Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, love the artwork here. Pours a black body with a coffee tan head. Very roast y up front. Light coco and chocolate malt tones. Loads of malt and sediment. Dry and roast y with a molasses like warming, actually its pretty hot. Decent big bodied IS.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, pine, and fudge. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, pine, raisins, vanilla, and fudge with a dry finish.
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours jet black, with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malt. Body is medium. Flavor is harsh. Acrid burnt roasted malt. Wish I let it age out longer.
Pailhead (6025) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of rayl101
Bottle: The aroma consists of dark chocolate, coffee, and a touch of vanilla. It pours a dark brown, virtually black, with small brown head that quickly fades to a film. The flavor starts with moderate dark chocolate and a touch of fruit. The finish has light-moderate vanilla and a touch of coffee. Medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat oily mouthfeel.
suprchunk (2744) - Crestview, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black hue. I think it sucked the light from around it. Big tan head with a lighter tan head on top of that. Strange, but cool looking layered head. Not much lacing. Creamy aroma. Coffee, malt, caramel, vanilla and chocolate aromas. Sweet velvety, cold chocolate coffee. A bit of a bitter mouthfeel after swallowing, but melded well with the sweet maltiness. Very good Imperial Stout.
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - APR 25, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to snifter. Deep dark pour, with a mocha head that lasts quite a while, before fading to decent lacing. Aroma is fairly standard: Coco, coffee, dark burnt malts, a bit of dark fruit, and just a hint of hops. Flavor is much the same, with the dominant notes being the dark burnt roast, and bitter coffee. Mouthfeel is spot on: creamy and just slightly cut by a bit of booze. A very nice IS, though not over the top in any way.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottles from blutt59 and Conan. Black pour with a big brown head. Aroma is lots of chocolate, kinda coffee, and a little roasted. Taste is coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, and just a little alcohol. Big, roasted finish.
blutt59 (6287) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, dark brown to black in color with good aroma of black coffee, cocoa nibs and chocolate, flavor is dense espresso, roast malts, charred, lasting finish
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big thanks to starrdogg for opening up a bottle of this. Served in a Bruery tulip.
Pours black with a good light tan head with pretty good retention and a slight bit of lacing. The nose is quite roasty and a bit smokey off the bat. After the initial whiff, there’s some mild chocolate as well, though it keeps coming back to the smokiness. The flavor exhibits the same qualities with a dry roastedness coming through most prominently, followed by some smoke. Nothing too complex, but the components integrate quite well. Body is medium with moderate carbonation. It’s a bit too bitter in the finish. Drinks well and is certainly a good beer. Thanks again, Matt.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-10-2011
bhensonb (12960) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from ericandersnavy. Pours very black with a 3 finger creamy dark tan head. Getting a lot of chocolate in the aroma. Think that stiff head may be an obstacle to fine detail. Near full body. Lots of smooth dark malt and chocolate. Heat ramps up a bit. Moves on into something more mocha than anything else. Starbucks should get a recipe that will match this. It’s simply delicious. Finishing on the dry bitter side.