BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the BBB63 comes to Tampa gathering, thanks to mgumby10 for the offering, how many mgumby’s are there?:
Pitch black with a small creamy head and good lacework. The aroma has notes of prune, walnut, chocolate, charred and grainy malts, and a hint of hop spice. The taste is twangy and toasty with a chocolate background. Grassy, herbal, coffee and slightly smoky as well. Some veggie (DMS) notes as it warms. The mouth feel is lively but a tad chalky as well, alcohol mostly hidden. Solid brew when cool, not so great once warm.
travita (4150) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black in color with not too much of a head. Slightly week, with corn like aromas in there. Lighter flavor than I expected with some malts and grains.
emacgee (4138) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks hophead75. Pours a thin brown with a creamy one finger tan head. The aroma is sweet, grassy, fruity, mostly hops, roast, brown sugar. The flavor is just god awful, I can’t take another sip to sum it all up. Astringent, offensive, not an easy drinker.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color was medium brown. The head was thin, creamy, and light biege. The aroma was berries, fruity, light smokey, and hops. The flavor was berries and grass. The palate was thin. The finish was abrupt. This did not taste like an imperial stout.
hopscotch (9501) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle… March 08 Tampa Bay Tasting… Pitch black ale with a small, creamy, taupe head. The aroma is bursting with roasted cereal grains and cocoa. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and gentle carbonation. Bitter and boozy with mild sweetness. Bittersweet finish. Bottle courtesy of mgumby10. Thanks, Mike!
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of mgumby10. Thank you, sir.
Nice aroma and flavor, but this was missing a bit of heft that I like from my Imp Stouts. ABV well hidden, no sense of the 10%. Nice chocolatey malt flavor, along with some coffee and lactic sweetness.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Dickinsonbeer. Pours a dark brown/black, with and off white head. Smells somewhat earthy, light chocolate malt, and dark fruit notes fill the air as well. The flavor was of bitter dark chocolate, sweet dark fruits, and some caramel malt as well. Pretty nice drinking imperial stout. I liked the variety of flavors and was balanced pretty nicely.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Interesting aroma of hatch green chilies, freshly fried corn tortillas, light roastiness, cocoa, bubble gum, some pesticide, overly ripen citrus, and light tobacco. Flavor of roasted malt, vegetable (most green pepper), caramel, nuts, and dry cocoa. Mouthfeel and flavor is a bit on the thin side for an Imperial Stout.
bp (810) - Queens, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: pours a dark black with a thin tan head, aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malt, taste of malt and slightly bitter chocolate, smooth, dry finish. A nice impy stout and certainly something I’d buy again.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, coffee, some piney hops and a bit of chocolate. Flavor was much milder than the aroma. Light roasted malt flavor with a bit of black licorice and some floral hoppiness. Alcohol was barely detectable. While the flavors were somewhat muted, it actually made it a very easy drinking beer. It is rare that I can drink more than one impy stout at a time, but I could see myself drinking a few of these.