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 (4367) - 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.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at the 2007 BrewGrass Festival. First of the day. Pours oily black/brown with no head. The aroma is nothing if not bit piles of chocolate and espresso bean. The flavor is just as the aroma leads you to believe. Chocolate, espresso, some candy caramel and alcohol deep down. Yum. Slick/oily full mouth feel. Yes, another excellent Impy.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
well I finally got to try this beer, batch from 2006 so it got some mellowness to it, oh and it was good. lucky me. pours a black with mild tan head. my initial response was that it reminded me of Darklord, anyway, roasted mocha aroma, great front to finish. mocha hides to the end, very good and balanced.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2007
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sampled at the brewgrass fest. Poured a dark brown with a tan head. Had hints roasted coffee, chocolate, some mild spices. Carbonation and body is balanced perfectly. Alcohol is masked very well.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice! Pours out a deep black color with a small dark brown head. Aroma is very malty and full of chocolate. This brew is big on flavor. A big choco smack right in the beginning and the flavor fades to a malty coffee flavor on the finish. Damn fine brew and something i have been on a mission to try for quite some time!
Suttree (5482) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I thought I was going to get shut out of trying this becasue I got to Brewgrass late and they’d already run out, but lo and behold, they decided to tap another keg later in the day. So, is this just another big stout with a lot of hype and a catchy name? Well, yeah, it’s got that, but it lives up to the hype, smooooove like Billy Dee as Lando Calrissian, with a ton of chocolate and coffee in the nose, and definate fruity notes in the flavor. Unexpected notes of dark rum pop up too, and it’s remarkably full bodied throughout. Really, really good. Sampled at 2007 Asheville Brewgrass.