Beese (1783) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bacchanalia, Cambridge. Poured black with a tight tan head. Somewhat sweet aroma of coffee, molasses and vanilla. Good thick mouth feel. Flavours of chocolate, banana, fudge and dark fruit. Roasted malt bitterness on the finish with some smooth coffee and black treacle.
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pour is a classic jet black with a tan head that recedes to a wispy ring around the glass. Smell is sweet with chocolate and cocoa with a note of hops and coffee. Taste is dark chocolate, licorice, touch of coffee, bit if booze. Very smooth and easy drinking for an imperial.
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dctellem1973 (1) - Dover, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Wine World, Bel Air, MD. Roasted malt, coffee, some fruit in the aroma. Dark as hell. Smooth and very drinkable @ 8% alc. Mostly roast in the palate with hints of alcohol in the aftertaste. Good balance across the board here. Good buzz at the end, will definitely drink again.
jas321990 (6) - - JAN 18, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Raspberries and dark cherries on the nose along with some slight chocolate
Not as dark as most imperisl stouts, with a negligible tan head fading into a tiny ring leaving no lacing.
Solid taste, chocolate and fruit trade places with some nice coffee notes added. A little bit of roast while on the sweet side.
Full bodied with some creaminess and a subtle dryness. Carbonation more present than the pour made it seem.
Overall, a nice sipper for a cold day that I would not mind drinking again.
tderoeck (4680) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
26/XII/13 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from De Hopduvel @ home, 2nd Christmas tasting - BB: II/21/12 oops! Well, it didn’t matter! (2013-1184)
Clear dark brown to black beer, aery irregular beige head, little stable, non adhesive. aroma: mocha and coffee, dark chocolate, caramel. Not very complex, but nice lovely scents. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: coffee, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, charcoal, caramel, little sweet. Aftertaste: chocolate, mocha, bit sour, some liquorice, soft sweetness. Nice. Very nice!
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Catching up on some old ratings. ..................................................
jsmerig (1246) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a a dark black with a tan head. Aroma of smokey roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is smoked cocoa with a slightly tart slightly bitter finish.
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sonnycheeba (3554) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewery. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted and.chocolate malts, plums, raisins, earthy notes, and light spice. Flavor is dry roast malts forward, chocolate, dark fruit esters, and light ash; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
snoworsummer (2140) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours very dark brown with a sticky tan head. Tastes like dry coffee, grains, bready, slightly smokey and roasted. Light body and low carbonation. Smells roasted, and like cool malt and coffee.
CraftBeerNick (889) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, from Orlando, 20th December 13. Thin palate, taste is also thin, some chocolate a little coffee. OK stout, but its no imperial stout