kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, sample #4 in a blind imperial stout tasting. Pours a tea-like, reddish-brown color; light tan head with fine-bubbled lacing. Tea-like malts, dried fruits in the aroma. Medicinal, cherry and tea and dried fruits; completely odd; almost like a scottish ale or hopless barleywine. Odd. Dough and dried fruits in the finish.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 Bottle. Pours like a Coca Cola. Fizzy body, and a very carbonated fizzy tan head that slowly falls back to earth. No lacing, really. Aroma is weak and muted. Chocolate, some caramel. Flavor is warm chocolate, banana, green apples, roasted malts. Still though, very weak. Soft, a bit flat. As boring as an imperial stout can get.
Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Doesnt look as thick as an imperial stout should. Faint roasted chocolate aroma, kind of weak. The flavor is where this one shines through, roasted chocolate and coffee with a light feel. Not as heavy as other imperials, but thats not necessarily a bad thing as this beer is easy drinking.
DragonsHead (142) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overly beaten up is this beer. Nice color and flavor with some nice roasted malt. The only problem is that it has almost no aroma at chilled temperatures. Leave it sit awhile, then tell me what you think. Iíve never had any complaints. Nothing spectacular, but a very good representation of the style.
badnloose (111) - North Hollywood, California, USA - FEB 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light, somewhat viscous black pour. No significant aroma beyond roasted-ness. Nice malt flavor with simple chocolate. The most basic Imperial Stout Iíve had.
MarkBarnes (407) - Waterville, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Feb. 4, 2008; 22 oz. "bomber" purchased for $3.99 at Chanatryís Market, New Hartford, NY. First impression is that this is too light & thin for an Imperial. The 8.2% ABV is very well-hidden within a mild-chocolate theme. Smooth, easy to drink & wholly-inoffensive, this could be a dangerous session brew.
alexsdad06 (8699) - Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a deep mahogany color with a good sized beige head after an aggressive pour. The aroma is roasted malt, sweet chocolate, and sightly hoppy. The flavor has decent roasted malt character with a slight amount of bitterness. There is some sweet chocolate flavor and a touch of hops as well. This is a bit thin for an Imperial stout. It is however, silky smooth and easy to drink. I think this is a decent brew, just not an Impy. I agree with others that at $4 a bomber, you could do alot worse.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hard to knock a 4 buck bomber from a solid brewery. Aroma is fairly negligible, and the deep brown body is very much too thin. It comes across like a slightly amped up porter rather than an impy stout. Regardless, itís decent. Malty and just a touch sweet, with some hops to the back.
DialSquare (4203) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown pour with a little red tint to it. smoky, coffee, chocolate aroma. rather thin looking for an imperial stout. a good balance of sweetness, but comes off a little weak overall. pretty drinkable, but not so exciting.
Nephilium (1659) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight sweet aroma, a touch of roast there. Pours a dark black, with red highlights (when held up to the light), with a large tan head. Slightly sweet flavor, touches of sugar, vanilla, and dark fruits. Slight bitter finish. Not the best Imp. Stout, but for $4 a bomber, not bad at all.