after4ever (6468) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500. Got the "DK" on the label. Pours an opaque jet black with a dense and creamy burnt tan head that doesnít stick around for too awfully long. Crazy big roasty sweet nose, showing roasted grain along with a full-on Iím-measuring-cookie-ingredients blast of vanilla. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Definitely not goopy or cloying or sluggish. Roast, coffee, chocolate, and vanilla on the mid palate. Mostly itís just a surprising amalgam of vanilla over the top of a well-made, fairly conventional impie. Very appealing. Long roasty sweet finish. Hides the alcohol fairly well, considering. Nice stuff.
Sammy (9190) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloying sweet cookie. Last beer of the night, bottle shared with George at The Ginger Man NYC. Oatmeal cookie aroma along with the roast coffee, lots of sugar dust. Black and lacey.Carbonation is right there. Average mouthfeel. Chocolate finish and aftertaste.
abemorsten (3033) - MosterÝy, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Cardinal. Black with a light brown, creamy, centimeter head leaving excellent lacing. Chocolate, toffee and wood on the nose. Sweet, roasted and bitter with notes of chocolate, vanilla and an alcoholic warmth. Full bodied. Gentle carbonation. Long roasted, sweet and bitter finish leaving a dry mouth.
marcus (7083) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Belmont Station. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head and a vanilla aroma. There is a bitter chocolate and vanilla flavor with a thick dry finish. A bit smoky too.
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black as night. Aroma has a lot of licorice and roast as well as some earthy/spicy hoppiness. A lot of chewy richness and some sticky resiny bitterness. A little bit of blackberry fruitiness - yeast seems fairly estery and there may be a bit of oatmeal in here as well. Soft palate and a little bit of lingering black pepper. Nice And quite unique in a category that I didnít think could surprise me anymore.
mixmasterob (922) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a big pillowy brown head. Looks nice. Aromas were similar to a melted candy bar, mild cocoa notes, vanilla, caramel, light roast and goodness. Mouthfeel was super creamy, light carbonation, big. Lots of chocolate, a vanilla like sweetness, light roasted malt, just a tinge of booze in the finish, barley noticeable. A damn good big stout. My first from the brewery.
hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured a dark black color, with brown edges, and an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of coffee, cocoa, chocolate, roast, and some smokiness. Tastes of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, roast, dark fruits, and molasses.
TheEpeeist (3441) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 oz bottle. Dark brown with a mottled tan head. Nose is coffee, hay and chocolate with hints of vanilla. Almost full body, silky then brash with a hot, bitter bite. Carb adds a slight tingle. Intense espresso and dark chocolate dialed up with grapefruit peel and molasses. Softens with warming but could use some time to meld and possibly allow the vanilla to emerge.
HenrikSoegaard (11131) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Tons of chocolate and vanilla. Moderate bitter fantastic flavor. Strong vanilla notes overpowering some roast. Excellent. Long delicate finish. Creamy palate. World class and what an Imp. Stout should be.
SSSteve (3891) - - MAY 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. black with a small light brown head. sweet nose of milk chocolate and vanilla. palate is smooth and creamy. while never having tasted dookie, this has a very nice low hop chocolate note with hints of vanilla. iím so excited to grab one out of the can tomorrow!