jkbachman (181) - - JAN 28, 2013
Coffee and chocolate aromas present. Molasses is also present. Bourbon flavor mixed with woody characteristics. Slight astringency but finishes smooth.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Nice offering from a big brewery. Mine was a 2010 bottle via trade. Perhaps still too young, the alcohol was hot and the mouth wasn’t balanced especially well. Some smoky notes that didn’t seem to belong. Nice hop character and chocolate notes. Caskalefan (168) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2013 This is brewed by Leinenkugel???!!!
Finally, a very fruity(raisins, figs, dates, cherries),complex stout with a velvety body that also boasts the usual coffee and chocolate esters, along with a noticeable soy characteristic, and a long, long finish that has a really appealing char aspect. I think of this one as a kind of poor man’s Kate the Great, it’s that freakin’ good.
I definitely feel that if this were brewed by less of a macro, it would receive a considerably higher rating. v8powered (157) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle December 2013: aroma of coffee, malt, and chocolate. Tastes like malty chocolate with a lot of forward fruit like currant and golden raisin. Good but I look forward to the one I'm aging.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Bjshades (156) - Iowa, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Pours a dark black with big light brown head, it’s a big beer with flavors of malt and chocolate, high alcohol flavor takes a little away from this one. Pretty good overall though
ubamartian (155) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black, with a creamy frothy chocolate moose colored head. The aroma chocolates, coffee, dark fruits such as raisin and plum, hits as you open, and keeps coming as your drinking. Taste, complex, the roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and fruits blend and almost explode on your taste buds. The alcohol is quite present, but not overbearing. The hop finish and aftertaste mix with the chocolate and coffee for a lingering taste. The feeling on the mouth is a medium heavy that thickens as it warms up, adding more texture as you continue to drink. Overall this is a wonderful Imp. Like Kingpin says, not a Dark Lord, but damn fine. JohnnyMummbles (151) - Pitman, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Poured from a 12 oz bottle a rich black beer with a small brown head. Aroma is nice with notes of chocolate, coffee, malt and sugar.Flavor is very well balance and delicious. Very nice finish. Very good for Leinenkugel. sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2010 dark black pour with small tan carbonated head. heavy, dark molasses nose with typical dark roast and char. taste is somewhat sweet with dark roast characters. slightly stringent aftertaste of alcohol is hidden a bit from the sweetness. an excellent imp stout. damn them, wisonsinites. TheRealBastard (145) - The-No, California, USA - FEB 7, 2008
UPDATED: APR 14, 2008 12oz bottle: Slightly disappointed with this one. Pours to a Deep black body. Was told I needed to try this, but not too impressed. Just an "ok" imperial stout for me. I pulled a fruity after taste from this one. Can’t really describe it, almost a burnt almond at first then a smokey plum aftertaste. Interesting beer not what I expected. I will re-rate this beer in hopes of a better experience. bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Opaque black with light brown foamy head. A bit of that soggy cereal/oatmeal in the nose. Lots of flavor up front-- Hops, a bit of grapefruit. Obvious coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit-- dates, plums, raisins. A bit of astringency, low carbonation. Syrupy, oily mouthfeel. Excellent beer.