mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown/black with a smallish light brown head. The smell was not very heavy on roast or chocolate, but more of dark fruits and sweet molasses, with just flutters of roasty malts in there. The taste had more of those characters than the smell as it was decently roasty on he palate. You still definitely get some dark fruits in there mixed in. Medium bodied for an impy, and not overly flavorful. Just mediocre at its finest.
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour with a tan head. Aroma of light roast, chocolate, caramel malt. Flavors of milk chocolate, light caramel malt...perhaps a bit of malted milk balls. Medium body, bittersweet with a bitter sweet/roast finish. Not bad, but not all that terrific.
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice and very drinkable for an Imperial stout. Lacks a bit of that Imperialness that some have but itís still very nice and very warming especially since itís cold outside.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown body, small tan head, sweet mocha nose with fruity estery notes. Fairly light body for the style with sweet roasty notes and fruit.
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2008 Since my first rating was lame, I figured the best thing to do was to axe it. This brew is better than one might expect, given itís style percentage. Itís readily available, and it has a deep malty taste. Flavors of chocolate, caramel, and coffee.
performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tastes more like a special edition from a macro than a specialty macro. This beer reminded of Guinness however more expensive. Large head and good color thatís what stood out most.
tomthompson89 (1968) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice milky dark brown, decent off white head, nose is chocolate, and some coffee but very smooth, smooth mouth feel, very choc malt flavor, some bitterness. not quite what i expected for an imperial but nice none the less. Had at volo
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours very light (for an Imperial). A brown cola color with a light tan head. Aroma is mild chocolate, slight roast, chalkiness. Smells like a porter. This would be a good smell if it were a porter but for an Imperial Stout it is very, very weak. As it gets warmer a little bit more intense milk chocolate aroma comes out but itís still not that good. Taste is watery, slight chocolate, and thatís it. Very disappointing. Certainly the one of the worst examples Iíve had in the style.
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown with red highlights, but not the black one expects from a stout, especially an imperial stout. Small tan head leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is black malt and green apples (acetylaldehyde). Flavor is sweet dark malt, without the warmth one would expect from a beer of 8%. Body is medium but the beer goes down very smooth and creamy. Tail is all black malt and chocolate.
desurfer (1268) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep garnet with a small mocha-colored head. Aroma of roasted grains, chocolate, and alcohol. Flavor is bold, with bitter coffee, more chocolate, roasted malts and little hoppiness. Alcohol is not all that noticeable. Finishes bittersweet and dry. Tasty stuff.