strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2006
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
It looked and smelled good. Just not a fan of how hoppy it was. It left a tough aftertaste.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very powerful aroma. Pours pitch black. Burnt coffee aroma and flavor. Quite good, but not great.
after4ever (7538) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12-oz. Pours a deep opaque black with a towering, moussy, rocky, dark tan head. Plenty of clingy lace here and there. Nose shows good chocolate, caramel, and roast, with a bit of sourness in there. Attack is bold, with high-medium body, active carb, and plenty of flavor. The chocolate, caramel and roast come through right from the attack and carry across the mid palate, joined by coffee and toffee, and a bit of black cherry in there. Big hollow piney, clingy finish. Great stuff, but I definitely gotta give the nod to the oaked version, especially since it’s so widely available.
patrick767 (3985) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 27, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber - Pours deep, dark black with a thin tan head. It has a good dark roast malt aroma with some chocolate notes. The flavor is a nice, smooth dark roast with coffee and chocolate notes and ample hops. The big hops are a fine complement to this characteristically huge style. Well done, GD.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque brown-black body with a thick, rich and creamy, chocolate-caramel colored head. Lace hugs glass. Chocolate malt nose with hints of alcohol. Flavors of coffee, roasted malt, bitter hops and caramel. Tongue numbing and warming. Merry C-mas to me & a TY to Santa’s helper.
Unipong (6) - Jelling, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2006 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favourite stouts. Very complex, lots of different flavours and the superior taste of blackness. Very well hopped for a stout. A must drink for all beer lovers regardless of favourite style.
AskForJenny (1066) - Ontario, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml from Hegedorn’s - Motor oil black liquid with a dark tan head. Coffee and roasted malt taste that invites you in, the hops lulls you to sleep and then the 9.5% clubs you on the head and takes your wallet. This thing packs a yeti sized punch for sure. Really nice and easy drinking, sneaks up on you.
DrewTaylor (154) - Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark black-brown with a little craemy dark head. Lingering aroma of coffee. Evident coffee and burnt chocolate to the taste, with hints of a woodyness. Lots of hops, complex palate, yet very well balanced. Great Imperial stout.
Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delt med Theis på Ølbaren. Kulsort farve lyst beige skum som var kæmpe stort.
Meget tyktflydende at hælde op. Choko, kaffe, tørrede frugter sødt maltet og god humle i duft og smag. "amerikaner duft" som jeg kalder det. Fylder godt og har en god humlet eftersmag.
zachh (23) - USA - DEC 10, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very intense and thrilling beer. When poured into a glass, the color is intimidating. The head stays for a very long time and resembles a root beer float. The chocolate flavor and heaviness of this beer will make even the fastest beer drinker slow down in appreciation. Definitely a repeat.