Stine (1746) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Velvety black. Doughy chocolate aroma; spicy and soft like cinnamon brownies. Sweetness of vanilla, roasted dark fruits, port, and graham cracker cheesecake crust. Burnt and ashy, but only slightly acrid. After an initial rush of harsh roasted bitterness, the flavor is soft and warm, with a tangy touch of pineapple and honey skirting the surface of a rich body made up of dark mocha and caramel syrup; very creamy with vanilla oats, cushiony and dense. Fruitiness of red apple and blackberry dusted in cocoa; lots of chocolate resonating on every surface. Palate is medium to full in body, very feathery and luxurious, and tapering out with an unexpectedly thin finish of sugared coffee and skim milk. Still quite fruity. The effect of that watered down finale mingles perfectly with a firm, lingering chocolate malt and maple remnant to leave a unique, tender impression; the oatmeal seems to round every edge and polish every rough quality with flawless ease. Like silk going down; very well made and pleasant to drink. Thanks Mike!
dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ the wolf tasting. Black with a very brown/caramel coloured head. Aroma of oatmeal, caramel, coffee and chocolate. Flavour is very full, al lot of coffee and chocolate. Great palate. Great great beer.
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber Courtesy of Alexsdad06, Thanks Brad!!. Pours a rich oily black color with a small tan head. Nose of cream, dark chocolate, dark fruits and alcohol. Initial taste is full bodied that covers the mouth with roasted malts, chocolate icecream, mollasses and dark fruits. Mid palate of coffee. Finishing with a nice balance of bitter hops, dark chocolate and roasted malts. Smooth with oily texture. Alcohol is greatly masked. Good Head rentention. Palate duration is excellent. Absolutely delicous.
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2009 This bottle thanks to yem25, but thanks also to miketd and mreusch who sent me bottles so I can have some around. Pours a THICK, inky black color with a rich, deep tan head that slowly recedes. Aroma of sweet chocolate with nice dark coffee and a nice walnut-like aroma. Smooth chocolate entry leads into a nice oaty-malt taste and a mellow molasses taste with a hint of the same nuttiness evident in the flavor. Finishes smooth and nice coffee undertones begin being apparent. Smooth and easy to drink, no alcohol noticeable. A really nice, easy-drinking imperial stout. Thanks to all you guys that sent me some, I like it.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2007. Beer is very dark brown/black, nearly opaque. The head is tiny, off-white, frothy.<P>The aroma is moderately malty with notes of roasted grain, chocolate, biscuit, toasted nut, light note of molasses; Light herbal hop note; Yeasty with a moderate note of basement and a trace of dough; Light notes of bourbon, woody vanilla, trace of cherry.<P>The flavor is heavily sweet, moderately bitter, lightly/moderately acidic with a very long, moderately sweet, trace acidic, moderately bitter finish. Big baby.<P>The body is full, the texture is velvety and the carbonation is lively.<P>Crushingly beautiful.
dalekliz (907) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 11, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Completely opaque black with a thick brown head. Heady aroma of malt, chocolate, coffee and a hint of dark fruits. Flavor of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and alcohol. Big and rich, with a lingering sweetness. Intense oatmeal stout.
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber shared with Juart. Has a thick foamy milk chocolate-colored head. Once it disappears, it leaves a sludgy ring around the glass. Coffee, dark chocolate, and a little fruit, possibly some figs in the nose. A lot of roasted goodness. And the taste? Holy Roasted Barley, Batman. This is like logs after a campfire has been extinguished. Sweet burnt caramel and molasses. Coffee and some apples somewhere on the tongue. A LOT of bitterness that is left in the finish. The body is like used motor oil. Thick and delicious.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle from Tertons. Opaque black in color, a thick, viscous pour with a medium sized brown head. Awesome appearance. Aroma: alot of chocolate, some vanilla, coffee, black licorice, and some banana esters which is definitely out of place. Taste is alot of chocolate, moderate roast, a good amount of caramel/molasses sweetness-touches of fruity esters, smoke, and licorice. Huge, full body- oily texture. Finishes with a big hop bitterness, as well as roast, dry chocolate, and a nice alcohol warm....Thanks Nelson.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz Bomber - Trade - bullet2urbrain
Aroma – Huge Stout aroma, coffee, oats and lots of chocolate in the nose.
Appearance – Dark black color, with a thin brown head.
Flavor – Great tasting beer with huge stout flavors. The dark malts and the oats added made this beer huge. The IMPY hops where subtle but this beer was like they said a Crusher. .
Palate – Great Mouthfeel, dry and a fantastic finish.
Overall – This beer rocked one of the best IMPY stout s I have ever had . Kicked some others off the map. Great flavors this was a truly AWESOME beer.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Black, nice tan head and nice lacing. Nose of bright alcohol, grapes, fig. The roast is hidden well, raw pancake dough and blueberry/banana. The flavor is similar with a salty banana and roast note. Some bitterness in the tail. Excellent Imperial, I’m sorry I don’t have more to say about this one. Thanks to BuckeyeBoy for letting me try this one.