MIBRomeo (2444) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour sticky tan head, nice lace. Very sweet aroma, caramel & raisens, mellow roastiness. Well coated & lightly creamy palate. Dry roasty coffee silky chocolates and too much alcohol. Nice not refined enough yet to be great.
troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught, Poured black with thin fast dissipating head. Little lacing. Aroma of roast malt. Roast and coffee notes in the malty flavour. Very chewy body. Roast malt notes in finish with a bit of coffee.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
lightly tan head on a 4oz taster pour. got the sense of some dark fruits mixed in with a light bourbon tinge to the flavor. really liked this.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jet black, light sandy head. Ample coffee aroma. Dark and intense roast character, lingering consistent heat. Borders on chewy and very smooth for 10%
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with small oily head. Aroma is faint with some coffee and roasted malt with a touch of alcohol. Flavour is raosty and dark but not overly malty or complex. Pretty simple compared to the other big guns out there.
TAR (2378) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft @ GABF (numerous samples): Penetrable black with mahogany highlights. Light-beige ring of head. Yeasty, appley, soy-sauce-laden aroma. Muted notes of tar, dark chocolate, molasses, orange and resin. Unpleasantly prickly and fuzzy on the palate. Viscous body. Green apples are immediately apparent, but are thankfully buried by the immense viscosity , gooey residuals and slightly crunchy roast. Biscuity Munich character briefly exudes at the center as deep-rooted char begins to exert its strength as it snugly grips the palate. Sharp alcohol is a detriment to the flavor profile, and notes of burnt rubber further compound the sharpness as well as the grainy malt aspects. Malt complexity and extraction are both very poor. Citric hops lend some acidity but largely go unnoticed due to the overly weighty sweetness. Tangy molasses clashes with an odd and cloying mixture of medicine and overripe plums. Finishes sugary sweet, underattenuated, tackily yeasty and astringently charred. Riddled with flaws.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the 2007 GABF: Barely transparent dark mahogany with a frothy dark tan, full-lacing head. Aroma of rich sweet caramel and dark chocolate with some dark fruity esters. Body starts with a dense, creamy caramel and dark fruity chocolate complexity toward a bittersweet, rich, yet smooth finish with some lingering dark chocolate. A very nice imperial stout.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown head with black body. Light roasted malt nose. Solid coffee roasted malt taste with some chocolate. GABF2007
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2007: Poured black with a beige head. The aroma was light roasty and doughy. The aroma had a sweetness to it. The flavor was roasty sweet with a hint of fruit. some chocolate in the middle. Very hoppy piny finish. Dry moderately bitter finish with a medium to full body. Silky mouthfeel.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a black body with a moderate creamy tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roastiness, caramel, vanilla, and nuts. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, molasses, and some dark fruit.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source: Brewfest, GABF
black, creamy beige head,
sweet roasted and dark chocolate aroma with dark caramel for sweetness,
rich dark chocolate flavor, nice balancing roastedness, touch of fruit,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20