jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose of licorice, anise, roast chocolate malts and vanilla. Taste of burnt, almost chalky, roasted chocolate malts with vanilla, licorice, anise and some sarsaparilla in the finish. Light barrel presence. Well worth the price. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 21, 2011
A: The pour is a dark brown color, almost black, with a large tan head.
S: Roasted malts and dark chocolate with a decent amount of coffee. Perhaps a touch acidic on the nose, but good earthy hop notes too. A moderate sweetness of toffee and molasses.
T: The flavor is very much similar to the aroma. Plenty of roasted malt, coffee, and some dark chocolate. Mildly bitter with a little earthiness and a little bit of sweetness.
M: Medium in body with the carbonation on the high end of medium.
O: A fairly unremarkable beer but not bad. Probably wouldn’t care to have it again. BeerandBlues2 (13321) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 17, 2011
Bottle. Pours opaque with a large, frothy and bubbly tan head, medium-long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (roast, dark fruit, chocolate), average hops (herbal, earthy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of oak, raisins, prune, smoke, and peat. Flavor is heavy malt (roast, dark fruit, chocolate), average hops (herbal, earthy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of oak, raisins, prune, smoke, and peat. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation with a dry finish. hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2009
On tap at Capones. Poured a deep black color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of roastiness, chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Tastes of roast, some dark fruits, vanilla, chocolate, and caramel. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2012
22oz bottle-pours black with a tight rich light brown head. Aroma is rich dark malt-chocolate/cocoa/anise, earthy. Taste is anise/chocolate/coffee-rich dark malt with a roast bite, earthy hops. Occasional.
Sammy (12204) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011 Hits the style. Black bodied and thick looking, with a generous beige head. Good chocolate taste. Not as thick mouthfeel as the top reps of the style. slowrunner77 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Overall, a slightly below average imperial stout, though it did have some age (maybe too much?) on it. Malty chocolate and raisiny sweetness were the dominant players with little to no hop balance. It tasted less than 10% would imply, and had a slighy soy character in the aroma. Not bad at all, but not great for my favorite style." j12601 (11943) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2011
Bottle. Pours a deep black with a medium sized tanned beige head. Big roast, chocolate, toast, and light paper notes. Medium bodied, a bit sweet, chocolate and roast, nice tannins. Big chocolate on the finish with nice bitter cocoa notes and a long tannin filled bitterness. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Dark pour, brown head. Pretty decent stout here. I get some licorice, charred oak, asphalt, tar, dark chocolate, some bittering hops, lots of roasted malt. Just enough sweetness and bitterness. DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2009
Draft at Craft Ale. This one pours onyx with deep brown head. Nose is dark choc, coffee, molasses, heavy dark malt. The nose was great, and I partook of its greatness for a few minutes. The palate was smooth as sik, with nary a sign of spirity heat, and flavors of dark patent malt, chocoff, molasses, cacao, nuts, figs, and slight blackberry. This one was outstanding, and I will rate it again ASAP, because the conditions were not ideal, but this one just might have a chance to become one of my extremely select perfecto robustos.