alexsdad06 (6087) - Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle via trade (???). Pours brown with a medium disappearing beige head. The aroma is dark malts, dark fruits, sweet with light chocolate. I was confused as to what kind of beer this was. The flavor had more sweetness, light chocolate, dark fruits, malty, but no roast. Medium-light body.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Toad House. Black pour, off-white head. Aroma is sweet toffee and caramel, with some roasty chocolate and coffee, hints of cola and licorice. Flavor is overly syrupy for my taste, with the sweetness overwhelming any complexity to me. Has a rich, sticky feel. I definitely couldn’t have finished a pint of this easily.
highibus (740) - Vail, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black with nice sweet nose. Big roasty malt flavor with a bit of bright sweetness. But of plum and mocha. Nice.
OldMrCrow (1998) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Fiddlers.
Basically, a big disappointment. Candy sugar and not much else. Way too high of an ABV to justify the weak flavors; at 7.8% this beer should be packing it in alongside some of the really high-end stouts and even impys. But no contest.
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on draft at redwood. definitely sweet! nutty caramel and some alcohol in aroma. chocolate, roasted malt and brown sugar in taste.
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Deep cola, reddish hues, moderate frothy light beige head, decent lacing.   Mild roasted malt nose, lactose sweetness, minor campfire, and perhaps even a bit of cocoa and anise as well.   Smells interesting.
Quite malty on the tongue, very malty actually.   Certainly lactose like sweetness, anise is a little dull, but not nearly as roasty as the nose suggested.   A little tame, somewhat like a Black Beer crossed with a sweet
stout.   Yeah, quite malty.   Actually, I don’t even know how an Imperial Sweet Stout would be, but this seems more and more like a combination of Sweet Stout, Black Beer, and a Scotch Ale with his heavy maltiness.   Body and
mouthfeel are moderate to full.   This one is growing on me.   Black Scotch is what I would call it.   Now that I am finishing this bottle, I kind of wish I had another to follow.   Unique and interesting.   I’ll
probably come back to this one.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle from Ballard Market. Smells caramelly sweet and looks almost like Guinness when poured. Mild carbonation and then a boatload of malt. Leaves a weird aftertaste, like I fell asleep with my mouth open. Way more excited for the Mocha Death waiting in the fridge.
bhensonb (11661) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours dark mahogany with a decent tan head. Seems to smell of dark roast and chocolate. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Wow. It is malty. Very smooth. More like caramel than chocolate. Roast malt. As the sweet drains away there is some bitter. Dark and smooth it is. Good on a winter evening.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bomber, brought over to my place by a friend whose son lives in the Seattle area as we got ready to bottle up some homebrew. very dark pour with a smallish tan head. aroma is mostly cocoa with some coffee. flavor is malty with more cocoa and coffee notes. very drinkable with moderate carbonation and medium bodied.
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has a sweet malty aroma. The flavor is sweeter than a typical stout. Drinkable.