gam (3956) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2014
Khaki coloured head dark pour mild to medium carbonation aromas dark fruit rich chocolate caramel roast malt spicy note with the rye liquorice the flavours superb chocolate taste roast coffee rye sweetness caramel like the chocolate tasty wholesome goodness medium bitter more dried fruit good balance raisin a creamy note on the back palate rye works so well with the bitter the finish excellent imperial best tastes roasted sweet malts so good rye influence lasting bitter light creaminess spice touch well balanced classy imperial Reynolds314 (3459) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Nice rich roasty imperial stout. Thick creamy mouthfeel. Aroma is toasty dark fruit and some caramel and chocolate. Taste is medium sweet with a bit of bitter roast. Good beer KansaiBeerLvrs (5191) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 10, 2014
Shared by Maek at the Craft Beer Picnic. An inky pitch black pour with a ruddy rusty head. 11% a bit boozy, very savoury with a bitter rich dark chocolate(80-90%cacao), slightly chalky taste , very rich, candied plums & pitted fruits with some roasty coffee notes. Quite complex. Wonderful. Boozy but good.
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2014
bomber, lots of rich flavors, very thick but the alcohol is well hidden, the rye isn’t noticable and couldnt really taste it, your typical above average stout high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Pours a solid black with a tan head and lacing. It has a rich aroma of dark malt, toast, spicy rye, and some alcohol. The flavor is rich malt and some toast and coffee with a spicy eye finish over a heavy body.
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Jimsal27 (291) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours jet blac like a good Impy stout should. Forms a thick tan colored head and leaves nice lacing on the glass. Nose is dark chocolate, coffee, spice with a hint of bourbon? Taste is sweet first, chocolate, malt. Finishes with the perfect amount of bitterness. Full bodied, really creamy. Not much carbonation. Excellent! I could sip this all night. baraciisch (3272) - California, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Pitch black in color, thin tan head... Aroma of roasted malts, spicy rye malts, vanilla, bourbon, oak... Flavor is big roasted malts, notes of coffee, huge rye spices throughout and on finish.. Great beer
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22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 1/31/2013. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense dark brown head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toast, dark bread, spicy rye, smoke, raisin, plum, light char, and roast/smokey earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, rye, and light-moderate dark fruit notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toast, dark bread, spicy rye, smoke, raisin, plum, light char, and roast/smokey earthiness. Fair amount of roast/smokey bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, dark bread, spicy rye, toast, smoke, light char, and roast/smokey earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and robustness of big dark/roasted malt, rye, and light-moderate dark fruit flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent rye imperial stout. All around great complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, rye, and light-moderate dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering. ThreeCats (966) - ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2014
Pours motor-oil black with a huge head the darkest coffee-color I’ve ever seen. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roast, cream. Taste very roasty, dark chocolate, coffee, very full mouthfeel, not nearly as sweet as I would have expected. Very roasty palate RobertDale (6560) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 13, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Pours a thick dark black with a dark tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruit, coffee, and a touch of rye. Very good. Nice sipper.