gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at west seattle location. aroma is somehow enhanced from the original. caramel vanilla and chocolate aroma. chocolate and caramel tastes with a lingering alcohol finish. quality
after4ever (6269) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at the brewery. jet black with a towering moussy dark tan head. loose stringy lace coming down the side of the glass. sweet, almost tangy chocolate nose. plenty of cheap coffee there as well, maybe a little basement to boot. creamy thick body. chocolate, coffee, and char on the mid palate. lingering char finish. big and tasty and fun to drink, could stand some subtlety and complexity. no clue on the vintage here.
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is full of sweet chocolate, some roast, caramel, and a little dark fruit. Pours almost black, brownish undertones, no head or lace. Sweet and chocolatey with some dark fruity notes. Light roasted malt shows up, but this is a chocolatey impy stout. Some noticeable alcohol with an almost viscous body. Creamy and almost smooth.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 13/10/2007
Coffee roast aroma. Small beige head. Black strong in alcohol and hoppy with a crisp and bitter coffee roast finish.
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Fudge black color. No head, but subtle tan rim around the edges. Raisins, chocolatey, with hint of apple. Thin, syrupy-like flavoring with soda consistency and body. Not much beyond initial punch to recommend it - though high alcohol content does make an appearance in the deep recesses of the throat. Ok, but really a disappointment given how much richness an imperial stout style affords the brewer. Seemed flat and unimaginative.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the 2007 GABF: Barely transparent dark mahogany pour has a tan ring of head. Aroma of lightly sweet dark caramel malt with a hint of pear and dark chocolate. Body is fairly thick with a sticky caramel malty sweetness and some tart light fruity notes toward a doughy finish. Needs a little more balance.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Source: Brewfest, GABF
black, creamy tan head,
dark chocolate aroma with a touch of roasted and vanilla sweetness,
rich chocolate flavor, dark caramel sweetness, roasted keeps the sweetness in check,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 2007: Poured a deep brown with a tan head. The beer had an alcohol nose. Also notes of old coffee and some roasted malt. The flavor was also of old coffee and a touch of tartness. The finish leaves coffee in the mouth. Very dry. Medium to full bodied with a silk mouthfeel.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with good head. Chocolate aroma with decent roasted grains. Too sweet for my liking...doesn’t taste, or feel, like 9%.
BuckeyeBoy (2878) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brewpub Seattle. Pours out a almost black topped with a tan head. A nice burnt malt aroma and tast. A little think for an Imperial Stout. 9% on this one.