badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a beige head and decent lacing. Molasses, caramel, coffee, alcohol, and lactose in the smell. Sweet milk chocolate, molasses, and licorice in the taste. Seemed a bit more like a Baltic Porter, but it was still enjoyable. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. I’d definitely drink it again, though it sounds pretty hard to obtain another. Thanks to DicksMcGee for the sample.
DicksMcGee (56) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2009 Mahogony tinge black with small head. Banana some flower chocolate roasty in smell. Chocolate, hops, roasty sweet taste. Very light on the mouth. Porterish
pepsican (1445) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to dicksmgee, thanks for sharing something for once! Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma had chocolate, toffee, and a hint of caramel. The flavor was very similar. Again, chocolate, coffee, toffee, a slight hop bitterness and some brown sugar. It had a slight pickle flavor that I get with a lot of strong wheat beers. Finishes really smooth, not much hint of the abv%. A little thin for the style, nothing really stands out to me. Very drinkable though.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black color with a light brown head. Aroma is malty, roasty, caramel, chocolate, and some earthy hops. Flavor is malty, caramel, roast, chocolate, and some alcohol.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared. Pours black with a small head. Fairly light body for an impy stout. Nice aromaxs of chocolate and coffee. Hides its alcohol very well, fairly smooth and nice flavors of cocoa, coffee and some chocolate. The lingering finish brings the alcohol out in a more pronounced way.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Date: April 05, 2008
Appearance: black, wispy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: big roasted malt aroma with hints of dark chocolate and a touch of dark caramel sweetness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, lots of dark chocolate character, nice caramel sweetness comes in for balance, plenty of hops add flavor and balance, touch of roasted esspresso, light bitterness in the finish
Date: March 28, 2009
rich and roasted, bitter dark chocolate, caramel sweetness comes upon warming,
Date: July 04, 2012
Source: cellar stock
Aroma: sweet fruityness coming out in the aroma
Flavor: richer chocolate flavor, roasted following
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, Gene’s - Poured a dark chocolate brown with a frothy but thin caramel head. Smelled of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and alcohol. Tastes sweet with an alcoholic kick at the end. Lacing marks each sip of the beer on the way down and makes for a beautiful glass when finished. Enjoyable but very heavy and hard to drink more than one. Fantastic representation of an imperial stout.
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma was chocolate and roast with an nice presence of caramel and a fruity nature. The beer contained a nice espresso roastiness and a light bit of alcohol coupled to raisins and dark fruit. The beer arrived brown, well, black, with a ruby highlight and a brown head which stood tall and fell slowly to lace the glass. The flavor was nice chocolate with a roast and fruity ester presence. The fruit becma dark with raisins and a grassy bittering a acrid dark grain acidity. The finish was dry with lasting chocolate and dry cocoa into the aftertaste. The body was almost full with a moderately low level of carbonation and a nice texture on the palate. A pretty darn nice Imperial Stout!
Small glass at EVO. Listed at 10.6% ABV.