xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shit, I just rated this and the freaking page did not load correctly. Anyway, tastes of a moderate oak/smoke, coffee, and hops. Has a decent bitterness to the brew, but the beer itself is nothing overwhelming. Seems more like a regular stout considering how thin the malt profile is compared to a lot of Impy Stouts. Not a bad beer, but not a truly great one either.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear and very dark brown with a small light tan head. The aroma is not complex. Roasty with some sweetness. The flavor was sweet with a lightly roasted malt. Mild bitterness on the finish. Light to medium body.
hayduke (4629) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Nearly black (garnet on the edges) with a nice tan head. Strong nose of chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel moderate for a stout. Flavor has a little sweetness, with more hops showing through than you see with many stouts. A little light for an Imperial Stout, but overall a quite decent offering by Lagunitas.
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a blackish brown with garnet highlights and a fading tan head. The aroma has the requisite coffee and chocolate, but doesnít give the big impression of an imperial. The body is a bit light for an impy as well. If you donít like the almost syrupy qualities of some imperial stouts this could be a plus. The taste has some sweetness, but is not particularly complex; with coffee chocolate, smoke and a bit of hoppy bitterness on the exit. This is a very nice beer, and the price was right but itís just barely sneaking into imperial territory. I like the label which identifies it as a special "UNLIMITED RELEASE" :)
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber. Black with a light brown head. and medium carbonation. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, some alcohol. Taste is coffee, chocolate, bitter and hoppy with some roast. Not too complex and body is a tad thin on this.
Shag (2805) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A black appearance with a tan head. This one was quite one dimensional for an imperial stout. A lot of coffee and chocolate flavor. Some licorice is also present. It wasnt bad but doesnít hold a candle to many of the style.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
dark color. tan head. smells slightly hoppy and chocolate-ty. the flavor was a watery version of the two
thegreenrooster (3925) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a thick looking cola brown with almost no head. Aroma is decent with some roasted malts and a whiff of hops. Flavor is a bit weaker than the flavor. Some weak chocolate and malts but the hops are what stands out. Finish is a bit weak with a touch of alcohol on the palate. Average for a Impy.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown (not quite opaque) with a tan head. The aroma has some coffee, toasted malts, and some hops - as well as some alcohol. The flavor starts with tingles on the tip of the tongue from the carbonation and a good bit of bitter cocoa. The taste is very bitter with some hops, some burnt flavors, and a little coffee. Some sweetness shows up in the middle of the beer. The finish is dry with a long bitter after-taste. It tastes like a very good normal-gravity stout but with more alcohol than usual. It isnít as good, however, next to other imperial stouts.
Hangover (1110) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pour, but very translucent with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. Mouthfeel is thin and oily. Chocolate taste with a lot of bittering hops. Coffee towards the middle but Iím getting overpowering citrus hops. This one is all over the place, unfortunately.