malrubius (2035) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Peter’s 2nd annual spring gathering. Black with tan head and lace. Mild smoke wood earth chocolate aroma. Mild roasted chocolate coffee smoke bitter woody earthy finish. Very good.
TomDecapolis (4605) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep black with a bubbly tan head. Aroma of tea, chocolate, cherry, caramel and light alcohol. Flavor of tea, bitter hop notes, caramel, chocolate and kind of thin and smokey.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Daknole at Hellbilly’s Shootout in Sosco Tasting. Thanks Dak, I’ve been wanting to try this one for a while. Pours deep brown/almost black with a small tan head. The nose is cocoa, roasted malt and coffee. The taste molasses, some faint dark fruits, roasted malt, dark chocolate and bitter coffee. Medium bodied. Decent
zach8270 (3793) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark black oil pour with a thick and creamy tan head. Rich and malty aroma with a lot of coffee and burnt malts. Very light hint of smoke and some coffee as well. Lots of roasted and burnt malts at the start of the flavor. Good solid roasty carbon middle with a bitter and roasted finish. Couldn’t really taste the smoked malts and it was a little thin. Flavor profile was outstanding.
StoutFest (77) - Stoutville, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours medium brown with a head that disappears fairly quickly. Nose is dominated by roasted malts. Also, some coffee and hop aromas. Flavors are of very bitter chocolate, roasted malts, tobacco, black coffee, hops, and smoke flavors. Its almost like a tug o war between roasted malts and sweet malts. Roasted malts outpowering with bitter tobacco dark like coffee flavors. Medium bodied. Long bitter roasty lingering finish. A bit too bitter for me. Needs more balance. Something is missing. Not bad. Good overall but wouldn’t try again.
jtclockwork (10428) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Pilsner Pete’s RBSG. Pours black. No surprise there. Nose is mocha and coffee beans. Taste is slightly bitter, vanilla bean, coffee and roasted malts.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a black body with a medium beige head. Aroma of nuts, roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and raisins. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, peanut butter, coffee, caramel, and cola with a dry, bitter finish.
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent imp stout....nice aroma of roasted malt, with coffee and chocolate undertones and a hint of smoked malt. Flavor is quite similar. Overall pretty good.
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, courtesy OrlGamecock. Pours a dark mahogany color and topped by a small, foamy tan colored head that leave some spots of lace behind on the glass. The aroma shows note of bitter, dark chocolate, roasted barley, darkly roasted coffee, and fresh earthy hops on the back. The flavor follows showing more dark cocoa, bitter sweet chocolate, roasted barley and coffee. The earthy hops add really nice bitterness and are very fresh, while toasted caramel adds some sweetness to balance things out. Medium bodied with good carbonation and a lengthy roasty and dry finish. This is a nice stout, and I would like to try to the bourbon barrel version some day.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber, 2010 release, from CBX. pours a very dark brown with a thick, creamy, dark khaki head. aroma is great with bitter dark chocolate, roasted malts, mild smoked meat, soil, and earthy hops with a touch of unique, rum-dipped fruits. flavor is damn tasty as well with lots of roasted malts, smoke, and earth up front with slightly sweet, dark fruits, and burnt nuts coming through ahead of a bitter, chocolatey finish with a touch of coffee. palate is just a tad thin for a big impy with solid carbonation and a lovely, lingering finish. overall, a damn nice imperial stout that could use a bit more body. i enjoyed the bourbon barrel version much more.