njbfr (113) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a motor oil consistency. One finger cinnamon-tan head. Noticed a chunk of yeast plop into the glass. Mostly chocolate and hops on the nose with a hint of alcohol and something else. Maybe vanilla? Flavor is loaded with familiar tastes. Smoke, chocolate, coffee and alcohol dominate. Very thick, oily mouthfeel. A little too carbonated for an imperial stout in my opinion. Good lacing and a warming finish.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with a thin brown head. Notes of bitter roast, chocolate, and dark caramel. Heavy bodied with noticeable but not overwhelming alcohol. Will rate this one again soon.
DWestrick (522) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. very nice Imperial Stout - terrific characteristics with strong flavors. well crafted beer.
SanfordBrewer (1412) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2010 br-btl cm-lbl, 12oz, $3.99, 90 IBU, 10.5%)
opq-bk ,^dense-br-head, silky-full-body, ^co2.
aroma: ^chclt roast-malt.
flavor: chclt co2 T1, crmy-brnt-chclt espresso §silage/herbal T2, used-coffee-grounds §chclt §sweet T3.
rich and intense, but lacks complexity and roundness/balance IMO.
BVery (8692) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Oily black pour with a reddish brown pillowy head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted barley. Extremely creamy and full bodied. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, and a little dry at the back end. Awesome.
drowland (7112) - Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle (2009) into a goblet. Pours opaque black with a really dark brown head that is thick and lingers - lots of lacing. The nose is huge roast with coffee, chocolate, and a blast of sour dark fruits with a hiiiiint of alcohol. The flavor is huge roasted malts, a touch bitter even, with chocolates and dark fruits hanging by the wayside in the background. There is a hint of the high ABV.
udflyerfan07 (173) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Poured black with a dark tan head. Tremendous aroma from the time I opened the bottle. Malt smells galore. Taste is fabulous. Chocolate, coffee and roasted malts burst forth. Everything you expect from an Imperial Stout. Founder’s got this one right.
kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour was black, with a finger of head. Taste of dark fruit, chocolate, and coffee. I little big for my liking, but thats what you get with an imperial stout.
arminjewell (8848) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poures thick, oily black with a wonderful brown head with a perfect amount of carbonation. Smells of chocolate and burnt bitterness with some nice smoke. Tastes is upfront very dark and bitter chocolate, with a nice chocolate and bitter smoke ending with nice coffee undertones. Excellent impy stout that all others should try to imitate! Best mouthfeel I’ve ever had.
cgarvieuk (18564) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home ... deep black ... soft roast littl bitter little coffee roast quite meaty nose ... soft rich dark toffee malt roast ... definitly some chocolate ... again a meatyness ... very tasty but doesnt seem quite right ... still quite enjoyable ... all in all its a bit tooo heavy in body ... too much chocolate ... finding it quite wearing