JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trade with kyzr. Thanks Mitch!
Pours a black color with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee, dark chocolate and nuts. tatse is very smooth with a nice plum, raisin flavor. Slightly smokey after taste with a semi sweet finish.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Pours nearly black with almost no head. Aroma of rich, dark roasted chocolate and coffee with a hint of bitter hops. Taste adds more bitterness, but very nicely balanced with the rest. Taste was moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Bitter finish. Full body. Creamy and warm texture. Gets a little hotter as it warms. Drink it cold! You won’t be sorry.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle shared on 3/22/07 with my brother who brought it from Ohio on our recent trip to Colorado. Pours out like spent motor oil, except this was blacker. I thought i was going to have to find a thin spatula to get it all out of the bottle. Big, dark brown head that persisted nicely under some excellent lace. Deep. dark chocolate aroma laced with roasted nuts, espresso, and dark fruit. Thick, oily mouthfeel, yet somooth, rich and chewy with just enough carbonation to enhance rather thatn detract. The roasted malts provide most of the bitterness with this one, with the underlying dark caramel and chocolate sweetness providing the needed balance. This is a big, rich Impy Stout - what a treat.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
OK third time’s a charm, i’ve tried t orate my 1000th beer a ton. here goes. a black pour with dark dark brown head and aroma of walnuts, cashews and some marshmellows. this beer tastes liek it was roasted on a fire pit. lots of roasted malt with some marshmellow and oak and vanilla with some peanut amd cashew with some heavy dark and milk chocolate. amazing. freaking amazing. a great 1000th beer. :)
barleyPops (1138) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber courtesy of OhioDad and shared with illini08, thanks for the bottle Scott. beer doesn’t get much darker than this! very, very black with a tan head. aroma was bittersweet chocolate and coffee. flavor was dark roast malts, coffee and some chocolate. dark roast was so up front, it masked what other flavors I’m sure were lurking around. thick and chewy palate with well hidden alcohol.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark dark brown to black with a thin very dark tan head, thinning to nothing over time. The nose has a subtle maltiness, considerable chocolate, road, a little milkiness, big dark fruit, liberal hops, and a smattering of alcohol. I think it a little brash, but not in an unpleasant way. The mouthfeel is absolutely divine, the opposite of brash! Creamy rich and full, couldn’t be better. The fullness of a good oatmeal stout and imperial combined. The flavors are like the aroma, big and brash. Some diacetyle comes out as well. Creamy roast, chocolate, big big alcohol, too big. Big dark fruit flavor, maybe date, a little figgy, cherry? and then a hit you over the head amount of hops. I just found this to be over the top. I love big flavor, but this was just a bit crude for me. I would’ve loved less alcohol flavor, more sweetness, and less hops!
lagomswedish (213) - Umeĺ, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
World-class imperial stout that looked stunning in the glass, with a black body and the darkest mud-coloured puck of head I’ve ever seen. Dark chocolate and espresso bitterness wrapped in a velvet mouthfeel. Export this beer to Sweden immediately!!!!
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque, no head. Aroma is molasses, dark chocolate, espresso. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, nice hop content. Roasty.
IrishBoy (3690) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber; Nose of chocolate, rostiness, and oatmeal with brown sugar; Black with a small tan head; body is syrupy and thick with flavors of bittersweet chocolate and roasted coffee with caramel creamer. Chocolate hop bitterness for a big finish.
OldGrowth (2353) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from trade with someone who remains nameless. Strong. Baking chocolate, viney, hint of nutty mealiness. ABV gives me a vodka effect. Brownish black color, small cocoa beige head that faded quick. No lace. Bittersweet flavor. Like aroma chocolate stands out more though. Still plenty vinous. maybe too much. Medium body, smooth viscous mouthfeel, bitter finish. Nice, but I thought it was too viney. Oat probably robbed the roast flavor I favor.