ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2011 Milk chocolate nose, with some lighter caramel, and a bit of coffee. Taste is relatively dry and the beer is well attenuated. The roast lasts throughout and into the finish. Some nice dark and milk chocolates. Just a tad ashy on the finish.
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow this beer takes stouts to entirely new levels! Full bodied but oh so smooth. I could smell chocolate, coffee, vanilla, cream, oatmeal. I could taste chocolate, coffee, sweet malts and ever so slight hops mixing in there as well along with toffee and hints of caramel. Hides the alcohol very well. I have to say this is probably a beer I will be buying more of if it is around much longer. Highly recommended! Also when poured it has a nice amount of head that stays around and is that light brown color that only good stouts have.
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a pitch dark, with a nice tan head. The aroma has some strong coffee and a little chocolate. The taste is very heavy on strong dark coffee, with some roasted malts and a bit of booze on the finish. The body is medium/heavy, with a very nice pleasant palate. For a stout this is a very enjoyable brew.
wavers1 (910) - Notown, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of hamilton23, thanks! nice well rounded and solid stout. nice and creamy body, moderate bitterness, some sweetness. drinkes very easy and is more impy that a lot of lesser imperial stouts. good stuff for sure.
JStax (3548) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bomber. Appearance is dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is sweet milk chocolate and cappuccino. Taste is milk chocolate, hot chocolate, espresso, and cappuccino. This beer is fantastic. Very chocolaty and delicious.
GMCC2181 (1552) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from StateLine... Looks great... Huge mocha colored head. Black in color. Nose of some creamy milk, roasted malts, and chocolate. Taste is slight smokiness, lots of burnt roasted malts, chocolate, some bittering hops to keep it well balanced. Texture is creamy with a medium carbonation. Overall: A nice simple stout to sip on a snowy night.
tmoreau (2824) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber to a small snifter at Lunar Brewing Co. during a local, cellar tasting event. Poured a black/brown with a touch of ruby highlight, ample brownish tan head foam, and wavy lacing. The aroma was roastiness, espresso, and rich malt. The flavor added a little smoke, and hidden alcohol, behind the full body, and nice silkiness to the mouthfeel.
zdk (1822) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap at RnH - dark thick tan head, creamy sort of watery, chocolate, not much roast, clear crystal malts, meaty and oaty. finishes with some earthiness.
joeneugs (3979) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. The aroma is classicly roasted with hints of dark fruit and biscotti. The flavor is rich with anise, coffee, fudge, raisins. It ends with a nice roasted bitterness. A really nice stout.
Slipstream (2193) - USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2012 From a cask at RnH. Rich, malty aroma. Lots of grain and hops in the flavor, and dark chocolate A noticeable grassy flavor comes thru too. Roasty and round to be sure, but too dry for me. It lay flat on my tongue, and was a little too reminiscent of the dregs of a cup of unsugared Turkish coffee. Rerated 2012, tried a bottle this time, liked it more than the cask. A sweet, malty, roasty stout, with a coffee, molasses, bourbon, prune, and bran flavors. AVery good.