travita (3050) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. The look is brown to black in color with a beige colored head. The smell is roasty, malts, nuts, alcohol, coffee, and chocolate. The taste is roasty, alcohol, coffee, malts, and chocolate.
angrypirate06 (1330) - Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Thick black pour with a small head. Aroma is strong chocolate, coffee, dark fruits. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, coffee grounds, cedar.
BrianDorry55 (329) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber from Knightly Spirits. Pours an intimidating thick oily black with probably the darkest head I can ever remember seeing...looking at it makes me think Marshall Zhukov himself is going to pop out of my Duval glass and kick my ass...Aroma of dark chocolate, toffee, burnt wood, and alcohol. Flavor is like black coffee with just sugar added, some bitter hops, and some alcohol...but by no means too much. Starts a little rough on the palate but ends as smooth as they come. Thick mouthfeel. Overall...DAMN...first Cigar City brew and I cant wait to try the Cedar Aged Jai Alai in the fridge.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - NOV 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, with thanks to both dchmela and daknole. Pours super black and motor oil thick, with a moderate dark brown head. Aroma is smoky, with roasty malts, chocolate, and piney hops, espresso, and some molasses. Flavor is more dominated by the pine hops, with more espresso, chocolate, and some smoke and heavily roasted malts. The piney hops with the heavy roasted malts just donít do it for me. Not bad by a long stretch, but always seem to have a hard time with the pine-roast combo. Will be very interested to see how this is with a year or so on it and a chance for the hops to die down a bit. Thanks again to both Dave and Dak, appreciate it guys!
Odde (305) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black body with a reddish brown head that dissipated towards the end. Slightly roasted malts and strong unsweetened chocolate. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. Awesome.
Schroppfy (2350) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I actually think the 11% is fairly well hidden here; of course the coffee onslaught helps. A rindy, grapefruity hop presence is also astringent in the flavor. Dark chocolate bitterness rounds out the flavor, with just a hint of chewy sweetness. Big coffee aromas. Nice to drink, big and bold, good beer. Leggy in the glass - full-bodied! Just a little too unidimensionally coffee, thatís all.
dimenhetfield (2354) - , Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Been searching for this one for a while and finally got it. A beautiful pour that is jet black and thick. Big aroma of coffee and malts. The alcohol is a little over powering, but still enjoyable.
lushawn (2648) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from mcbackus and daknole- Glad i have 2. notes of coffee, roasted malts, toast, smoke, chocolate, leather, black licorice, molasses. Some nice peat and earthy notes as well. nice sticky medium/big body. Great coffee heavy but well balanced imperial stout.
adrian910ss (2246) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle ($18) from Capones. Pours a pitch black with a thick and creamy brown head. Aroma of malts, baking chocolate and light molasses. Taste of malts, baking chocolate, and molasses.
Rosebud butternuts (2382) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to kiefdog. poured black with a copper head and some nice lace. aroma was caramel, dark roast, and ever so sweet and succulant chocolate. flavor was coffee, dark roast, caramel and some alcohol. medium body with a slick feel to it. very nice!!