drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, thanks Kan. Pours black with tan head, coffee in the aroma with smoke, chocolate. Flavors of soy sauce, chocolate, coffee roast, ashy, dark fruit. Thin body. Tasty.
radagast83 (3760) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From growler brought from brewpub. Pours a pitch black with a very small head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, slight roasted malts. Flavor is mellow, chocolate, coffee, malts. Alcohol somewhat present - though not overpowering. Pretty darn good.
Countbeer (3671) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ZZT IV:
Small and quick disappearing brown head on top of a black colored beer.
Smellis a strange mix of iron, vinous notes and some light cherry notes.
Taste is more subtle and fuller either: lots of red fruit, light vinous, some roasted barleys, light bitter, spices, light sour (red fruity sour).
Different approach of and Imperial Stout, but pretty nice.
Aftertaste is a mix of spices, with vinous notes and some creamy barley malts.
Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, full body and a light creamy texture.
Beerman6686 (3550) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a very dark brown almost black color with a tan head. Aroma was a good amount of dark roasted malts, light dark coffee and dark chocolate, a bit of soy too. Flavor was lots of dark fruits and roasted coffe, less burned chocolate than most Impy, good, not great.
b3shine (3536) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to snifter at Dutch’s. Looks good; an opaque coffee with sticky beige lacing. Smells and tastes solid; dark malt, chocolate, coffee and roast.nice and smooth on the palate. Good beer.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
GABF 2009, day 2: Glad someone suggested I try this one; it was one of my favorites of the day. Smooth, creamy, milkshake-like texture. Very malty. Incredibly aromatic notes of whiskey, vanilla beans and dark chocolate. Great roastiness, overall. Very good beer.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Hophead84 thanks Shane at a tasting at Todd’s a few weeks back. Pours black with a light brown head. Nose is sweet malty with a punch. Taste is sweet malty, pretty nice overall.
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from sliffy... Pours a deep black with just a hint of lighter reddish brown hues that is topped off with a thin wispy tan head... Aroma of roasted malt and semirich chocolate with a little char... Flavors are smokey with char and ash upfront with thinner chocolate body. Somewhat cola-ish with a bitter twang in the finish.
jsquire (3230) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the pub. Dark beer with a rich, creamy head and a smooth oily mouth feel. Nose of rich, expensive chocolate and something like ice cream. There is a lot going on in this beer, with flavors of coffee with caramel syrup in it, raisin bread, chocolate covered cherries and a nice alcohol bloom. This is a great beer.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
More like a cola heavy porter than an Imperial Stout. Lots of brown sugar, caramel, almost no chocolate or coffee. Not really stout-y at all.