Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Andy and Max’s fantasy tasting. Pours a very rich deep dark near pitch black with a nice lasting thin deep beige head. Aroma is cinnamon spice like, with big roast, sweet bourbon and oak, fresh potent coffee which melds to a spicy green peppery kick with mint chocolate chip. Flavor is grassy, spicy- peppers, cinnamon, and phenolics, big roast, nutty dark chocolate, anise, brown burnt malt gets a touch hot and harsh- some alcohol and bourbon with vanilla as it warms.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Andy and Max’s fantasy tasting. Pours a deep dark brown to black with a thin white head. Jalapeno, rather prominent, with some roast behind it, a bit of vanilla. Medium bodied, sweet and full of roast and vanilla. Roast, toffee, coffee, and vanilla on the finish, touches of wood.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz, bottle # 11/156, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of coconut, chilies, coffee, chocolate, light citrus, and rum raisins. Flavor of coconut, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, and a light citrus tang.
wavers1 (877) - Notown, California, USA - MAR 25, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a very dense ruby to opaque brown color with a small pour brown head. aroma has cinnamon coming through in a great way, along with a slightly acidic black coffee and plenty of roast, with a bit of heat at the end. the flavor is good with a nice spicy profile from the bourbon and cinnamon, some sweet barrel and body notes, and then a drying roasty finish. the body is good, could stand to be a bit thicker, just a touch watery and with a low level of carb. the cinnamon and the borbon with the drying roast and sweet film make up for it though. i think this will either get a good bit better or worse in abotu a year, we will see!
mbsmith (72) - Missouri, USA - MAR 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some nice ruby color in addition to the typical stout darkness. Aroma has nice cinnamon and dark fruit elements. Flavor has a lot going on, not just what was in the aroma but also some citric acid (which could be acidity from the coffee mixed in with the fruit elements) and even coconut. Glad I got to try this one. Tart finish that lingers. If you can get your hands on a bottle, do it.
travita (3954) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to bman113vr. The smell is coffee, malts, coconut, chocolate, charcoal, roasty, and fruits. The look is brown to black in color, some legs, not head. The taste is sweet, malts, coffee, fruits, and coconut.
MeadMe (1305) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
limited release thanks to markwise.
A: Pours a deep dark black with a small tan head. No real retention or lace.
S: Aromas of oak, booze, coffee, and cinnamon (sort of hunahpus esque).
T: Flavors of coffee grounds, bitter cinnamon, chocolate, and wood.
M: Medium in body, medium carbonation.
D: Does not blend together as well as hunahpus, but it still works. I liked it.
Sledutah (4684) - Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (12/2/09) shared by footbalm, thanks again man!
Appearance: Pours black with a dark tan head leaving some lacing in the glass
Aroma: Dark fruits, bourbon, roasted malts
Taste: Bourbon, roasted malts & coffee
Very nice and smooth imperial stout.
douglas88 (6018) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another rarity broke out by footbalm, thanks again man. 12/2/2009. Pours a pure oily black color with a small brown head. The nose is full of wood, chocolate malts, toasted notes, nutty and cinnamon. The flavor is nice; loads of rich coffee, chocolates, sweet barrel, and light bourbon. Quite nice.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of markwise. Pours a dark brown to black with tan head. Aroma is sweet and roasty with notes of chocolate, coconut, candy sugar, light coffee, caramel, toffee, cinnamon. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of chocolate, roast, coconut, toffee, coffee. Medium body with a malty and roasty finish.