maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black color with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Light caramel and roasted malt flavor.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep redish black body with a light white head of medium volume. Good caramel, plums, mollasses in the aroma. Coffee and chocolate dominate the flavor, some milk sweetness. Heavy roasted malts are evident. Clean yet bitter ending.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - FEB 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is a light roasted malt with some hints of alcohol. The color is a dark brown with a tan head. Flavor is of roasted malt with a warm alcohol finish.
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2006
1.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
bottle. Dark brown poor with sediment on the bottom of my glass and floating in the beer itself. Small head with fine bubbles. Aroma of roasted malts and hops. Alcohol pierces through as well. Sour and bitter with tart and dry aftertaste. The bottle may be out of date but there is no way to tell because there is no born on date or expiration date. The bottle shop I got this from is good and I have never had a problem in the past. Never been a fan of LeftHand and this beer is tremendously disappointing.
NachlamSie (3172) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. Solid inky black with a lasting tan head. Aroma is very rich and sweet like a port but with more coffee and bread. This stuff is pretty sweet for an imperial stout, but not too the point where itís problematic. Itís robust enough with plenty of warming coffee/dark chocolate notes. Beneath lies a bunch of fresh baked bread, raisins, and toasty brown sugar. The finish reminds me very much of a tawny port, but not overwhelming. Nicely balanced brew and thoroughly enjoyable. My bottle reads 10.4% and I canít detect the alcohol.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very deep brown-red (you can only tell itís not completely opaque when you hold it up to a light) with a mid-sized off-white head. Chocolate and toffee are the foremost aromas. These are accompanied by hints of coffee, licorice, and hops. The hops are very subtle for an American Imperial. The flavor is dry dark chocolate with a thick coffee and milk chocolate finish. Alcohol is perceptible throughout, but it accentuates the chocolate. Hardly any hops to speak of. The mouthfeel is thick, with carbonation thatís slightly prickling but not overpowering.
kramer (5691) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, via FlacoAlto. Dark brown pour with a minimal light brown head that fades to a thin ring quickly. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Fairly light and not alot of depth for an Imperial Stout. Very chocolaty flavor with some anice and cola. Finish is a little more fruity than Iíd like for the style with some moderate alcohol notes. Rather thin for the style with a pleasing low fine bubbled carbonation. This is certainly on the thinner and weaker side of the style in my opinion. Other than the high alcohol content that is noticable in the finish, Iím not feeling the "Imperial-ness" of this beer. Both the flavor and body are not up to Imperial standards.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Completely dead dark brown pour w/ no head or carbonation. Smells like dark fruit, chocolate & alcohol. Taste is so-so for an imp stout - ok notes of chocolate, coffee, nothing special really. I let it warm up but then that jet fuel flavor started to come out. A very mediocre example of the style, little balance, typical flavors without great quality.
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 22, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely delicious! Great aroma, excellent mouthfeel, and a great taste and finish. Probably one of my new favorites.
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small sample at beer tasting at From The Vine in Lewis Center, Ohio. Dark but not motor oil dark; big, tan head. Aroma chocolate, vanilla, light but strong roastiness. Flavor chocolate, coffee, extremely milky, sweet, and followed by a flat finish. Medium-full, not too sticky.