madvike (2539) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by CasyK...thanks Casey! - Pours dark with a little tan head. Smells roasty, with molasses, whiskey, and caramel. Lots of charcoal and tar in the taste, well-roasted malt, and a bit of meat. Interesting taste, but surprisingly it worked. Pretty big in the mouth--thick and chewy.
Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at the big “SeaBass has got to go” tasting courtesy of askofficerfriendly. Pours deep mahogany with thin mocha like head. The aroma is caramel, prunes, black strap molasses, some booze and chocolate. The taste is black strap molasses, a little bit of prune and super rich dark cherries. To midway malts move forward creating additional notes of chocolate and fudge. Into the finish it seems to be sort of rich yet thin molasses nectar mixing with dark roasted malts, yum.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle… Tampa “Farewell to Sebletitje” Tasting… This beer rocks!… Pours very, very dark brown with a small, creamy, beige head. The bouquet puts forth mocha, toasted nuts, a puff of campfire smoke, tobacco and a whisper of vanilla. Medium to full-bodied with a thick, chewy mouthfeel and supple carbonation. Deeply roasted grains, mocha, moderate alcohol and a subtle note of smoked malt in the flavor. Lengthy, mildly smoky, deeply roasted finish. Thanks to askofficerfriendly for sharing this treasure!
sebletitje (6234) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Seabass going away party, Jan15th ’11. Courtesy of askofficerfriendly.
Brune foncée, pas de mousse.
Chocolaté et malte, avec fine couche de caramel. On peut y détecter un léger nez et palais de malt fumé qui est suivi par du café.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, #14/450 of the 2010 edition, courtesy of oakedcanuck. thanks, colin! pours an oily, jet-black with a thick, lasting, dark cocoa powder colored head with light lacing. aroma is great, spot on for an imperial stout from texas, with big notes of bbq smoke, campfire wood, and roasted malts backed by dark chocolate, toffee, and unique spice notes of red chilis and chipotle with a hint of mexican coffee as it warms. flavor is delicious as well with the bbq-smoked wood settling in nicely behind notes of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and dark fruits with notes of vanilla, tobacco, and subtle, peppery spice on the back end. palate is full bodied, rich, and nicely carbonated with a long, roasted, smokey finish. overall, an outstanding imperial stout that i’m lucky to have tried.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Near black pour with a small brown head. Smoky roast aroma with some hints of chocolate and coffee. Roasty flavor follows right along with the aroma. Really good.
AmEricanbrew (5516) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color/ tan head. Big smoked wood, dark chocolate, char aromas. medium bodied. Dark chocolate, smoke, deep roast malt flavors=solid stout.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft, black color with no head, inky coffee, plum, molasses aroma, flavor is ashy, coffee, chocolates, dark fruit , soft finish
jtclockwork (6932) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2010 Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Very full and pleasant aroma of roasted coffee, smoked chocolate malts, vanilla and graham cracker. Initial taste of sweet raisin and vanilla gives way to coffee and chocolate malts. Light caramel and warming alcohol in the finish. Can be a bit cloying at times.
MaltOMeal (1088) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bombers. Someone shared a mini-vertical of the ’10, ’09 and ’08 for us to compare. I was most impressed with the ’10, but did not have the others fresh so don’t know if they fell off or this batch was just made better than previous ones. Pours black with a brown head. Nose is of smoke, roast malt and coffee. Taste is of roast malt and coffee. Tasty. Mouthfeel is thick.