oh6gdx (21155) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Very dark brown colour, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, alcohol, toffee and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, alcohol, coffee and dark chocolate. Alcohol burns nicely in the aftertaste.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown, a bit of tan hanging aroud the edges. On most occations, I donít change ratings for packaging, but this was a memorably nice presentation--extra point. A toasty, oaky beer, rounded edges, caramel. Surprised to see this is just 7.5%. Would have placed this a bit stronger.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, chris_o shindig. Black with a brown head. Big aroma - sweet and fluffy. Icing sugar. Espresso and chocolates. Very strong sweet icing sugar mouth, carries as malty with espresso. Lasts through. (Marked as homo beer in my notebook, thanks oh6gdx).
harrisoni (14246) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chris_o Shindig. Black. Very intense, got some decent toffee from the barrel. Good intensity, nice liquorice. Good though.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@chris_o. Roasted coffee malts. Black colored, light browm head, good lace. Sweet, coffee, bitter, roasted, soft mouthfeel.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled - Chris O shindig 2007 - A black coloured stout. The aroma is hoppy and smoky with great fruits and malts. The taste has a long sticky soy sauce finish together with the fruits and malts. A really tasty great beer seriously underrated here IMO.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Sim rate (bottle at Chris Oís Shindig): Aroma of caramel, dark chocolate and coffee. Everything an imperial stout should be. Tastes again of coffee and chocolate. Damn!
jcwattsrugger (11286) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
1Liter bottle-pours a brown head with bubbles and black color. Aroma is lots of dark malt-licorice. Taste is lots of dark malt-licorice, some astringency from Jim Beam-silky. Not my style. (3.3 from 2 friends that shared this)
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2005 vintage bottle thanks to Indiana_Red sampled on 7/2/06: Pours a mostly opaque black with dark brown edges and a thin ring of tan head. Sweet caramel malt and soy sauce aroma has a touch of fresh piny hops. Body starts with a thick viscous caramel maltiness and a touch of dark fruity complexity before a lightly tart earthy roasted dark chocolate finish. A pretty good imperial stout, but would be better with less tartness.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 Pours black with a fully diminishing beige head, spotty lacing. Aroma is subdued and variable, with notes of chocolate, roasty malts, figs, coffee, raisns and slight hops, loads of vanilla and charred oak. Flavor is on the mellow side, entailing more roasted malts and fruit, additions of smoke and leather, bittersweet chocolates as well. Alcohol is reasonably well masked, finishing long and mellow, but a little dusty and unrefined. Palate is medium bodied, light at times. Really nothing about this is the least bit exciting, itís rather dull. Nothing offensive but thatís not exactly the trait that wins me over. Just another imperial stout. One extra point in the overall for the most menacing looking packaging Iíve seen from this hemisphere. After all, the look of the bottle got me more excited about trying it, which certainly couldíve influenced my opinion. Thanks, Joe, for the opportunity to try this.