brentfeesh (1206) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - OCT 19, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GABF-Pre Party. Thanks Nick! Black pour with an ashy head. Smells like coco syrup with roasty goodness. The flavor bursts with whiskey barrel, dark unsweet coco, and plenty of roasted grains. Semi-dry finish with a creamy mouth feel. Yum!
chimay67 (41) - hunt sta, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Nick C at the pre GABF for the sample of this phenominal Imp Stout, these guys put out a winner. Deep, dark, maltfest with wonderfully complimentary hopping. I gotta find me some more of this immediately!
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with brown head. Roasted malt dominates the aroma that has hints of chocolate and coffee. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, chocolate, liquerice and coffee. Full bodied and pretty complex. Finishes off bitter. Very nice.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Papsoe: Pours black with a creamy tan head with nice lacing. Aroma, chocolate and coffee, roasted malts, some fruits. Flavor, roasted malt, chocolate, bitter coffee flavors, big bitterness on the finish, a slight trace of alcohol. Very nice mouthfeel.
Pailhead (4236) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of sliffy
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, black licorice, light plum, faint roasted malt, and vanilla. It pours black with a creamy beige head that has great retention and lacing. Quite an impressive looking beer. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sweet chocolate with some faint plum in the background. It has a big roasted coffee finish with a moderate amount of piney hops. It has a slick oily mouthfeel with minimal soft carbonation.
skortila (4178) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating number 2000!!!! :-) Let’s see what a nice tune comes up next. Thanks to thewolf for this rating! Aroma has an intense dark roasted chocolate and coffee maltiness with some lingering hoppiness and raisin fruitiness. Black coloured with a brown, medium, lasting head. Taste is sweet with an enormous evolving bitterness. Quite powerfull. Slightly unbalanced I think. It has a lot in it, hoppiness and offcourse decent coffee, chocolate and raisins. Full bodied. Very nice, but the intense bitterness is really a bit to much.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh wow! Sampled from the Yespr collection in St Paul, MN. Pours a thick opaque black brew with virtually no head. Aroma of dark chocolate, some toasted coffee, dark pitted fruits and a touch of raisin. Taste is thick and chewy, full bodied, hardly no carbonation with a syrupy dark chocolate and dark toasted malt flavor. Finish has a thick coating that has a rich dark malt and coffee aftertaste flavor. Awesome!
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - OCT 7, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2007 3 week old opened bottle from WeeHeavySD, thanks Jon. Tasted at the Lost Abbey Patron Saints dinner with friends. Pitch black color with no carbonation. Nice funky feet aroma. I love smelling the beer. Interesting unexpected hop bitterness. Very nice sweet caramel toasty notes. Medium to heavy body. Great. Wish I had it fresh.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing
A surprisingly thin body on this imprerial,.The flavor coats your tongue with notes of soy and teriyaki. It leaves your palate w/ a tart feel. Decent but not great
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It is rare to find an imperial stout this good. Coffee and chocolate in the aroma as well as abundant malt. Thick and heavy beer, black, and almost no carbonation. Flavor has more coffee and chocolate, some oak, medium sweet, rich malt. Delicious.