bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Ho hum, Poured a dark brown tan head lacing wasn’t great. Aroma was strong coffee. Flavor was flat line coffee and some chocolate. Mouthfeel was a little thin for this style."
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bomber a dark mahogany with a small tan head that left minimal lacing. Aroma was of chocolate, some dark fruits, and hops. Flavor was light bodied with bitte chocolate, coffee, and hops.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bomber. Pours a deep, dark brown with a hint of ruby and a coffee head. Hoppy nose, with choco and roasted malts. Flavor of chocolate, with a smooth, bitter finish. A thin body keeps this one down.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - APR 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gputty brought this bomber by to share with me. Deep, dark garnet pour, small mocha head. Roasty malt nose, some coffee and bitter chocolate. Deep, intensely bitter chocolate and coffee flavors. Body was a bit thin, but pretty good overall.
bb (8557) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark reddish-brown beer with a nice mocha colored head. Light roasted malt aroma. Smooth roasted malt flavor with lots of piney hops. Some berry fruitiness. Balanced flavor with malt and hops blending in the aftertaste. Not a typical imperial stout.
lamas (1573) - Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a very deep mahogany with a smallish mocha head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of roasty malts, vanilla beans and extract, coffee, some chocolate and dark grapes. This is just way too thin for an imperial stout. Pretty high level of carbonation too. The taste is full of toasty malts, dark chocolate and vanilla. Finishes only somewhat bitter with hints of black coffee and a little sourness.
stoutchap (422) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very disappointing Imperial. Poured ok dark brown, but little aroma, and very watery. Some chocolate, and roasted notes, but ultimately lacked the oomph of an Imperial. Gave it a few extra points for the awesome story on the label.
GregClow (3214) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with tupalev, jerc, blankboy & HogTownHarry - courtesy of tupalev. Dark brown with a tiny tan head. Aroma of roasty malt, a bit earthy, with some odd notes that I can only describe as "chemically". Body is thin for the style. Flavour has some smoke and chocolate, and more of the odd notes I sensed in the aroma. Pretty disappointing, especially considering the quality of the other Lagunitas beers I’ve tried.
DuffMan (9593) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 16, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark walnut brown, large tan head. Earthy clay aroma and faint chocolate. Sweet palate, earthy, some chocoalte and caramel malt. Dominant ethyl alcohol note in the finish. Thin bodied for the style. Poorly integrated. A bit of a disappointment for me.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with Jerc, GregClow, Hogtown Harry, and Blankboy. Obtained in a trade with Presario (thanks!). Black, small brown head, looks good. Strong chocolate malt, sweet, baker’s chocolate aroma - nice. Decent chocolate malt taste, full mouthfeel. Very dry. Unfortunately a little watery, and even gives off some weird dark fruit notes as well. Not sure where they pack the alcohol in either. A good stout that I was expecting a little more from, but still enjoyed.