muzzlehatch (4977) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2018
22 ounce bottle, from a little divey store that's now out of business, probably a year ago, served a little below cellar temp in a St. Ambroise glass. I got a few beers from this source that were infected & gushers (and didn't bother to rate them), but this one appears on opening to at least be in drinkable condition - no gushing, normal pour. It's got very little head and what there is dissipates quickly atop an inky body...toasty aromas also has some vinous, lightly tart hints at first but these smooth out in a few minutes; faint berries and caramel...on the tongue there's a little bit of a wine-y quality as well, dark chocolate, nice rather full body and low but enjoyable carbonation level, light oiliness...but at the finish it's got a cardboardy, flat characteristic that really doesn't sit well. It improves as it warms and it's drinkable I guess...but just. tntracey (124) - Hood River, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2017
64 oz growler. Looks good, tastes good. Definitely a cold weather beer. Couldn't drink this Imperial Stout on a hot summer afternoon. Can definitely taste the alcohol and nothing wrong with that. This is the nectar of the Czars! seehaferb23 (292) - - NOV 7, 2017
This beer does not taste like an Imperial Stout. It’s not an awful beer but does not taste like the category.
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Draft pour. The beer is a dark brown to black with a khaki head of foam. Big toast, caramel, and coffee. Strong roast taste. Big body and medium carbonation. BuckeyeBoy (9328) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 6, 2017
22oz bottle pours out dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. Nose is coffee chocolate roast malts. Taste is more of the roast coffee a little smoke and ash.
cobaink2 (893) - seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Rating number 500! Vintage 2015. Has quite a large head when it first pours. The noticeable thing that I would like to say is that it’s quite thin for an imperial stout. Tastes of Ethiopian dark coffee, bakers childcare and a bit of black pepper. It’s fine but so many others have more character. mfhennig (286) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Pours a very dark brown with a frothy head that fades away rather quickly. Aroma is mostly roasted malt. Flavor has some coffee, chocolate with and burnt ashy finish. Nice bitterness. Solid brew. Thanks to John in Idaho for a fine gift. kathouse (1942) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Dark brown with a whipped tan foam topper. Coffee and chocolate reminiscent of many imperial stouts but bitterness is low and finish has a red wine like finish. AWISLguy (3530) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2016
650ml bottle from Brennans in Oconomowoc. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Aroma has dusty chocolate malts, cocoa & caramel. Taste is of sweet caramel, chocolate liqueur, cocoa, some ash. Light lactose. Medium to full bodied. Light alcohol presence. The blend is decent. Finishes to the sweet side of bittersweet. Not too imperial of an impy stout, but a solid tasty effort. 13.8 SirLimpsalot (5021) - SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2016
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