kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Name: Imperial Stout
Date: September 19, 2009
Source: Green Dragon, Portland
Appearance: black, big tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet dark chocolate aroma, lots of dark fruits, caramel sweetness, light roasted
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor, lots of roasted, dark caramel sweetness brings out the chocolate, big roasted bitterness brings it back in balance, vanilla sweetness adds depth
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Score: ***+ /4
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 vintage drank on tap at Bailey’s early 2009. Black w/ big head. Tons of chocolate, roast and a little soy & molasses. Smooth with a light bitter finish. A little dark fruit. Thick. Very solid impy.
Beardface (1509) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Baileys Taproom in Portland. Pours an awesome black with a hefty tan head that lingers with solid lacing. Aroma hefty with pepper, chocolate, smoke and a light booziness. Flavor is heavy on smoke with chocolate, a pine hop character and a nice peppery bite. Very tasty beer, probably my favorite from Caldera so far.
raphael (762) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate, roast, alcohol, black pepper aromas. Black with solid brown head, Flavor leans toward the roasted malt, but definite chocolate with piney hops, alcohol well hidden. Clean in the mouth. A brew to linger over, and come back for more.
boFNjackson (3632) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2009 Vintage 2004 --Tap @ Bailey’s Taproom... Poured black with amber highlights at the bottom of the glass with a light, brown head. Aroma of coffee and sugary syrup. Thick palate that wasn’t overbearing but was soft enough to let the complex flavors shine through. Java bean flavors with hints of vanilla and sweet spices. Sugary malted grains. Bitter finish with a smoked chalky finish. ----- 2008 -- Tap @ Bailey’s Taproom... Poured black with a brown head. Aroma of amaretto and alcohol. Coffee flavors with an immediate roasted malt backbone. Some alcohol in the finish. Not as in-depth and flavorful as the 2004 but still wonderful. ----- [Point score based on the 2004].
ndubs360 (114) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
drought at bailey’s taproom in portland. pours a straight black with a nice brown head. first taste is of intense lavender, which flows nicely into a chocolate/coffee. interesting indeed. sipper.
troopie (2022) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught. Black wirh tan head. Chocolate and hop aroma. Full chocolate flavour with pepper and currant notes. Chocolate and hop finish. Very much warmth, this one is for sipping.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep black body with a gray-brown merangue head. Complex notes of medicinals, ginger, chocolate, herbs, and liquorish. Flavor of spices and creamily textured chocolates. Fruity in the finish. Stinging and sharp. Peppery and quite original. Couldn’t drink a lot of this however.
BückDich (5466) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled draught at Caldera Brewery, Ashland
Black color, plenty of tan head and nice lacing. Fruity roast, mildly hot with a rich dark body and a peppery finish. Light vegetal finish with a creamy mouthfeel. Yum! Major thanks to the brewmaster for letting us taste these at the brewery when he was already busy.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a thick tan head and big lace. Pepper and chocolate with roast and bitter. Soy and lactose. Wow. Lots of peppercorns. Bitter hops and roast. Thick and chewy. Awesome pepper presence with a bitter finish.