Tmoney99 (12732) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted malt, chocolate and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. A standout brew.
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark scottish style ale. Hoppy to the point of sourness. Very dark pour. Interesting. Rated 4/13/10
italianjohn (2679) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour small tan head ... sweet malty chocolate aroma and dark fruits .... taste of sweet chocolate and light roasted malts and a taste of light hops detected .... some bitterness in the finish and some abv tasted as well .... a sweet bodied imperial
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9oz bottle, batch #210, bottled 1/2/09 from greenís in columbia. pours a beautiful, thick, jet black with a one-finger, very dark, chocolatey brown head and oily lacing. aroma is excellent, hugely complex, with big notes of roasted malts, pumpernickel toast, smoked almonds, and dark chocolate with hints of smoked beef jerky, black olive, old leather, and cigar ash with just a touch of coffee and light vanilla. flavor is absolutely wonderful as well, totally unique, with huge notes of black licorice (like cold ouzo), smoked meat, ash, and charred malts up front that ease into dark chocolate, plum wine, and bitter black coffee with a hint of lacto sweetness throughout. palate is rich and full bodied with medium carbonation and a long. lingering, roasted finish. overall, a world class and very unique impy. i must grab a couple more bottles of this stuff.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours a dark brown body with a tan head. Malty body with light caramel tones, light chocolate note, and a hint of dry ash y peat tone. Very mildly sweet body with a lightly bitter and chalky finish. Decent.
Beaver (1546) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 oz bottle, batch 210 brewed on 2001.09. Pours a dark opaque black with a smallish dark brown head that goes to a thin film that retains and laces the glass.
The aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, black licorice, dark fruits and alcohol.
The flavor is roasted malts, black licorice, alcohol and a little coffee and dark fruits with a pretty big charred bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth creamy carbonation.
Overall, for the first couple of sips, I thought it was too over the top with too much alcohol and charred bitterness. But as I drank the rest of the bottle, it smoothed out and the flavors blended better and werenít as abrasive. In the end, I liked it. Itís a bit pricey for a regular buy though at $10 a bottle.
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - APR 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled on 4/2/2010. Batch 210. This Imperial Stout pours a very dark black color from a 500ml bottle. Very dark , large sized beige foamy head, with nice lacing and decent retention. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasty malt, cheery and dark fruit. A medium to full bodied Imperial Stout. The malts are roasty, chocolate and semi-sweet. The hops are earthy. Nice balance. Good carbonation. There is a lot of fruitiness here as well as a very nice roasted malt character. Wonder if the fruitiness is due to the wild yeast. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
deyholla (9262) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a thick but small dark brown head. Aroma has strong notes of roasted malts with undertones of dark bitter chocolate and a hint of alcohol. The alcohol is much more present on the tongue and it overwhelms through the beginning, but chocolate and roasted malts do make an appearance in the finish.
AmEricanbrew (6566) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color/ thin brown head. Big spicy smoked almond, dark roasted malt, ashy aromas. medium body. Earthy, dusty dark roasted malt flavors with tobacco, semi sweet chocolate, wood char. good.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle and served in my Bells snifter: Pitch black with a fading tan head and some oily legs. The nose detects a large dark sugar molasses vapours wrapped around toasted and charred malts, moderate leathery, tobacco, beef jerky and salty earthy yeast esters, some chocolate, vanilla, and espresso notes as well. More akin to an old school Imperial but bigger. The taste is malty and fruity with a moderate sugary and boozy supporting act. Lots of earthy character, may I say almost "traditional classic" flavors... roasty, leathery, meaty, coffee with a mild minty herbal but not hoppy bitter component. There even is a touch of that "vile" wild yeast twang running about. The mouth feel is lush and slightly warming, a tad chalky and astringent but nothing out of the ordinary. Very classic and classy, very much akin to Old Engine Old or Older Viscosity.. .yep it is old school but quite Yummy.