottlw from the beer store in Pompano Beach Fl. Poured dark, deep brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of some roast malt and a lively hop pine nose. Full creamy body, taste of smooth dark chocolate, dry lingering pinesol aftertaste ruins the ending completely.
Hanuta06 (274) - Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2014 Serving: from bottle--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles.
Aroma: moderately sweet malt, alcohol and chocolate.
Appearance: average-sized, frothy, light-brown initial head with fair lacing and mostly diminishing longevity. Cola-brown/black body.
Taste: lightly acidic initial flavor and heavily sweet, toasty (almost burned) finish with average duration.
Palate: full body, syrupy texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: I liked the burned, toasty flavor, but overall the beer was too sweet.
koleminer20 (432) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(from notes) On draft at Basement Burger Bar on February 19. The pour is black, with a nice ring of off-white head and no lace to be found. The aroma is very solid. There is a strong licorice presence that overwhelms the malt and good solid roast characters. The flavor is great for a regular imperial stout. There is a great bitterness, backed up by strong roast and malt characteristics. There is a light sweetness on the finish and it’s deliciously dry. The mouth feel is a bit thin for a good stout, and the aftertaste is bitter and dry. This is a good stout.
marv3mania (161) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a ruby-tinted, black/dark brown color with a thick, creamy, tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark fruits (plums, raisins), coffee, chocolate, and some rich toffee sweetness. Very nice aroma, though a bit richer than I care for. Taste pretty well follows the nose, with the roastiness very prominent at the end. Overall, this reminds more of a roasty barleywine than a stout. Good, but rich.
Eberndt (134) - - MAR 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep dark chocolate color. Tastes much hoppier than I expected. Heavy mouth feel. Pretty good overall