BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Black, tan head and lacing. Nose of caramel, molasses, licorice, jaggery, some oak and nutty marshmallow. The impact is strong, huge sweet and bitter bite, plenty of alcohol but it blends rather seamlessly. The finish is creamy and chalky, a nice full body in the tail. Complex though, I need another go at this one before I can get the full details.
aracauna (3046) - Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful, very hoppy smell with dates. Pepper and citrus along with a bit of ash. The roastiness has a bit of conflict with the hops, though. This is a very hoppy imperial stout. I’d love to see that hop profile on a brown ale, though.
greenhorn1 (803) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz from bottletrek.com. Pours thick as oil, low carbonation, zero head. There is a unique charred aroma along with undertones of coffee. Flavor is roasted barely, chocolate, coffee, and like the aroma, a burntness. I love the hop infusion on this one, it definitely makes the beer that much more complex. Unlike the pour, the body is thinner than I expected, but it works. Awesome stout. I cannot wait to try some other beers from Beer Valley.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Motor oil pour with a slow to develop brown head. Pungent hop aroma with roasted barley and coffee. Huge hop flavor supported by acrid, burnt , toffee and coffee flavors. Ever so smooth palate with some sweetness that helps the medicine go down. Long oily and resinous finish. Little alcohol flavor. Awesome stout. From reading other ratings it seems that this beer is not consistent. Either that or my palate is different than most.
IndianaRed (2330) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Deep dark black with a coarse spotty tan head. Roasted and dark leather. Eaethen and coffee notes as well. Flavor is roasted and coffee. Quite strong bitterness and the body is a bit thin. Carbonation a soft. Hoping for a bit more from a local outfit.
Named aftet a pestacide....I was forewarned.
Thanks Jordan for sharing.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. The flavor has some plum / dark fruit, roasted coffee, with a pretty acidic finish.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to FlacoAlto for the bomber. Deep brown pour with a medium head. Fairly good retention. Aroma of roasted malts and bitter coffee. A highly hopped stout that you can feel on your tongue. Grassy, perfumy, piney hops.
A bit too hoppy for my tastes, but definitely more balanced than Black Sun. Alcohol is well masked. Nicely bitter aftertaste. Well done, especially if you like hoppy stouts.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black, very black, with a very thin brown head, takes a very strong pour to get any density. Big bitter coffee and bakers chocolate aroma. Hops were strong, a bit overpowering, but this was probably intended to age well, so the hops will eventually settle a bit. A big bitter chocolate taste, with some licorice in the finish. This was to bitter at the moment and still a bit hot with alcohol. This will probably improve really well with age.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured black with tan head. Aroma of fruit, chocolate, and roasted coffee. Big roasted flavor with hints of hops and chocolate. Finished on the harsher side. You can taste all 11% of this one. Bottle courtesy of wethrel.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some lactose-sweetness in the aroma, with roasted malts. Very non-complex and typical for the average Impy Stout. Pretty thin and not very smooth. Lots of caramel and cocoa in the flavor. The alcohol is pretty obvious.