jksipa (956) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2017 Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This pours almost black, with a thin tan head. The aroma is hints of chocolate and coffee, with a hint of alcohol hiding behind it. It starts with a thick sweet flavor, with a finish leading into the hops. The alcohol content is hidden in the flavor, without looking, I would not have guessed this was a 9%’er. Not a bad stout.
On tap at Great Lakes CLE. Pitch black under a small lingering khaki head that leaves some tight lace. Nose is coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, licorice and roasted nuts. Flavour is lightly sweet malts with a medium+ coffee and dark chocolate bitterness. Mouth is full and creamy with soft carbonation. Alcohol is well integrated and warming.
8+/4/8/4/17 Ronritter (776) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2017
12oz bottle black pour with light tan cap aroma and taste is chocalate, ash and licorice with a warming finish MrHangover (4610) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2017
Bottle. Pours a nice, pitch black beer with a medium sized, brownish head on top. Aroma of coffee, molasses, some roasted malts influences and toffee. Flavor is sweet and strong, lots of body in this one. The bitterness of some coffee and roast are present in the aftertaste, carbonation is medium and the aftertaste is very long. Full bodied, well bodied virgin imperial stout, textbook! Nice. FROMTHEBOTTLE (77) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2017
12oz bottle Very dark pour with Fairly healthy tan head. Lots of cocoa on the nose, r oast malt, licorice and coffee. Nice sweet chocolate on the palate with slightly bitter/spicy finish. 9% abv well integrated into all that is going on. andrewje41 (3999) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2017
12 oz bottle poured, sent over by prufrockstar. Huge thanks! Always wanted to try some Great Lakes. Pours jet black with a thin, tan ring head. Love the chocolate character in this. Spicy, toasty malt aroma. Flavor is a nice chocolate constant, some slight hop influence, but not as much as it seems, in my opinion. Solid flavor, creamy, and quite tasty as an overall. Very nice.
luttonm (6482) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2017
Bottle in Seattle. Thanks Andrew (and Chris!) Small gray-tan head, rich black body. Rich lactic, dark chocolate nose. Rich, thick sip with solid, tasty roast and bitter cocoa. Rather fresh tasting, and some fresher hop notes too. Lots of coffee, some malt syrup, lactic edge. Fairly bitter. Nice. Jayb0 (1205) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2017
This was the solution to the first beer I ordered, which needed to be blacked out. Dark, rich, what you want from RIS, vinous hops, creamy smooth finish. gopherfan99 (1954) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2017
Bottle; pours black with a tan head; aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and a hint of vanilla; sweet taste is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, with some licorice and vanilla; finish is light bitter chocolate and dry ARH (1133) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Bright, sweet coffee, vanilla, and lactose
Lives up to its namesake with a sudsy khaki head
Sweet tobacco and coffee are dominant on the palate with a caramel, dark chocolate, and bread crust finish and lingering tobacco. Mostly sweet with a complimentary bitterness. Very smooth, viscous. ciocanelu (2597) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JAN 23, 2017
Dark brown color with a bit of brown foam. Aroma has milk chocolate, pudding and sweet coffee. Taste starts on the sweet side as well with nice chocolate notes but finishes really bitter and roasty, even a bit ashy. Medium body and carbonation. It’s a really classic imperial stout. Well made but nothing impressive.