wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Rich O’s Gravity Head 2007. Thick black with a nice small disappearing dark brown head. chocolate espresso aroma with a nice oatmeal presence and some slightly vinous qualities. raisons and dried fruit. sweet chocolate oatmeal flavor with some slightly vinous qualities. full thick creamy body. Im gonna have to try this one again. It was fantastic. great imperial stout....the oatmeal seems to soften the beer....a very nice touch....the affect reminds me of a wheat wine. fantastic. cant wait to try this one again.
vyvvy (4398) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with a dark brown / orange head that is fairly small, but quite dense. The aroma has very roasted malt with toasty chocolate - very thick and creamy as well as somewhat sweet. Thick body with carbonation that has moderate intensity. The flavor begins with some chocolate, coffee, vanilla, hops, cream and heavily roasted malt. The finish is like a thick hoppy mocha coffee - I don’t like coffee and it was still enjoyable. There is a lingering harsh bitterness. Thumbs up for this well crafted imperial stout.
ElGaucho (2264) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. A Beer Advocate at Dark Lord Day graciously shared this with some folks adjacent in line. Bourbon barrel aged character in the nose with molasses notes. Dark, opaque body with a light, yellowish tan head. Milk chocolate with hops. Excellent; creamy, buttery.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch opague black with a dark brown head that fades away fast. Aroma is heavy roasted malt and bitter hops. Flavor starts off creamy with a big coffee and dark chocolate taste with a big earthy hop finish. A very well made stout.
nihar (68) - Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark with a heavy head and aroma full of coffee, chocolate and malts... tastes like coffee with plenty of hops ... very full and heavy beer that hides the alcohol
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black, with a deep tan thick head. This beer is intense. The aroma is impressive as, is the think (think whole milk) body. The hops bite through the heavy body. No detectable alcohol. Outstanding.
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - MAY 1, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Got to have a good taste of this at DLD. Very black with quality head for an imp stout. Aroma is choco, coffee, raisin sweetness, an oaty smoothness, and some vanilla. Taste is a full smooth coffee/choco, nice dark fruit sweetness, and some good licorice. Finish is very good roast bitterness.
StateofTrance (35) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
An intense and complex slow-sipping beer that will not disappoint imperial stout lovers. I wish however they toned down the roasted (burnt) bitterness and concentrated on balance. None the less an apt example - even though it is far from my favorite style.
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trade from Nolankowal, thanks John! Pours a dark black color with thick dark brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, molasses, and alcohol. Taste is much the same but I?m picking up some unripened banana in the finish. Mild carbonation and oily mouthfeel.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2008 Poured black and left an oily residue whenever I moved the glass. Taste was roasty, some licorice, some balancing bitterness, really smooth and big.
Re-rate. Better than I remember. Big and rich, nicely balanced. Very well put together.