drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
growler from DLD, thanks ohiodad for this sample. after having a growler break on me in a trade i was very happy to finally try this. pours pitch black with tan head. nose of chocolate, roast, coffee, licorice, and dark fruits. flavor of roasty chocolate, coffee, and dark fruits. i enjoyed this but i canít figure out why isnít so highly rated. seemed like a solid but sorta normal imperial stout. iíll have to re-rate someday.
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Scott for bringing a growler of this to DLD. I had this beer right after sampling BA Speedway and a few other top notch stouts...and this one still held its ground respectively. It was a tasty impy stout and I enjoyed it a lot but I am not sure how much more this stands out than some of the other top rated stouts. The palate was incredibly silky smooth and that was one of the best parts of this beer. Very rich and chocolatey in the flavor with a little bit of bitterness coming through with some roastiness. And at 10% alcohol it really wasnt too noticeable. Overall really solid impy stout! Thanks Scott!!
Saarlander (1677) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - APR 30, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a tasty brew, lots of chocolate flavor, roasted Malts, very thick,Easy to drink, so enjoyable, wish for more, But I couldnít bogart it! Thanks to Cquiroga for sharing his bottle at the woodshop tasting!
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared by OhioDad at DLDí07.Very smooth chocolate aroma.Pours black with a light tan head.Alot of very smooth chocolate and some nice roasted malt in the flavor.Mouthfeel was very full with a big roasted malt and smooth chocolate finish.i
railcat1 (672) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had at DLD.This was a great imps and was very thank ful for getting to try,pours a dark black with a tan head that was very good,taste of chocolate and coffee with a roasty finish.CHEERS!
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2007
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler from Turdferguson! - thanks a bunch Sam!! Shared at DLD with as many people as I could find! - Pours dark black with a big mocha head that stays well and clings to the sides of the glass. Aromas of rich milk chocolate, and roasted coffee. Flavor is mostly chocolate. Rich and decadent. There is some coffee there though and some slight hops at the back of each sip. Smooth palate makes this big beer so easy to drink. A really beautiful Imperial Stout!!!
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 29, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2007 another big thanks to chrisQ for bringing this to Saaralanderís tasting. Itís still rich, thick chocolatey and nice
------- big thanks to cquiroga for bringing this beer to the Woodshop tasting at Stuffed Sandwich in San Gabriel, CA.
rich, thick, chocolatey with a dry roasty finish, this is a great beer.
IrishBoy (3686) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 12, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
7 Oz Corona bottle from a growler, a surprise from Ross today! A HUGE Thanks!
Nose of dark chocolate, light coffee, and a tiny hop note; Opaque as HELL black with virtually no brown highlights on the edges; flavor of bitter chocolate, a little coffee from the thick body with a small bit of bitterness and an insignificant of alcohol in the finish!
Odeed (1773) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 12, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(BIG THANKS GOES TO ROSS FOR THE BOTTLE,AND IRISHBOY FOR SHARING IT.)black as mutha fuckin black can get.small dark brown head.aroma mixes up the ingredients you expect from a bad ass impy stout.cocoa,chocolate,dark fruit,molasses,coffee,alcohol,and brown sugar.flavor blends the aroma up with a slight hop finish.mouthfeel is creamy and smooth.alcohol is pretty well hidden.i can see why this is in the top 50.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2010 Updated rating Bottle at BA Tasting at Cool Springs Brewery. Flavor of red wine, molasses, chocolate, and dark roasted malts. Side by side with Iron Hill RIS, this was very similar- but sweeter.
OLD RATING- Hand bottle from Ross in a corona bottle. Fed ex fucked up and this came late, but this little thing held up. Pours a deep viscous black with a huge chocolate brown head. Aroma of dark roast, cream, and dark chocolate cake. As it warms, alcohol and dark berry fruitiness comes to the forefront. Fine carbonation with pleasant oily mouthfeel. Flavor of coffee, black patent malts, and unsweetened bakers chocolate. Moderate sweetness. The moderate hop bitterness abruptly pops up on the finish, with some mild sourness that lingers. The bitterness mellows as it gets to room temp. Very nice beer. Thanks for getting me this top 50. I guess you are not a dick after all. 8-4-8-4-17