Sammy (9350) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2007
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bold roasty flavour, almost wafting several feet. Some material head. Dark black. Very full mouthfeel, breakfast in the glass. A prominent sourness, yet well balanced by caramel maltiness yet not too sweet, cocoa, creamy milk chocolate, nutty and cherry and drinkable.
Outstanding RIS, oatmeal stout, beer thanks to Aofoxxy. I left one glass for 24 hours for my buddy and he thougt it was good even then.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2009
Date: January 26, 2007
Appearance: black, thin fine tan head
Aroma: sweet roasted malt aroma
Body: creamy oily body that gets sticky after a while
Flavor: alcoholic roasted and chocolate flavor, light malt bitterness
Date: May 26, 2007
Source: road trip
Score: 3.6 to 4.0
Appearance: drops of lace
Aroma: roasted aroma with dark chocolate and sweet fruity licorice plus a touch of alcohol
Body: slick creamy body is a bit thin
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, lots of chewy dark chocolate, only a hint of fruit, milky sweetness, light bitterness comes from the roast
Overall: the rich dark chocolate and balancing light roasted defines this beer
Date: July 21, 2007
good sweet licorice character shows up the bring out the chocolate and balance the roasted
Date: July 23, 2007
Source: brew kettle
Appearance: black, tan head, lots of lace
Body: very creamy body
Flavor: rich chewy dark chocolate takes the lead on draft with the roasted flavor playing a supporting role,the dark chocolate has a dry character yet there is an underlying milky sweetness to balance everything
Overall: draft shows up the bottle
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Miketd for the bomber! Pours thick and pitch black. two finger that slowly disapates to fine film around the rim of the glass. Nice lacing as well. Aroma is chocolate, malts and coffee. Wonderful oats, malts, coffee and light hints of smoke. finish with a nice milk chocolate flavor. simply spectacular!
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to either Puddintane or Matt Capone - either way, thanks!!! Big blackish pour with a light tannish head. Aroma is big and creamy with lots of chocolate, smooth coffee, and some hefty doses of sugary malts. Flavor is big, roasty, creamy and sweet - coffee, dark & milk chocolates, and a nice bitter hop bite. Really good and silky smooth. Tried alongside a Siberian Night and found it much sweeter, creamier, and having a better overall aroma + a better mouthfeel - both fine beers crafted (or invented) by the same hands.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yum!!! Bottle- Chocalate/coffee aroma, tan head that never fades, super silky mouthfeel, with a delicous roasted flavor that is not as astringent as many imp stouts. Almost as if the brewer roasted coffee directly on your tongue to the point of nearly burning the beans. Wow! Thanks to estoppel.
thoramel (55) - Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours with a dark caramel head that reduces to a delicate lacing and smells a bit like dark chocolate and cofee. The first taste lives up to the aroma. As it warmed the coffee flavor became more bold. Got a bomber at Stemmel’s in BG. One of the best Imperial stouts in its price range, plus it helps that it was brewed in Ohio.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber. Pours very black with a large, foamy, dark brown head that settles down to a small ocean of foam. Aroma is very nice. Strong, rich, roasty chocolate. Taste is very rich. First sips makes my cheeks contract. Very smooth mouthfeel, moderately thick - could be just a tad thicker. Taste is bitter, roasty chocolate, just like the aroma. Low carbonation. Good stuff.
Nephilium (1475) - Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma with hints of coffee, chocolate, and a touch of alcohol. This pours jet black, with a dark tan head that quickly fades away. Nice flavor of smoke, coffee, and a touch of chocolate. Alcohol is amazingly well hidden in the flavor. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel to the beer. Overall, a really tasty and reasonably priced Imperial Stout.
BeerandBlues2 (10616) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle received via trade with drmatt. Pours opaque with a spare, fizzy, dark brown head, mostly diminishing, spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted grain), average hops (flowers), average yeast (dough, leather) with notes of light alcohol and prunes. Full bodied, alcoholic texture, soft carbonation and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and heavy bitterness.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2008 Black as night, big tan head with dense bubble and good lace, espresso nose with alcohol notes. Strong coffee flavors, some banana esters, very silky mouthfeel, light bitterness.