smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - JUN 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was very excited to see this beer available at a local store. Served cold from bottle. Pours a jet black with a large tan-colored head. Aroma is largely chocolate. Flavor is very bold, huge amounts of chocolate and coffee. The finish is somewhat bitter, there is a hint warmth from the alcohol. Good carbonation makes it easy to drink. Very yummy imperial stout.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle courtesy of mgumby10: pours very black with a nice sozed creamy tan head that sticks around. tha aroma is wonderful full of great amounts of chocolate and a slight amount of roast. flavour is huge but very smooth again with great amounts of chocolate a nuce amount of espreso to bitter the chocoalte a little. great beer no way it seems like 11%. thank mgumby10
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Most competent imperial stout.
Heavy mouthfeel is fully cerealic, almost chewy and with engagingly active carbonation. Typical imperial stout flavours, well-developed, far reaching in depth though not terribly complex in fruitiness, remaining focused instead. Alcohol is almost absent from the flavour profile.
Impression of déjà vu, but definitely above average.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Slap My Ass and Call Me Solan’s Mom O-Town Throwdown, Part Sept...This beer rocks!... Pitch black ale with a mid-sized, creamy, light brown head. Terrific retention. Big, rich notes of milk chocolate and toasted nuts (cashews and almonds) in the nose. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Medium burnt and bitter notes mingle with moderate sweetness and very light acidity. Lots of chocolate and espresso. The finish is bitter and chock full o’ coffee grounds. Thanks to mgumby10 for sharing this world class stout!
RomanW70 (297) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours near black with a thick tan head. Aroma of chocolate, molassas, licorice, and roast. Taste is much the same with notes of dark fruit. Warming alcohol on the finish. Thick mouthfeel and medium -high carbonation. A big, impressive ,well-balanced beer.
dchmela (2539) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the OTown Throwdown. Pours a deep thick black with a thick dark tan head. Fairly ominous looking beer. Chocolate malt, licorice, roasted grain aroma that was very addictive. Very easy to just sit and savor without even taking a sip. So I did finally take a sip and got lots of chocolate, roasted grain. Thick and chewy, yet possesses a nice carbonation. Dark fruit and chocolate finish. Really nice.
OldGrowth (2416) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, at Carolina Crew get together, provided by emacgee & aubreya. Good aroma, sweet & roasty. Choc/cocoa, licourice. Brownish black color, small head & minor lacing. Bitter flavor, roasty caramel, paper, raisin. Medium body, oily viscous mouthfeel, bitter finish. Nice, blind I might not of guessed imperial stout. Aroma didn’t come to me in a big way. Flavor was better than aroma, drinkable for what the abv is.
ABUSEDGOAT (2267) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour, moderate head with good lacing and retention. Aroma is licorice and chocolate, fairly sweet. Like a really big foreign stout. Full bodied, fairly sweet with light alcohol. Well made but not to my preference.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a thick black, with a small light brown head. Nice and oily looking consistency. Smells of roasty dark chocolate, toasted malts, with a hint of dark fruit. The chocolate really stood out which I enjoyed. The mouthfeel was thick and sweet. Sweet creamy chocolate with a noticeable alcohol burn slid down the throat. The dark frut showed up in the finish. Mostly black currants or figs. Very good, maybe a little too sweet, but quite enjoyable.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2008 Bottle at Noogfest 08. Pours black with a tan head. Full bodied but not too thick, with feathery, fine carbonation. Lots of dark roast and bakers chocolate, but with a good amount of coffee making remind me somewhat of a coffee stout. Finishes semi dry. This is very balanced and not too big, making this an easy one to drink.