GRM (4240) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2008
Brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, purchased at deVine Wines and Spirits (Edmonton), savoured on June 14 2008; eye: burgundy, clear, no effervescence, beige head that turns into a ring, a bit of lacing; nose: roasting, coffee, dark chocolate, chocolate milk, molasses, light vanilla; mouth: dark chocolate milk, roasted malt, liquorice, soya sauce, molasses, light vanilla, finale in dark chocolate milk, lactic, creamy, velvety, oily texture, lightly sweet and bitter, full body, not much carbonation; overall: quite likable
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, achetée chez deVine Wines and Spirits (Edmonton), savourée le 14 juin 2008; œil : bourgogne, claire, pas d’effervescence, mousse beige qui se transforme en un anneau, un peu de dentelle; nez : torréfaction, café, chocolat noir, lait au chocolat, réglisse, mélasse, léger vanille; bouche : lait au chocolat noir, malt torréfié, réglisse, sauce soya, mélasse, léger vanille, finale en lait au chocolat noir, lactique, crémeuse, velouté, texture huileuse, légrement sucrée et amère, corsée, peu carbonatée; en résumé : bien aimé probstblueribbon (4088) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2008
1 pint 6 fluid oz. bottle from Sherbrooke Liquor (Edmonton), served cool in a wine glass.michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2008
App.: Slightly reddish brown-black with a so-so light mocha head.
Aroma: Lots of salty licorice, molasses and raisins, a bit of soy sauce (salty and savoury), hints of other dark dried fruits, some chocolate, some bright, vinous notes.
Palate: Medium+ body, moderate effervescence.
Flav.: Much liek the nose – salty licorice, molasses, some black coffee and a bit of dark chocolate, a bit of dark dried fruits, a little bright and vinous (less than nose), a touch of cardboard, a bit of green hops; somewhat sweet with fair bitterness and a little tang; leaves a bit of cardboard, some molasses and a little chocolate.
Not stellar, but fairly nice. A bit light for the style, I think.
22oz. Bottle: Sweet aroma. Smells of malts, soy sauce, Coca Cola, and nuts. Poured dark brown/ruby in color with a small beige head that disappeared immediately. Opaque. Medium sweet flavor. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, mellow hops, and sweet milk. Boring, average flavor. Medium body. Thin, oily texture. Soft carbonation. Sweet chocolate and roasted malt finish is lightly dry. Very average. Ibrew2or3 (8913) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Bomber pours clear brown to amber with infra red edges and dark tan head. The aroma starts with a note of oxidation then becomes mild sweet molasses and faint roasty malts. The taste is much the same with oxidation, sweet mildly stale molasses, some roastiness, vanilla, faint chocolate malts and malty sweetness. Tastes like a sub par sweet stout and far from an imperial stout (I guess I’ve had just too much Expedition and Speedway lately, or not). mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2008
22 oz. bpmber. Poured a medium bodied, slightly translucent ebony-brown color. Pour produced a handsome, tight, thick light tan head. Foam retention was decent throughout the glass with a thin coating. No lacing noted. Aromas were pleasant, but very weak and muted. Faint notes of sweet roasted malts, dark chocolate, fig, raisin along with a touch of vanilla and coffee barely made their way to the olfactory nerve. Palate was on the thin side, but had a pleasant smooth, creamy texture with a fine carbonation level which helped fill out the mouthfeel. Flavors were slightly more assertive as compared to the aromas. Definitely leaned to the sweet, malty side like many Lagunitas brews. Dark, dried fruits, roasted malts, toffee, vanilla bean and dark coffee were enjoyed. However, for an Impy Stout they were fairly reserved as compared to many others widely available. Finished with just a touch of woody/hoppy bitterness to tame the sweetness a bit. The 8.2% alcohol doesn’t really make much of an appearance, so this went down real easy. An OK Impy Stout, but I doubt I would seek it out again.
daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2008
Bottle, several times(this one is for strykzone)...dark brown pour and a small haed. for an imperial stout it is a tad watery and not as rich and sweet as one might expect...but it is still pretty good. coffe, chocolate, hops all present. jefcon (1935) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Nice and brown in the glass with a little ring of head. Good carbonation, this Imperial is on the lighter side. There are some souring elements at the end, where the hops in this beer show through. Chocolate cocoa, chickory, bitter coffee, orange and white bread. A pretty brew. KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Dark color. Smell of coffee, malt, chocolate, caramel, brown sugar and hops. Taste of coco, malt, caramel, roasted nuts and copper. Watered down taste. jcr (2784) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Bottle. Frothy head that dminishes. Dark brown, translucent body. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, grapefruit. The flavor is moderately sweet and moderately bitter through the finish. Medium body with a watery texture. Plenty of carbonation. Finishes dry with a licorice/coffee taste. I’ve had several Lagunitas beers in the last few weeks and each has a distinctive "house" taste, or rather aftertaste. I am not sure I am all that fond of it, especially in this imperial stout. Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2008
On tap everywhere where good crisp and hoppy imperial stouts are available in the PNW. Poured a dark, slippery black body with a reddish tinge and a minuscule white/grey head. Nutty, zesty, smooth, well-articulated brew. Not so roasty as many imp stouts. Mild chocolate and medium-bodied appeal. Mmmm.