BeerandBlues2 (10261) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF ’07. Pours black with a large, creamy, light brown, lasting head, excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (dark bread, molasses, warm chocolate, toast), light hops (grass), average yeast (leather) with notes of smoke and light tar. Full bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jet black pour big brown thick well laced head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and roasty malts. Well coated palate, a bit small for this beer. Big flavor, some choclates, some burnt coffee, roasty, a touch of lactose. good but not as great as advertised.
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - OCT 14, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at GABF. dark black smells of sweet roasted malt and chocolate. Flavors much the same, This was the 2nd best Imperial Stout I tried at GABF to Czar Jack.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - OCT 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at the 2007 GABF. This was one of my favorite at the festival. I had several samples.
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF 2007. Pours to a viscous black body with a dense medium brown head. Nice lacing even in a plastic glass. The aroma is sweet roasted barley and oats with a nice chocolate and cocoa powder backbone. The flavor is really roasty. Barley, sweet and dark chocolates, crisp oats/barley flavors, roast without a ton of black patent. The palate is rich, creamy, only slightly astringent. Oily and very viscous. Very balanced.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2007 GABF 2007. I was really excited about trying this one. There was a mild vegetable flavor present that really detracted from this one. Chocolate flavors dominate.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2008 Wow, one of the standouts of the GABF. Fantastic. Aroma is hugely chocolate and coffee. Taste is rich chocolate and molasses. Just a very, very well done imperial stout. Finishes with a nice, somewhat cloying bitter chocolate.
Aroma is sweet cold chocolate, red fruit, hops, and that’s about it.
Appearance: so fucking dark and insane lacing.
Taste is creamy, dense chocolate and hops, some red fruit.
Lingers very well.
I overrated this a lot.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2010 Pours Black and viscous. Thick brown head and and a complex aroma consisting of malts, roast and espresso. Velvety mouth-feel with a big malty backbone . Chocolate and black strap molasses finish. Well balanced
emacgee (4177) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
WBF. Got to have several glasses of this. Poured a dark black with nice rich chestnut head. Sweet chocolatey aroma, milk chocolate, some grain, molasses, the 9.75% barely shows. Tastes extremely smooth, sweet milk chocolate, mild alcohol. This stuff is dangerously easy to drink.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brewsgrass 07** The 1st pour from the fest. WOW! Been wanting to try this and it certaintly didn’t dissapoint.I had to go back for more several times and was so good, I bought the T-shirt. Huge chocolate and coffe aroma.Big, deep black color.Lots of chocolate and coffee flavor. A slight coffee bitter finish.