There is a particular element to Imperial Stouts that I am snobbish about. Color.
Everyone is quick to label an Imperial as Jet Black, Black as Night, ect. The blackest beers have some translucence at the edge. You can measure perfect blackness by the translucence at the edge of the glass. This beer hits that near perfect color.
Aroma, all the elements of a classic stout are here. It is correct and pleasant to smell.
Having said that, this one is bad. Flavor is off- it's sour. It's in infected? It tastes like bad fruit and rotten grapes. It's not drinkable. Sorry, I thought I was going to drink an A+ Stout.