shrubber85 (10524) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2006
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2006 Bottle. Molasses, cocoa and acetone aroma. Opaque black brown color with nice tan head. Dark chocolate flavor initial that is quickly overwhelmed by a strong bitter/astringent medicinal finish. I even opened another bottle to check - maybe I got two bad ones because I did not enjoy this beer - I strongly suspect somehow I got bottles infected with bleach - have to try again someday.
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black thick pour leaving black opaque liquid with a big dark tan head. Super strong aroma, alcohol, bakers chocolate, and a bit of roasted coffee. Rich, malty, burnt flavor...coffee in front, chocolate in the middle, bitter hoppy flavor in the back with a long aftertaste. Very easy to drink, but will fill you up quickly...very rich. A delicious imperial stout.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 18, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Tyler’s in Durham, NC. Served in a Brooklyn Brewey snifter. Opaque black with thick brown head that laced the glass. Smells of roasted coffee, alcohol, anise, and caramel with chocolate and sprucy hop undertones. The alcohol, anise, and caramel dominate the flavor and there is a roasty bitter aftertaste. Very complex imperial stout that is true to style.
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Virtually black and syrupy-thick with caramel color hinting around the edges, headless except for an oily ring after a fizzy head. All sorts of chocolate in the aroma from light milk to dark semi-sweet. Sugars and alcohol highly apparent. Flavor finds thick chocolate with just a slight move to bitterness in the finish with a hit of coffee.
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saxo (16724) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch Black color you cant see through this stuff at all! Very nice brown head. Bitter Sweet taste hints of Dark Chocolate and roasted coffee are present.
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lots of coffee with bitter chocolate mixed in witha dry strong sweet finish. Very dark color color and foam.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown creamy medium head floats on a sea of thick black liquid that prevents any light passage. Aromas of dark fruits, coffee, and burnt caramel barely cover the influence of the alcohol. Thick, chewy, resinous mouthfeel. Coffee again, as well as bitter chocolate, peppery spice and citrus. Finish is long and fairly bitter in spite of a lingering maltiness. Well done.
HrHolm (6) - DENMARK - JAN 15, 2006 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark and creamy - sweet, but not overly so. Long aftertaste. Very delicious beer.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Brown head. black tred tinged body. light chocolate mint aroma. malty alcohol, more dark chocolate, absent any coffee. grapey. overpresent alcohol taste. one dimensional, unexciting.
Capa (2618) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
poured dark enough to hold up to a lamp and not be able to see through. Its pretty much motor oil. Small amount of brown head that remained around the glass untill the end. Aroma is sweet chocolate and malt. tastes of chocolate (obviously) and is mildly fruity. Has plenty of bitterness in the aftertase as well. Very strong flavor overall. Delicious.