chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap at the memphis taprooms philadelphia. pours black with a thin milky tan head. nose is pungeant chocolate, coffee, malty goodness, some nuttiness, and some definite hops. taste is glorious, witha fluffy mouthfeel i could drink like a million of these. sooo good. so gluggable.
MrChopin (3810) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2008 Pours tepid dark brown, minor tan ring for a head. Aroma of bitter coffee, little else. Flavor picks it up with some cocoa to compliment, almost resulting in Starbuck’s mocha frappuccino. Rather thin body, milky roast lasting longest. Overall, one-sided and rather unimpressive. If I want coffee, I’ll put $5 towards good coffee. Otherwise, Speedway destroys this.
GMCC2181 (1561) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 19, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2013 Bottle. Dark black in color, good khaki colored head. Visible lacing left on the glass as you sip on down this beautiful brew. The aroma is spicey/tobassco and coffee. Taste is nice balanced coffee stout. Burnt malts, maybe a little tobasco. Tons of roasted malts, burnt wood, coffee, chocolate..The texture is creamy smooth for a stout. No trace of alcohol. Overall: Uber impressed by this beer and at a great price 2.5 smackers..... shes a keeper
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured black in color with small tan head. Aroma is lots of coffee, and spices. Taste is a nice breakfast stout with lots of coffee, and roasted malts. Overall a nice stout.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one seems to have an abundance of bitter oats with some coffee beans and dark chocolate. Its a nice mix but I think its a bit too heavily accentuated towards the barley. It seems a bit too much on the burnt gingery side of things as well. The strengths outweigh the negatives. I love the dry finish with sparks of roasted coffee flavors bursting out.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Haven’t had it in a few years. Dark as night pour with brown head. Load of coffee and bitter chocolate, so smooth and a huge finish. Amazing
MegaMan2OO6 (21) - Los Gatos, California, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2008 (10.22.08) 12 oz. bottle: Black as can be, with a fine brown head. Great coffee aroma, but the taste is a little burnt. Bitter chocolate rounds out the flavor. Lingering finish. Gets a little rough by the end of the glass though.
jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finally got to try this one--I’ve been looking forward to it for awhile. Poured an oily black with just the slightest remnants of a darker brown head. It smells deliciously of coffee and chocolate. It doesn’t feel too thick-bodied and the flavor is wonderous--an explosion of cappicino, coffee, and chocolate, wit an aftertaste that lingers. This is a very drinkable and delicious imperial stout and I would highly recommend this one. I’ll have to make sure I grab a 4-pack before they sell out for the season!
HoPPyToNy (17) - USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black beer with a nearly as black, quickly vanishing head. Aroma is coffee and flaked oats. tastes like coffee finishes dry with a bit of a lingering tingle. very smooth and silky in the mouth. good beer though like pre season hockey not worth the price of admission ($16 for four 12oz)
bassbuckeye (81) - Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poors nice and dark smells of roasted cappacino..... tast roasted coffee with a slight bitter chocolate did have a hint alchohal after taste