GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz courtesy of peteinSD. What a cool dude- sent this in a box for no reason so that I could try it. Pours near jet black with a massive dark tan head that is ultra rocky and leaves the lacing of God. Aroma of green apples, oxidized red apple sections, big acetaldehyde.
Taste is a little tart, full of green apples, is a little bit tinny, and gets coffee roast and bakers chocolate in the finish. Has the lighter body of a stout and is not too intense even though abv wise it is verging on imperial. Looks great but has a few critical flaws.
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice imperial stout. Pours deep brown with a thick dark on it that quickly goes down. Really quality malts and the hops are really quality as well. You can really taste the roasted malts.
Mora2000 (6151) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.
2008 vintage sampled in May 2010. The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is a nice mix of roasted malt, chocolate and smoke. The flavor is pretty heavy on the chocolate with some roasted malt. The mouthfeel is a little too thin for me and is a tad bit watery. Medium carbonation.
jkwood04 (5244) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz in an English pint glass. Pours black with a lasting, tan head. Aroma of raisins, caramel, and dough with some coffee. Really sweet, and full bodied. Initially has flavor of dark fruits and coffee, but then the earthy hops become apparent. Has a short but sweet coffee finish. A really good stout.
thirdeye11 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bomber 2008 vintage thanks to Exiled) clear ruby brown with very few bubbles. Nose of cherry, raisin, chocolate syrup. Taste of fudge, sweet chocolate, powdery cocoa, bitter. Medium thick body creamy and bitter finish.
gnoff (9509) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2014 First rating
Bomber bottle, bought in Denmark a while back, sampled from a friends version on May 28, 2010
Black color, tan head. Soft hoppy and malty, roasted, sweet scent. Smooth malty roasted taste. Smoth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Easy drinking in spte of its alcohol level.
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, second session
Black color, brown head. Sweet, chocolate, grainy scent. Malty, grainy taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Draught at The Independent, Clearwater, on January 19, 2014.
Black color, dark brown head. Sweet, alcohol, bitter taste. Bitter aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Bitter, sweet scent.
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - MAY 27, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black oily pour into a tasting cup reveals a tight tan head. Aroma is very roasty, burnt sugar, luscious dark fruit and lightly charred chocolate. Mouthfeel is dense and smooth. The roasty and fruity flavors come out the most, bitter roast and char combined with sweet dark fruits provide a rich and balanced brew. Damn.
tsoneill (7) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2010 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really good stout. Beautiful head from the tap. Good body and complex flavor. But.. watch out.. Double Stout!! I’ve fallen under the bus once or twice with the 8.8% alcohol content! Cant’ wait to track one down!
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 24, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Nearly black. Mocha head hugs glass. Full of aromas. Thick roasted malts. dark chocolate, coffee, oatmeal and dark fruits as well. Some alcohol notes if you really dig. Big solid roasty flavor. Coffee, bitter chocolates, oatmeal and a long bitter finish. Full warm body. Very smooth and well balanced. I discover new flavors each time I have one of these.
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This stout had one predominant feature upon my sampling...an extreme taste of coffee. Now do understand that I do not drink coffee and do not prefer the taste of coffee. But this stout was still very drinkable pouring a ruby brown with a dark mocha head that fades after a few minutes. You can’t taste any presence of alcohol yet a bitterness persists far beyond your sip. I was fortunate enough to get a tap sample in a growler from Bierkraft in Brooklyn NYC. www.bierkraft.com
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 04-23-2008