after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. thanks ben! pours black with loose tan head. roasted cocoa, chocolate, dark toast, and light notes of dark tree fruit on the nose. creamy medium body, a little sticky, low carb. earth, tobacco, leather, roast, prune, and molasses on the mid palate. long earthy roasty finish.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1ltr growler from George. Rating #39. Dark black pour with a medium brown head. Milky chocolate aroma, dark malts. Light bitterness, more chocolate and very enjoyable. (1232)
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 Bottle # 26/72 - Big thanks to JohnGalt1!!! - Pours thick and almost black with a small rign of tan for a head...aroma is full of astringent coffee, minerally, roasted grain and vanilla/cocoa...flavour is similar, black espresso, burnt charcoal, coffee creme and vanilla, very slightly herbal...finish is bittersweet cocoa and dry malt...
tjthresh (1863) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - APR 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at DLD 2010. Black and oily with just a bit of head. Really nice and chewy with a nice cocoa powder character. Love it.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with small brown head. Aroma of roasted chocolate, coffee beans, molasses and raison. Flavor is heavily roasted. Nuts, coffee, cocoa, and burnt malt. Very good. Thin body. I like this a touch more than itís bourbon counterpart.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A wee taste courtesy of my pusher, StFun. Thanks Josh!!! Nice almost dusty pour, with a modest carbonation and a slick but substantive body. Nose is fairly intense chocolate with a hint of the dark fruits advertised. The taste is unexpected and quirky: lactic and hot, almost like stout spiked with Kahlua. Delicious and indulgent.
drowland (5680) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at RBWG 2010. The pour is black. The aroma is big hot alcohol with chocolate. The flavor is big milk chocolate as well. Nice stuff!
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black body with a tan head. Molasses and chocolate malts, a mild nutty and coffee bitterness. Sweet with a modest warming chocolate and a mild roastiness. Nice IS.
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not sure I would consider this an imperial stout as it felt a bit thin and not terribly complex. It honestly reminded me a bit of a brown ale...kinda weird. But, the regular suspects were there....roast and chocolate, some coffee...
TheEpeeist (3047) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Dark, almost black, that pours still with a few tan bubbles. Nose is molasses, chocolate, coffee and wood. Medium body with a faint tingle. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, burnt sugar, greens and licorice.