boFNjackson (4119) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured jet black with a big foamy, light brown head. Some big bitterness and a quite a hop bite with some nice complex malt grains, and roast flavors. Coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, and even some licorice before a warming alcohol finish.
nimbleprop (4638) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle pours an opaque, viscous black with a thin, beige head. Big, nutty aroma, coffee, dark malts, burnt brownies. Flavor is dark, toasted malts, a little smoke, nutty, coffee, brown sugar. Full bodied, roasted finish.
jstraw (1908) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2012 Black with big, foamy, chocolate shake head / Mellow nose of cocoa, caramel, and coffee with cream / Medium to full body, chewy, with good balance and some heat on the long, smoky, bitter finish / Flavors of dark roast coffee, caramel, oak, bittersweet chocolate, and weed / Just great.
LilBeerDoctor (3422) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of chocolate, charred roasted malt, vanilla, cream, coffee. Flavor is mostly roasted bitterness and just a hint of sweet malt. Although it gets sweeter as you go along. Tasty imperial stout, sturdy palate, enjoyable.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, dark brown to black color with no foam, aroma is ashy, burnt roast aromatic, flavor of piney hops, dark roast and chocolate with a hot finish
rougeau13 (1979) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, with a good sized, bubbly, lacing, brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, and some woodiness. Taste is big and malty with significant alcohol and bitterness. A little more carbonated and a little thinner than most beers of the style, and a touch dry with a very noticeable alcohol presence. Not a pinnacle example of the style, but a good stout nonetheless.
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at Sunset Grill. Pours dark brown to almost black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty, light annis seed touch. Roasted dark malty. Liqourice, annis seed and dark almost hardroasted malt flavoured. Bitter and solid dry dark malty finish.
BREWMUSKCLES (2205) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
some spice rye like with a tinge of sweetness and chocolate milk. alcohol calms down appropriately some body and a piney hop finish. somewhat roasty and balanced flavor pattern. a bit warming.
tgncc (2753) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice deep black appearance, wth a medium tan color head. Nice lacing on the glass, oily appearance. The aroma is roasty, coffee, dark chocolate. The flavor is roasted coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, vanilla. Thick body. The finish is roasty, pine hops. Solid if unremarkable impy stout.
jredmond (5264) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at rnh with Brendan. Pours a deep brown nearly blacu body with thin lacing. Aroma is sweet malty roast, chocolate and light coffee. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of coffee, oak and sweet chocolate.