Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Blind Tiger scratch on Cask. Pours a brown body with a thin head. A lot of chocolate aroma and a sweet malt. This is a beautiful sessionable big flavored big bodied stout, with an oddly appreciative hop character to keep the bold chocolate in check and a nice etoh. I had to get another!
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Pours black in color with foamy brown head. Aroma chocolate, roasted coffee and floral hops. Taste of dark chocolate and coffee with dark chocolate bitter finish.
Shag (2443) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A black color with a moderate beige head. The aroma is coffee, cocoa puffs. Im coookooo for it. and some german chocolate. The flavor is rich with some chocolate, oatmeal, cappucino. The finish is rather sweet. Overall a nice one
GreatLibations (1831) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A cold pour reveals a stubborn head that lingers. Aromas of dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans. Full nectar w/ good carbonation creates a semi creamy texture. It’s thick and chunky. A heavy roast component figures prominantly dlivering a mild sweetness to savor. A stong hop factors in shoving citrus rind and asprin down my throat. On top of that drop some copper, charcoal, and leather on the fire for warmth. The finish is bittered extensively w/ lingering 3rd degree asprin burns.
StefanSD (1797) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 bottle from Bev4less. Pours an opaque black color with a big tan head that lasts a long time. The aroma is rich with molasses, licorice and dates.The flavor is earthy, with minerals, biter walnuts and a bit of hard alcohol. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. The finish is medium in duration and dry. Overall: A very good stout, but not a great one. Recommended.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Source: Bruisin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy bits of sudsy lace,
Aroma: rich dark chocolate aroma with dark caramel sweetness and balancing neutral hops,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: rich chocolate and roasted flavor, touch of caramel sweetness for balance, good earthy bitterness follows the roasted and leaves behind a light bitter finish,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Bockyhorsey: Pours a nearly opaque black with dark mahogany edges and a spotty-lacing dark tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel and dark chocolate malts with a touch of coffee and smoke. Body starts with decent fullness and sweet dark caramel malts with a nice balance of raisins and plums before a smooth roasty finish. A pretty standard imperial stout.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep brown color with ruby tints and a dark brown head. Aroma is malty, roasty, chocolate, caramel, and some earthy hops. Flavor is malty, caramel, lactose, chocolate, roast, and a bitter roasty finish.
Kinz (2973) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a nice black, brown at very edge, deep tan head lasted nicely, quite full. Aroma was quite chocolate oriented with some roast notes. Flavor was a good blend of chocolate, roast, faint coffee, and a solid earthy hop (Target per the bottle) character that was in the background but clearly present throughout. Alcohol present, but in balance. Tasty, reminded me a bit of the Bell’s Double Cream, but a bit more full bodied.
riversideAK (5413) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown black colored brew with a thin tan head. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate, oats, and some pretty hefty pine/earthy hops. Flavors of bittersweet chocolate, oats, light coffee, a little roast with a nice bitterness that consists of piney and earthy hops. Alcohol is covered up very well and it drinks nicely.