TBone (12321) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@RBESG 2008 Grand tasting
Pitch black color, good tan head. Coffeish, roasted aroma. Foamy carbonation. Licorice and coffee flavors. Very roasted and alcoholic - all in balance. Long toasted aftertaste.
pivnizub (8722) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 12, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (RBESG 2008): Literally black with a bigger, fluffy stable head; impressive nose: dark dried fruits, dark malt, roasted malt, black coffee and leather; full bodied, creamy MF, full bitter-sweet flavour; bitter, dry, chocolatey finish. Extremely good, very moreish.......
cgarvieuk (13911) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2010 Bottle at RBESG08 ... Deep black ... deep roast malts ... rich juicy toasted malts .. very tasty 3.9
TK2 Tap at EBF Copenhagen 2008 ... Deep black ... rich chocolate malt nose ... deep rich chocolate ... lots of roast malts ... little bitterness ... 3.6
Was Told the fresher Batch was more chocolaty and more bitter , and i definitly though it more bitter, which down scored it a bit for me.
bottle at home ... light iodine in front ...roast malt nose ... aging little iodine .. roast malts ,... ligth toffee ... ligth chocolate ...light malts ... light toffee malt ... 3.7
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Dickonsonbeer for sharing this. I’ve been after this one for quite some time. Bottle # 294/400, batch 5 and BB 05 2010. Poured pitch black with a medium sized tan head that left a nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is strong roasted coffee and chocolate. Taste is of roasted coffee, vanilla, chocolate, with a nice creamy smooth finish. Hops are present, but balanced very well with the rest of this incredible Imperial stout. Thanks Paul!!!
ekstedt (5316) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the RBESG08 grand tasting. Black with a dark beige head. Tar dominated aroma with dark roasted coffee and hops. Medium to heavy bodied and very smooth. Well balanced, long bitter aftertaste.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 294 from thecheeseman!!! Thanks Dan!! Also shared courtesy of BrianK a few weeks back. Pours a very dark black oily viscous body with a nice long lasting glistening tan almost orange head. Aroma is intense with coffee, roasted barely, chcooalte malts, and evne some fresh hops, but they all work perfectly together- I also get hints of toasted almond and licorice int her eas well. Flavor has a nice cool clean smooth coffee with blends so well with the roast of themalts, lgiht smokiness, tar and leather, and a nice subdued yet noticed hop character in the end. This was so intense, yet so refined and balanced. Freakin awesome impy stout.
egajdzis (5248) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an opaque black color with a medium sized, mocha colored head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of dried fruits, smoke, roasted chestnuts, burnt malts, and some dark chocolate. Taste of roasted malts, smoke, chocolate, raisins and other dark fruits, with a bit of alcohol in the finish. Thanks Paul!
hopdog (8760) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared courtesy of dickinsonbeer. Bottle # 294/400, batch 5 and BB 05 2010. Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized brown head. Aromas of coffee, vanilla, some dark fruits, chocolate, and licorice. Tastes of roast, coffee, chocolate, and some smokey / ashiness. Light alcohol in the finish but overall well hidden.
TomDecapolis (4425) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 26, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to dickinsonbeer for sharing this one. Pours a deep black with a medium bubbly/creamy tan head. Aroma of creamy milk chocolate, cappuccino, vanilla and a touch of smoke. Flavor of pretty intense roasted malt, tons of coffee notes, nice and creamy, the roast just lingers and tastes great!
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUN 21, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. The colour is black and maybe darker with a fomy cappucino head. Aroma is heavy roasted with notes of coffee, chocolate, hops and spices. Flavours of coffe, roasted malt - almost burned, licorice and dark chocolate. Very dry and very well made.