lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours like motor oil with somewhat frothy black head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, coffee, some plum. Flavor is right on- tons of cocoa, burnt malts and coffee. Some plum, molasses, and vinous notes in at the end. I’ve been aging this one for six months, and I think that time has added some nice complexity.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Stine for sharing this gem. Dark chocolate and roasted malts on the aroma of this dark brown pour. Little head on it by the time I got around to my sample. Dry roasted malts and chocolate in the body with some pitted fruits hanging around.
cgarvieuk (13921) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home ...<b>Big thanks to who ever traded me this. ive a terrible memory</b> ...Deep solid black ... deep deep roast light coffee nose ... rich chocolate malts ... some toffee hints ... quite a lot of alcohol ... little spice almost chilli ... quite a bit of vanilla... light dryness...
alexanderj (3297) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; ended my streak of IPAs. Poured a really nice dark color with a big brown head. Nice looking. Lacing. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, oats, chalk and the faintest hints of caramel and vanilla. Easy drinking, in a good way. Very smooth flavor; cocoa, roasted malt, molasses and vanilla. Nice finish; full bodied. Really good stuff here.
jimhilt (2387) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 14, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a four finger light tan head that fades very slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Totally black color. Good carbonation and heavy bodied. Malty/alcohol nose. Flavor is molasses and some alcohol. Some dryness at finish. Decent imperial stout. Pricey at $13.99 for a 750ml bottle from Yankee Spirits South Attleboro, Ma.
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (also tasted tonight were Great Lakes Stout, Hoppin Frog black & tan and Green Flash Stout) - Pours black with medium tan head with good retention. Aroma is rosted malts and espresso, with some hints of sweetness. Mild alcohol notes. Flavor wasn’t as big as I was thinking it would be. Definitely roasted and coffee like - maybe some subtle dried dark fruits. Good balance of flavors for a big stout, but I liked the Great Lakes one a bit better.
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of chocolate, roast, and dark fruits. Pours dark brown with a great big head into my snifter. Is a nice mix of roasted malts and pleasant sweetness in the form of chocolate and dark fruit. Dry roasty finish. Creamy body and incredibly smooth carbonation. This one is delicious.
gabrielsyme (66) - Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark reddish brown, opaque. Taste of bitter chocolate and raisins, and coffee
jsquire (3387) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark beer with a samll brown head. Nose of chocolate and raisen bread. Rich creamy mouthfeel. Flavors of melted chocolate, coffee, raisens, prunes with a long coffee bitterness. Really nice impy stout.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Aroma: Chocolate cupcakes, raisins, coffee, roasted malt. Some light alcohol as it warms. Appearance: Deep black in color with no highlights. Dark tan head was full and creamy with good retention. Good lacing. Flavor: Roasted malt with notes of cocoa, smoke, and espresso. Raisins, bananas, and yeast. Finishes fairly dry. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Medium carbonation. Light alcohol warmth in back of mouth. Overall: Well balanced, flavorful, and a good drinker. Another solid beer from LA.