chinchill (5161) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2016
22 oz. 2014 bottle served in a goblet.
Pours clear dark reddish-brown; dark enough to look essentially black and opaque in the glass. Modest size head that is semi-durable and leaves little lacing.
Aroma: chocolate, spicy hops, molasses and dark roasted grains.
Flavor: simple but solid, with moderate strength and very good balance. Hop presence peaks mid-taste.
Feel: full body with well chosen, near medium carbonation. IndianaRed (4869) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 26, 2015
On Tap Black with a small tan head Classic dark orast aromas, Some chocolate and caramel in the flavors. A little metallic at the very end. maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a smallish light tan head on there. Nose has some strong roasting with a slight bit of caramel in there, and some subtler sour dark fruits to it. Taste is extremely roasty with some slight caramel/toasty sweetness to it underneath. Really very drinkable. boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Tap @ Fifteenth Ave. Hophouse... Poured dark black with a thin, bubbly, light khaki head. This was off. Infected? Maybe. Tasted of a strong Belgian yeast note with plenty of thinness and esters to support it. Also some diacetyl in the middle which threw it off. Other notes of ash, toasted grains and roast. This one is worth skipping. gregwilsonstl (2575) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Dark black. Dark roasted, almost charred. Coffee. Some chocolate. Really good. Thanks Alok.
Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2012
solid black, creamy tan head. Aroma of roast malt, ashy, toffee, banana, toasted biscuit, fruit, chocolate. Taste is chocolatey sweet, hop and burnt malt bitter. Yeast is pretty evident and a strong flavor in this Imp Stout, which is a little unusual. troopie (2379) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Should an imperial stout smell like bubblegum? Bottle with black pour thick beige head. lots of lacing. Full aroma, of bubblegum. Big bodied, roast, chocolate and malty songs. Malty finish. Sip it, it’s not bad. But should an imperial stout smell like bubblegum? Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Draft. Pours a dark black with some offwhite head. Smell unfolds a dark roastedness, some chocolate, some hops and known sweetness. Taste reveals dark and milk chocolate, some ripe dark fruit, roasted malts with a medium bitter finish and some lingering sweetness. Overall, I thought this was a very nice but perhaps not as full-bodies as I would of liked.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
pours black coffee with short lived mocha foam which falls to a sheet of the same for a few dozen seconds. Nose is rich malts, oats, coffee, dark chocolate, some fig and graham. A slight note of rye bread. Flavor is a little less appreciable. Coffee, dry cocoa, graham, toasted grains and some dried figs. A little bit of licorice when cold, but as it warmed, this dissipated. Full bodied with moderate carb and a dry finish. Drinkable, but not something I will make a second purchase on.
Serving type: bottle
08-08-2012 pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2013
On draught at Bailey’s Taproom, bourbon barrel aged. Opaque dark brown color. Aroma is dark chocolate, oat, and bourbon. Taste is roasted and toasted grains, dark chocolate, and woodsy bourbon. Mouthfeel is a little watery considering the style. Finishes with some toastiness and alcohol.