Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black as all hell with a thin tan head. Beautiful and oily looking. Big dark chocolate nose with a hint of espresso. Tastes as sweet as it smells with a hint of chocolate syrup and a tangy finish that Iím not wild about. Still a tasty delight.
after4ever (6265) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Black with caramel highlights. Huge coffee nose. No head or lace. Mild, slightly creamy body. Coffee, chocolate, roast, and a tiny bit of licorice on the mid-palate. Long dry, roasty finish.
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of coffee, dark chocolate and hints of smoke and vanilla with a smooth lingering roasty finish.
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - MAR 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz brown bottle served in a shaker pint. Poured a deep brown/black with a couple of fingers of tan head. Fairly carbonated. Chocolate, coffee and some roasted barley in the aroma. Medium body. Heavy roasted barley bitterness. I got more coffee flavors than chocolate. Very long dry malty finish. Alcohol was not very apparent. The roasted bitterness was a little harsh.
RSRIZZO (1871) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is a dry burnt scent. Color is solid back with mild carbonation and a thin but tight head that is a nice brown. Taste is deeply roasted and dry. It comes on with a medium body that goes down smooth with a little brunt bite on the end. The finish then comes in with a deep roasted malt flavor and a black coffee bitterness. In the after taste is a burnt taste that has a backtone coming across like a bittersweet baking chocolate and a faint alcohol feel that leaves it almost sweet yet dry. This is a very good Stout and well deserves to be called a chocolate but seems a touch light for a double.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of coffee, chocolate, burnt and roasted malts, and a bit of grassy hops. Poured brown in color with a small brown head that diminished quickly. Opaque. Flavor of burnt and roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and a smidge of piney hops. Light to medium body. Thin, chalky texture. Soft to average carbonation. Dry chocolate malt finish.
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep brown with off-white head. Aroma is roasty dark malt, chocolate, some figgy fruit; the aroma here reminds me a lot of New Holland The Poet. The flavor is rich, roasty, malty, with some chocolate, earthy raisin, root cellary yeast, and some finishing coffee hints.
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours thick black with nice tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate, slight bitter hops. Flavor of cocoa and coffee with a nice shot of roasted barley. Some banana-like esthers coming through. Slight alcohol astringency. Some molasses is also coming through. Its nice to have a slightly sweeter Imperial Stout every once in a while. Palate is thick and slightly sticky with small, lively carbonation. This seems like more of an Imperial rather than a sweet stout.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark chestnut color with a moderate dark khaki colored head. Heavy toasted grains, bittersweet chocolate and hint of light coffee. Fairly simple. Sweet stuff this be. Coffee with a good dose of light corn syrup. Reminds me of a sweet stout with an spoonful of chocolate syrup. Long roasted malt finish. Another bomber to slog through tonight. I think Iíve stated this before, but Iím I am tiring of every new brew being 8%+. Are peopleís palates that shot?
Ernest (6354) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown to black.
Aroma is moderately malty (coffee, chocolate syrup, roasted grain), lightly hoppy (grapefruit, resin), with a note of chalk.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Kinda difficult to enjoy...very sticky-syrupy sweet without much for balance, and the aroma isnít particularly exciting or deep. Itís not *bad*, but I sure couldnít drink much.