gripweed57 (2910) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2017
From old tasting notes. Thick Rich black brown color. Creamy tan head. Rich chocolaty malt aroma. Initially, this stout is chocolaty and sweet. Then, there is an underlying hoppiness that is uncharacteristic of the style. A bittersweet roasted malt flavor pervades in midtaste. Long coffe-like finish. Wonderfully Rich and hearty. Excellent. Muggus69 (2752) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2014
OLD NOTES MAY 9, 2004 jimmack34 (647) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Shouts go out to a mate who bought this back from the US with him. Really liked the aroma, strong, pretty sweet, chocolate, coffee and roasted malt, possibly cherry kind of fruity hints to it as well. Pours thick and black with a orangey tan bubblely sort of head. The flavour is rich, mainly roasted malt, chocolate and dark fruit hints. Has a strong, slightly bitter espresso finish, quite dry.
22 oz bottle. Pours black with a brownish orange head. Smells of dark chocolate and coffee. Tastes of cocoa, dark chocolate, and tobacco ash. Body is too thin and watery, but the flavor is pretty good. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Bert Grant’s Imperial Stout --1996 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Bert Grant’s Imperial Stout--1998 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Rich in flavor and not too thick in texture. Best of Bert’s brews. Some of his hops even show up strong enough to tantalize the palate.
I’ve had this one for a coupld of years, definitely a weak IS, Load of chocolate flavor, deep brown yeah that goes away. Body is kind of thin, though. It’s alright
Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Many, many thanks to Jeff for digging deep to find this for me! This looks to be an older vintage with a red label (if anyone knows when this might have been brewed, please let me know). Poured a clear, medium-viscosity deep brown with just a few large, loose bubbles of head around the edges. The aroma showed some degredation, but it evolved in a very enjoyable way.. sweeter chocolates, molasses, caramel, and honey accented by drier, dusty herbal notes. The flavor was very sweet with drawn caramel and chocolate at the forefront.. honey, cola, and light coffee round it out on the back half.. sticky and pleasant, but this is where the lighter gravity and age affected it the most. A tad shy of medium-bodied, sweet, and sticky on the palate.. very little carbonation remained. This held up surprisingly well. RSRIZZO (2032) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Had this beer on 1/8/1998. The color is a deep black, aroma has a sweet malt smell with back tones of coffee. There is little head and carbonation is low. Taste is fair, down fall is that the body is too light. It starts off light and bubbly then goes down with a sharp bitter taste. It doesn’t live up to what the lable clames it to be and is not one of the better stouts I’ve had. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009 alexsdad06 (10940) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Date: July 02, 1996
Source: wine rack, MD
Appearance: black, good head
Aroma: slight roasted malt aroma
Flavor: flavor with strong wine-like esters and roasted bitterness
Date: October 14, 1996
Score: iii+ to ii
Appearance: black, whispy head, lasting tan head with nice lace
Aroma: just a slight bit of sweet esters in the aroma
Flavor: lots of roasted flavor, no real apparent esters, sweet finish
Overall: much milder than the old stuff
Date: January 17, 2004
Appearance: black, thin tan head
Aroma: slightly sweet roasted malt aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, too much bitter roasted malt character
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Bottle. Found in cellar. I’m not sure how long its been there. Pours dark with a fleeting tan head. Aroma contains coffee and chocolate. The taste of coffee, roasted malts and some chocolate is interrupted by the alcohol i picked up. I have had impys with double the alcohol content not taste as much. Not as viscous as I would like to see either. Very average. OStrungT (7) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 16, 2007 does not count
This beer looks dark with a dark brown head. It looks a little watery. The head dissapered quickly. This beer has hints of coffee and chocolate. It smells sweet. It tastes creamy. It has a sweet taste to it. There is very little alcohol taste to it. In my opinion, that is a defining atribute to an Imperial Stout. This beer goes down smoothly. It is not to bitter. It is easy to drink. The fact that the alcohol content is so low means that you could drink a few. I find myself going for the more malty beers, and this beer is a little lacking. I would probably drink this beer again if there were not any other more malty stouts available.