pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber....rating from memory.....appearance: deep, dark blackness with enticing brown head....aroma: roasty, chocolate, and malty.....taste: nice smokiness to it that went well with the chocolate side of things. some dark fruit added nicely to it as well. creamy mouthfeel with a roasty finish.....very nice.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well. here is another BIG THANKS to shigadeyo for trading this to me. This one pours pretty much black with a nice dark tan head and some pretty kick ass lacing. Gourgous! Aroma is big roasted cocoa, maybe some butterscotch, light hops. Flavor is bitter creamy malts, burnt chocolate, and hints of smoke. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy but also has a little snap to it. Great brew. Thanks again Craig.
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with a thick dark brown head. Great sweet chocolate top notes. Milk chocolate, chewy sweet malts, heavy roast, sweet licorice, earthy malts. Flavour is sweet and chocolatey, caramel and a nice earthy flavour. A touch of soft leathery character. Well blended, lingering roast. It’s a well-made and tasty brew.
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty dark and viscous pour, maybe not as dark as Yeti but pretty dark. Basically a dark brown color during the pour, giving up a very dark brown, but short lived head, minimal lacing. Big big aroma, nearly all of it "chocolate mocha milk", and then a touch of burnt malt. The flavor is big, not so sweet, but with a dark raisiny fruitiness swimming amidst a dense burnt chocolate, alot of char, even burnt oak, and heavy black malts. A fair bit astringent and heavily acrid/bitter, coating the whole of the palate with the bitterness of black malt. Only a tingle of alcohol presence in the long bitter finish.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled on 1/26/07: Pours an oily viscous opaque with a thin-lacing ring of light brown head. Sweet, dark roasty malty aroma has some coffee notes and dark chocolate. Body starts fairly full and viscous, but not as sweet as one would expect based on its density. They must’ve used lots of oatmeal in this. Has some mild brown sugar and raisin complexity with a lot of lingering roasted notes toward the finish. An interesting imperial stout, but could use a little more sweetness.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - APR 19, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of moejuck. Pours dark brown with a dark brown full head. Smells soapy with some chocolate and oatmeal hints. Tastes of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and some fruity hints. Mouthfeel is oily with a roasty finish. The alcohol is not noticeable on this which is impressive.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bottle via trade with OhioDad and BigErn and shared at our Mesa Gathering - Pours a thick black color with a thin tan head. Very little lacing. Aroma is mostly roasted malt with some light coffee and chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, light chocolate, and vanilla. Very nice. Medium to full body. A smooth, easy drinking beer. Good Stuff. Thanks guys.
gunsho (134) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark like oil, pitch black with the muddiest head i’ve ever seen. smoke oats, chocolate, and coffee dominate the nose, but are balanced with a slighlty hoppy finish at the end. this beer bites you.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Notalush for sharing his beer! This was a decent Imperial Stout overall, but for me, it was a little light on the body, and a bit too much like an oatmeal or cream stout with a higher lactose-type sweetness. It was not robust enough for me. It did sure pour nicely - black, thick like oil and nearly no head at all. Espresso and a pleasant smokiness in the flavor. Goes down smooth and is easy to drink. A good beer overall.
beastiefan2k (2425) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared by Notalush. Pours motor oil black, very small head but a thick, sticky brown lacing. Aroma is strong but with that hated bean/cold coffee aroma that I hate. Behind that there is a chocolate and and plenty of roastiness. Good amount of sugar sweetness. Mouthfeel is oily and slightly undercarnbonated. Lots of coffee bitternesss. A medium-heavy body. Still, that bean is bad.