ccex (799) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pours a very dark brown with lasting tan head and good lacing. Nose is full of roasted malts and hops. Aroma is not as hoppy as I first thought it would be, but has dark chocolate, toast, molasses, and coffee. Taste is slightly salty at first, then sweet, and finally a little drier and hotter in the finish. Alcohol is fairly well hidden. Body is medium plus. without very much carbonation. Overall, this is a very good, somewhat unusual Imperial stout, which I think has 80% of the delights of the best ones at less than half of their price.
Steve_0 (1292) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pour is deep brown, almost black with a big tan head and great lacing. Big coffee, cocoa, light vanilla, somewhat oaky, roasty, earthy, and grassy aroma. Taste is cocoa, espresso, earthy coffee, sweet maple, oak, and a touch of vanilla. Medium body with soft carbonation. Really like a foreign stout to me.
86Moose (33) - - MAY 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent stout. Pours black. Aroma of coffee & chocolate. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter. Full bodied. A deep, rich and flavorful stout. Much better than the 37 class rating.
camborne (293) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid vanilla and toasted malt nose. Add some chocolate, coffee and dark fruit. Hides alcohol well. Very solid
nielsedd (54) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep brown with a big foamy beige head that reduces quickly to a thin layer. Looks awesome! Smells of chocolate and dark fruit. Tastes of the same plus coffee and black licorice. Overall pretty tasty, but the firkin keg tapped in Madison if this same beer last week blew it out of the water.
gam (2666) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
medium sized head biege colour a dark pour soft to medium carbonation the aromas rich dark chocolate cocoa dark fruit molasses rich coffee the flavours molasses dark chocolate cocoa raisin dates strong caramel cocoa sweet coffee a mild bitter not strong the finish there are some good roasted tastes and malt flavours the sweetness comes out well but not much bitter no real crispness still a good tasting imperial nice fruity touch but not with all the true tastes
allenregan (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
This was the Wilco Tango Foxtrot limited batch. Lots of good malt flavor plus a welcome and unexpected hoppiness. Medium brown color and an aroma that emphasizes the malt flavor. Certainly recommend.
kermis (2533) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Pours almost black with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, malt, biscuit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
ACHops (284) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours thin dark brown with a thin creamy mocha head. Aroma is cocoa and a hint of bourbon. Taste is big roasty charred chocolate oaky malt with a nicely balanced bitter finish. Notes of vanilla, Body is quite thin for an imperial stout. ABV is impressive as this tastes nowhere near 9.9% abv.
wilnatp (438) - Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Black pour with tan head. Aroma of sweet chocolate. Taste is sweet with slight cream taste.
iammatt (12) - California, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours ruby with a slightly offwhite head that lasts the whole pour. Smells sweet, cedary and spicey. First feel in the mouth is very thick with coffee, chocolate and toffee. The sweet notes are quickly balanced out by a smooth, spicey bitterness that is followed by a warming from the alcohol. A very balanced big brown, the generous hops keep it balanced and easily drinkable at 7.85%.