mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black and inky with finely beaded tan lace. Intense aroma of coffee, liquorice and burnt raisons. Beautifully rich, not thick or syrupy. Flavors of coffee and dark fruits follow through to the finish. Almost acrid, but not in a bad way. Maybe a double robust porter?
Lore (2375) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 6, 2017
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
dark brown colour, moderate sized creamy darker beige head, which lasts for several minutes; aroma of sour cherry bonbon with cognac and dark chocolate, coffee, some herbal liqueur notes, maybe vanilla and dried plum; taste of a liquidized sour cherry bonbon mixed with moderately roasted coffee, dried fruits like plum and dates, hints of cognac, and vanilla, and tons of dark chocolate; very smooth, marvellous imperial stout
john44 (1419) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2017
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Opaque Black in colour. Thick foamy tan head. Very Malty; dark chocolate, espresso coffee, caramel, sugar, roasty (slightly burnt) malts, some liquorice, hint of smoke. Very Fruity; dark fruits, raisins, plums, dates, figs. Spicy; slightly peppery. Hoppy; spicy and herbal hops. Sweet dark chocolate and coffee roasty malty and fruity throughout. Chocolate and coffee dominate the taste. Increasingly bitter into the long roasty finish. Enjoyed this a lot. Nice Chocolatey Impy Stout! (2014-06-09)
planky84 (2936) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Beergium Web Shop. Pours black with a tan head. Very nice nose. Blackberry jam, dark chocolate, chocolate raisin, figs, cola in the aroma. Flavours of dark roasted malts, coffee, chocolate ice cream, brown sugar. Long, dry sweet finish. Very nice.
OsuStu (238) - - DEC 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2016 12 oz bottle. Pours a black color with a bit of brown. Large, lasting khaki head. Aromas of chocolate, spices, alcohol, prune, and wood. Dark fruits, anise, chocolate, coarse vanilla, soy, a little smoke, and spices. Earthy, woody. Alcohol and a tingle in the finish. Creamy with a medium too heavy body. Nicely complex.
mateuszk (2426) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Fruits, chocolate, light roastiness in aroma, in taste quite sweet, malty, fruity with good chocolate. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Ok.
tfontana (837) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour into shaker pint glass. Aroma is dark fruits, roasted malts, a little bit of chocolate, vanilla, alcohol. Appearance is opaque black with 2-finger width creamy head with excellent retention and nice sudsy lacing. Taste is dark fruit, roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, late coffee. Palate is medium bodied with smooth, creamy texture, soft carbonation and balance of sweet and bitter finish. Overall, this is great all around. Sweet, to be sure, but with enough roasted bitterness to balance it out and the mouthfeel and look are fantastic.
fuzzcro (295) - Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is nearly perfect...could be a tad thicker but it has everything else. Sweet taste with a tingle..nice aroma. A very pleasant glass of stout.
ABUSEDGOAT (2656) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, fairly large tan head with good lace/retention. Aroma is Belgian yeast, chocolate, licorice, chalk, anise, darker fruit, spicy hops. Medium to full body, moderate to high alcohol, soy, licorice, chocolate, darker fruit flavor with Belgian yeast. Interesting take on an Imperial Stout from the US.
puboflyons (3234) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 12 FL oz bottle acquired on a trip to Texas. Black as night heady pour. Lacing. The aroma brings out a dark malt sweetness as well as a notable boozy character. The body is full. The taste is nicely dark and roasty but like the nose the booze lingers. But it is still quite excellent.
Nejhleader (1495) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This Boulevard Smokestack Series: Dark Truth Stout was good in all the right spots.