badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Black with a creamy tan head. Chocolate cherry roasted grain and drip coffee aroma and taste.
jkwalking05 (3883) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in color with a decent beige head. Aroma is of molasses, chocolate, caramel, and roster malt. Taste is the same.
travita (4116) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark look, beige colored head, and black color. The smell is a nice roastiness, coffee, malts, molasses, burnt, and sweet. The taste is sweet, coffee, malts, burnt, molasses, and sweet.
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks like dark blood gone mg into the glass. 1 inch dirty head. The aroma is rich, dark malt with a tinge of sweetness, smokiness, and coffee. The taste is bitter, rich, creamy malt. The palate is a little rough but not overly so. This one just doesn’t hide its alcohol ad well as other really good imperials. It leaves lace rings on the glass. A nice touch. Now lets see what 22ozs. of a 10% vampire slayer can do.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a finger of tannish head. Smell is a lot of chocolate, malt, cinnamon, and coffee. Taste is smooth fruity, espresso and a bit of chocolate, very drinkable, pretty good.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: April 04, 2012
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, bits of lace
Aroma: roasted aroma, robust hops, just a touch of sweetness
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, citrus and pine, earthy bitterness, dark chocolate, touch of coffee
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Binny’s Arlington Heights. Pours very dark brown to black with tab head that dissipates to a thin tan ring. Aromas of chocolate brownies, roasted malts, some light ash and coffee, and fruity hops. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate, some booze, and some hop bitterness. Not getting a lot of smoked malts. Mouthfeel is good as is the carbonation. Solid stout.
jb (2277) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark, I could not detect a highlight color in the dying sun. Thick foamy tan rocky head. Spotty lacing, more like spots. Nose is dark chocolate, heavily, with a bit of charred malt, and later a bit of dried fruit like cherries. Palate is creamy and rich, very far from bitter, heavy on the chocolate malt, but still it is barely in balance. Decent not great, very drinkable.
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brownish black. Aroma is licorice, dark malts, hops. Flavor up front is a little sweet cocao followed by an even bitterness. Nothing comletely overwhelms anything else. This is a finely balanced imperial stout that goes down a little too easy.
Ron (2653) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown color with a one and a half finger thick tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. Light lacing. Flavor is much of the same. The finish is fairly smooth and the roastiness lingers a bit. Medium to full body. An enjoyable stout