Pailhead (6376) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2010 Courtesy of pantanap via trade
Bottle: The aroma has lots of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, alcohol, faint coffee, and roast. It pours a dark brown, virtually black, with a moderate dark brown head with good retention. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate and vanilla. The finish has moderate-heavy bourbon, roasted coffee, and wood. Medium-bodied with somewhat lively carbonation for an Imperial Stout.
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Rattle n Hum. Poured a dark black with a floating brown almost head. Boozy roasted malt nose. Flavor is big and complex and runs deep and long. Dark fruits up front are followed by some warmth. Lots of malts and some hops pop out too along with dark fruits and a warm finish with a hint of the abv.
hirigalzkar (2808) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Looks really nice, all black with a toffee coloured head. Nice booziness in the aroma, balanced with some milk chocolate and vanilla. Altough I think the booziness comes through too much in the taste. I would really like to enjoy the beers other qualities - the hops, coffee and chocolate. I think this will be a killer stout after a few years in the cellar.
finol (2974) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a huge firm brown head.
Chocolat, vanilla and some bourbone. Like a heavy but still drinkable dessert!
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark black with a nice big tan head atop it. Chocolate and vanilla are most apparent in the aroma. Has a dessert-ish feel to it. I was let down by the flavour, not as good as I expected. A bit thin and not too flvourful, a tad bit on the boozy side. But still has some coffee, roast, chocolate and possibly a slight hint of oak.
madvike (3191) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is really, really hot. I get a little cinnamon and roast, but mostly it’s just burning alcohol. Taste is better, as the heat isn’t as prevalent. Ridiculous malt mixes with a touch of bourbon, maple syrup, raisins, and a nutty, bitter finish. It’s a bit watery, though the carbonation is velvety and smooth. A weird beer, and the smell just ruined it for me.
pilsnerrogge (2786) - Finspång, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with a rich head. Bourbon and some roast on the nose. Smooth mouth-feel. Flavour is a little bit of roasted malt, a little bit of toffee, too much bourbon and too much booze.
AmEricanbrew (6656) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with thin brown head. Nice chocolate, vanilla, deep roasted malt aromas with mild wood. medium body. Rich, hearty cigar tobacco, woody, dark roasted malt flavors. good.
coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with MrBunn. Pours a dark brown with a thinnish of a head and aromas like a chocolate banana. Flavor is a lovely mix of chocolate, bananas, maybe some cherries, cream and vanilla. A bit thin but whatever.Goodness in a bottle.
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle. Large creamy brown head that cascades slightly, atop soy sauce dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, some coffee, light Bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, coffee/roast, some vanilla, Bourbon/vinous. Smooth full body, light booziness.