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 (13897) - 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 (4992) - 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 (7118) - 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 O’s Shindig): Aroma of caramel, dark chocolate and coffee. Everything an imperial stout should be. Tastes again of coffee and chocolate. Damn!
jcwattsrugger (11115) - 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 (7132) - 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, it’s rather dull. Nothing offensive but that’s not exactly the trait that wins me over. Just another imperial stout. One extra point in the overall for the most menacing looking packaging I’ve seen from this hemisphere. After all, the look of the bottle got me more excited about trying it, which certainly could’ve influenced my opinion. Thanks, Joe, for the opportunity to try this.
Ungstrup (29503) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pitch black beer with a thin orange head. The aroma is sweet malty with strong notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of chocolate, and a very smooth mouthfeel.
luvcasks (178) - USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a great find and what a great treat - Thank you Sam and Marlene (Stuffed Sandwich)
Picked up dark bitter chocolate, some coffee , dry figs and some smokiness which somehow was accentuated as the beer warmed up. poured thik and black with a nice dark tan head. The flavors were incredibly smooth with the chocolate, coffee and dry fruits with some mokiness there to highlight malt complexity. On the palate this is a delight with many flavors dancing to finish with a long luxurious finish. Overall: A fantastic Imperial Stout... A pleasant deviation from other stouts in the sense it is not oil or thick.. I wish I could get a few bottles to age and share