Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2006 (Bottle) Pours dark brown with allmost no head. Roasted light aroma with chocolate ice cream and some liquorice. Mocca, rasiny hops and shellfish hints. Salty, strong liquorice flavour with coffee. Peppery with some alcohol. Medium, burned body.
Enjoyit (3734) - Vadum, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice head. Black/violet of color. The aroma is filled with dark chocolat, coffee and hops. Sparkling and alcohol at my tongue. The taste is malty and with hops.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours thick black brown w/ a shallow tan froth. Aromas of deep chocolate cake. Full nectar w/ soft creamy effers. Flavors are big on sweet cocoa w/ coffee, creamed leather, black cherry, toasty caramel, charcoal, and roasted walnuts. The cocoa has a fresh, bright bitterness that slowly settles in. Decadent and very soft w/ a nice bittering finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Overall: this specimen is of a more true chocolate character than others in it’s genre. I liked it but it can’t compete with the greats.
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black as black can be. No head. Very, very smooth and the aclohol is CIA quality. I can’t taste it to save my life, which will be dangerous when I decide to have another. A quality American IS.
MPA (915) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - SEP 1, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (thx Morten). Dark with a dense beige head. Chocolate and malts combined with a hint of spices in aroma. Chocolate, slight coffee flavour with a nice, subtle bitterness and a warm sensation down the throat. Thick and pleasant. Nice after dinner beer.
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black brew, hardly any light comes through this at all! Not a lot of head, but what there is lasts well! The aroma is sweet, somewhat malty with chcolate notes. The flavor is similar to the aroma, but more intense, with some dryness and a LOT of malty, coffee/molasses-like sweetness! It finishes clean, with no harsh aftertaste. Oh...the alcohol...it’s definitely in there, so be prepared! I like this one, and though it isn’t great, it’s well above average and I just might try it again!
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/19/2005 vintage. The beer pours to a transluscent ultra dark brown/black body with a lasting off-white head. So-so lacing. The aroma is intense semi-sweet chocolate chips, light coffee. The palate is stupendous. Creamy, nice texture, medium bodied. The flavor is semi-sweet chocolate chips, dark plums, dry black patent. Darn good brew.
mkgrenwel (604) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet chocolate, coffee, caramel. Nice toasty malt. Very hoppy finish. Smells better than it tastes. Mostly just lots of toffee malt with hop spiciness, but not much else. The malt holds the hops off a bit, but there are clearly plenty of hops here. As much as I love a hoppy imperial stout, I really wish they let the malt flavors through more here. The flavors here are nice, but it lacks complexity and intensity.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Deep black with almost no head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, earth. Flavor of chocolate, roast malts. Pretty good - wouldn’t go out of my way for it.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown pour and tan head that faded quickly. Very rich chocolate/coffee nose. The flavor begins with the obvious richly roasted maltiness...caramel, brown sugar, molasses, etc. But then the chocolate and coffee flavors sweetly insinuate themselves over the tongue. Palate seems a bit thin for an imperial. But in general, I enjoyed this one very much. Thanks to El_Borracho for the sample.