michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle from trade with umich03jm. Black pour, low but dense brown head, and aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and alcohol. Flavor is roasty, with a good amount of dark chocolate flavor notes, and pleasing bitterness. Lots of depth to the flavor. Mouthfeel is creamy and velvety; very nice. Finish holds all the flavors and moderate bitterness linger without being at all aggressive. This a fantastic stout; one of the best I’ve had. TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours creamy black with tan head. Aroma is huge roasted malts and chocolate. Aroma is chalky malts, chocolate and a boozy feeling on the tongue to finish. b3shine (9079) - Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.; thanks mikem409). Looks good; black with mocha lacing. Smells and tastes solid; sweet malt and chocolate with coffee notes. Good on the palate with a nice, smooth finish. Abv is subdued nicely too. Good beer! umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2013 Bottle from Winter Solstice 2012. Pours a deep black color, very thick, with a small dark brown head that fades quickly. Deep, rich aroma. Dark chocolate, sweet cream, ash, burnt wood, black licorice, and dark roasted coffee. Taste has a moderate sweetness and a moderate bitterness. Lots of dark chocolate, dark roasted malt, and burnt, ashy wood. Definitely a little more burnt than I like. Finish is very long, lots of ash and bitter dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is very thick and chewy but still pretty smooth. Well made imperial stout but not the flavors I generally prefer. crossovert (13747) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
More robust than most, both in abv and roastiness. It isn’t too sweet or too port-y. I like it.
mikem409 (2029) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2012
tap. pours black with thick tan head. big roast aroma. taste was very rich chocolate and smokey ash. polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Aroma has notes of chocolate, espresso, tons of citrus hops and a slight note of alcohol. Pitch black hue with a nice average brown head that mostly diminished and left good lace. Beautiful beer. Flavor is very sweet and very very bitter. Palate is very full bodied and oily with an average carbonation. A very good Impy but very hot right now. It has everything you would want from a base beer for barrel aging. It has everything in all the right places but the hops are very big. This will probably cellar extremely well. Reminds me of 3F Baller. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 15, 2012
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Pitch black - no head. High malty, high sweetness, high boozy, light wooden notes, dry wooden notes, oiley, tarmac, chocolate, roasted, caramel, oxidation notes. Too much. joergen (28992) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
Bottle at Papsø.
Pitch black coloured with no head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate and dried fruits with oxidized notes.
Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel and dried fruits with oxidized notes.
Sweet finish. Pinball (12261) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
bottle at papsoe
pitch dark, thick , almost no head.
lots of caramel and also some oxidation , roasted malts, toffee.
flavor is rosated malts, sweet sugary note, good balance.