j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours a deep dark black with a thin tan head. Light hop presence, chocolate, coffee, a touch of vanilla and barely a hint of bourbon. Medium body, light chocolate, roast, and coffee. Finishes with a touch of warming alcohol and a long lingering roast character.
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Good oatmeal and toffee aroma. Black body with tan head. Good thick smooth body texture with chcolate for the most part which was good. Some vanilla and coffee in the mix. Good nite cap slept like a baby.
JohnnyJ (5400) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good imperial stout. Dark brown pour, almost black, tan head. Chocolate, dark fruit, cherries, roasted malt, hint of smoke, earthiness, and finishes with some hops. Pretty easy drinking for an imperial stout.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from West Lakeview. Pours black/brown with a small brown head. Nose is fruity and herbal with distant roasty notes. On taste, surprisingly clean and not boozy in the least. More fruity notes, cherries and some spicy hop notes. Finishes pretty dry for an IS and some roastiness at the finish. Pretty good regular IS.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
633ml bomber with thanks to BOLTZ7555 for the great bonus! Pours dark brown with a moderate tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, light chocolate and coffee, molasses and a little earthy and spicy hops. Flavor brings the earthy and spicy hops out more, with roasty malts, molasses and chocolate. Quite drinkable but a little one dimensional. Thanks again Jason!
kyzr (1375) - Montana, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with small brown head. Heavy roasted malt on the nose with hints of spice. Flavor is rich with coffee, chocolate, and bits of white pepper on the back end. Nice texture and very drinkable.
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewed in Japan... Pours a deep dark brown color with small beige head that dissipates in time. Aroma of molasses, toffee, mild chocolate and burnt toast. Taste is also of burnt toast, chocolate, dark roasted coffee and black licorice. Mouthfeel is medium to thick in body with a nice balance of flavors that ends with a dry hop bite. This Imperial was very enjoyable and worth looking for the next time you go on a beer run.
egajdzis (6101) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque black with a small, tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa, caramel, and burnt toast. Taste of caramel malts, dark chocolate, roast, coffee, and smoke with light alcohol in the finish.
hopdog (11540) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
633ml bottle shared courtesy or weewee138. Poured a dark black with brown edges and a small sized off white head. Aromas of roastiness, chocolate, coffee/coffee grounds, and caramel. Tastes of chocolate, lighter roastiness, and lighter coffee.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to weebeillin138. Pours a deep black with brownish/amber notes and a smaller bubbly tan head. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malt, molasses, light alcohol, toffee, caramel and nuts. Flavor of toffee, caramel, light roasted malt, some chocolate, licorice and slight cardboard notes. Alcohol is lightly detected.