mkel07 (5980) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2013
355ml bottle from Slow Beer. Perfect wet weather for a big bold imperial stout and what a cracker this is. Pours like oil thick and viscous. Black as the ace of spades with a light milk chocolate foam cap. Knock your socks off aroma of vanilla, aniseed and coffee. Tastes as good as it looks and smells and fills the mouth with a wonderful flavour that goes on and on and on.Sierra Nevada never cease to amaze and never ever disappoint. Lubiere (13911) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2013
A deep dark stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, a powdery bitter chocolate, grassy molasses, wild grass. In mouth, a nice smooth chocolate, powdery, coffee grinds, coconut, nice and smooth. Tasted at GRMs tasting. spacecube (1720) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2014 Jet black pour, small head, good carbonation for the style, aroma of chocolate, coffee malts, roasty flavour, a tad smoke. Thick palate, very smooth, ABV well hidden, good strong beer PackPride (112) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2013
It’s about as good as you can get for an imperial stout. Sure, there are a few nit picky things about it, but for the most part this stout embraces a lot of chocolatey characters, slight oak, and nice maltiness too. Overall a great beer! LoFi (1718) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle from trade with skycracksopen, cheers buddy!
Almost black with a brown head.
Aroma: roasted, creamy, light spices, fruity.
Taste: salty licorice, dark fruit, roasted, coffee, dark chocolate, honey, creamy.
Quite full bodied, smooth.
If I get the chance, I will try aging a bottle or two, but it’s already very nice.
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2013
12oz bottle, pours black off white foaming head, good lacing throughout drink. Aroma of chocolate, roasty malts, alcohol. Taste of light sweetness (maybe because of the 10%abv.), floral hops nicely blanced with coffe/ chocolate toast malts. Well balanced, medium bodied, bitter lingering finish. Excellent brew!! LinusStick (3461) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2013
A delicious imperial stout! Aroma was weak and it had me worried. Slightly chocolatey but very distant, even when I had my whole nose in the glass. Pour was a nice deep dark brown with a one finger tan head. Taste was full and delicious. Heavy in the malt. Strong roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. One of the best things about this beer is how thick it is. Almost like a chewy dark chocolate.coffee milkshake. Nice carbonation. Great beer CJack (52) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Black pour, almost no head or lacing. Light aroma belies strong taste. Taste is funky bitter, dominated by roasted barley (smoke with coffee notes). Generous hops for style increase bitterness. Alcoholic taste not well-masked. As much as I do like Imperial Stouts, this is a big swing but a miss, there are better options.
---Rated whilst imbibing harrystrill (91) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle northbar leeds . Nice impy stout. Refreshing change from coffee and chocolates. Had a slightly turkish delight quality to it . Recommend doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Nice dark pour with a tan head. Sweet malty aroma. Nice chewy taste with hints of coffee and chocolate. Great aftertaste. A really nice beer!