ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Blind Imperial Stout Tasting. Brown with no head. The nose is light chocolate, light brown sugar and maple syrup. THe flavor is lightly sweet with grapes, brown sugar and cola. Medium body is thin and watery with light carbonation.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber. If you were disappointed with Lagunitas Cappucino Stout then try this beer. Pours dark chocolate brown, fizzy light brown head that fades quick to nothing. Smells of roasty and toasty malts and coffee. Tastes roasty malty and pretty chocolatey. Medium bodym very crisp carbonation. Much better and just as coffee-ee as the Cappucino Stout but not as thin.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of cocoa, roast coffee and fine malt, deep brown, red at the edges, small tan head. Sour/sweet taste, with coffee and milk chocolate and toast. Very well balanced, medium bodied, sour/bitter, drying. Terrific! Thank You Dave Steen.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Black pour with a thin, sparse tan head. Real mild aroma - light cocoa and roast, a bit of alcohol. Nice smooth taste, cocoa and chocolate with a touch of hops. As it warms, an odd almost fuselly finish starts to become apparent. Not bad, but it has a few odd points.
Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2015 This pours with a surprisingly reddish tinge, the head substantial, but fizzy and fleeting. The aroma is sweet with a definite hint at the some meaty alcohol. Despite the obvious availability of alcoholic mass in this one, this drinks with an exceptionally smooth balance. Moderately rich with roasty malts, with a mellow bitterin aspect. This is serving as a fine nightcap for me, thank you very much. (#3329, 2/18/2008)
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from River’s Bend. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly diminished and produced fair lacing. Good roasted coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth sticky texture. Complex bittersweet stout flavor with a medium bittersweet smooth finish of moderate duration. Well balanced stout.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle - pours a crystal clear deep red color with medium sized light tan head. Aroma is very creamy, with vanilla bean, oak, light caramel, hint of dark chocolate. Flavor is fairly malty, touch of caramel, bit of roasted malt, raisens, cream, moderate bitterness in the finish.
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.