PapaSkeetSkeet (681) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2012 pours black with brown to dark brown head. Aroma/Flavor are of oatmeal cookie and mild roast with a mild, pine-like hop bitterness in the finish. A lovely sippable RIS.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at jose pistola’s. Pours black with big tan head. Huge roasted burnt espresso nose with touch of chocolate. Fantastic deep
molasses and chocolate sweetness and great dry mocha finish. Perfect carb, medium mouthfeel and great lingering coffee finish. World class imperial stout!
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dated 2-5-10. Poured absolute black, chocolate head. Flavors were espresso,roast malt and vanilla. Body was medium and slick slightly bitter tail. Alcohol well hidden.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of blutt59--Thanks Bob! Poured a damn near black body topped with a lasting tan head leaving nice lacing. Aromas of creaminess, sweet chocolate, roasty, some alcohol and milk chocolate. Flavors of baker’s cocoa, espresso, milk chocolate and a great coffee bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel with a slick, oily finish.
chicowv (446) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, aged about 1 year: Pours dark black, light tan head, lots of bubbles on the glass. Aroma of toasted malts, light spruce hops, light bourbon. Taste is complex, smooth and robust. Deep, rich malt profile some oak, vanilla and bourbon but all well balanced. Palate is smooth, slightly bitter but very nice, nice bourbon balance.
TreborWhip (360) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours dark brown with huge, foamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malts. Flavors of roasted coffee beans, dark fruits, and hints of chocolate. Much more highly carbonated than most stouts.
Steeeve (326) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Midnight looking pour with a thin mocha head. Aroma is mainly dark roasted malts, some coffee and chocolate, and a touch of booze. Taste is about the same. Very dark roasted malts, some burnt flavorings. Definitely boozy on the finish. Palate is full and creamy. Decent, but the burnt tasting malts are not really my style.
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Allentown location. Pours black with a nice tan head to it. Has a chocolate and burnt malt smell to it. Taste is about the same with the burnt malt being the primary flavor. Little thin on the back but not real watery. Overall a nice Imperial can’t wait for the barrel aged version.
FURLYSURIOUS (262) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very stubborn black with a finger or two of soft brown head. On the nose there are bits of bitter chocolate, coffee, sweet malts - really just an approachable BA stout. The taste offers some creamy milk chocolate with a nice toasted hoppy afterburn. A very smooth drinking beer. In between swigs I’m left with a sweet, roasty, woody presence. Solid beer.
popkow (257) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on tap at the brass rail. Black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and a pinch of alcohol. The body is medium and low carbonation. The flavors come together as a licorice and egg nog combination with alcohol finish.