FatTony (175) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle- poured out an opaque dark brown with a minimum tan head. Aroma was all malt. Taste was malt, coffee and dark fruits at first, but with a bitter bite at the end. Palate was very thin for an Imperial. Okay, but only okay. Will not rate a spot in my beer fridge.
Tide (723) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at bar. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with chocolate, liquorice, smoke, coffee, roasted malts and nuts. Smooth, roasty body with mostly malts. Bitter finish with coffee, roasted malts and nuts. Awesome imperial stout.
Gription79 (1597) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bomber. Coffee, bitter dark chocolate, toasted malts, ash, leather, metallic. A tasty beer.
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild slightly grassy nose. Large brownish head. Dark brownish black color. Roasty bitter taste. Not very sweet. Alcohol well hidden.
oneeighthcuban (97) - - MAY 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell is roasty and hoppy. Taste is very bitter, dark chocolate/coffee like flavors as well as hop bitterness. Alcohol at 9% is hidden well. Really solid imperial stout.
Ed5388 (521) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a thin mocha colored head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, some coffee, and a subtle hop aroma as well. Taste is hoppy and roasty. Lots of coffee, dark chocolate, piny hops, and some carmel malt sweetness.
hman43 (29) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black color with an aroma that was surprisingly not that strong. The taste has a blended combination of coffee and a slightly bitter after taste.
Mrnoluv (41) - long beach, California, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2013 Aroma is coco, little vanilla almost vanilla extract, roasted coffee bean, no light comes through pitch black dark, light head, bitter aftertastes, smokey taste, at charcoal/cofffee/bitter palate. I just wish it had a little more sweetness to match the bitterness, that could be achieved with a little more ABV, this one needs to be a 10-10.5 imo. Great beer, just a little more kick, sweetness and it is up there with the best bitter stouts.
kcorum10 (95) - Arizona, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with cream colored head. Has flavors of a mild hop bitterness up front with a toasted malt finish with hints of coffee.
deaconmike (64) - Roswell, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Taco Mac. Iím an IPA guy, so this was right up my alley. Plenty of hops in this imperial stout. The aroma is somewhat subdued - roast, chocolate, coffee. The hops dominate the taste. If you are looking for sweet, caramel maltiness, look somewhere else. Nice smooth, drinkable brew. Iíll be back! Another great offering from Victory.
Steverus0 (68) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hoppy stout!? Plenty of character, the hops on the front of the palate somehow balance with the toasted malts.
Opens up like an IPA and closes out like a coffee stout, I suppose that I'll have to keep drinking to be sure what I think here...
Yup, still "experimenting"...
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