gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Bottle, courtesy Gillard. Pours a dark black color, with a big creamy caramel-colored head. Tons of lacing. Chocolatey aromas, with pumpkiny spices, like cinnamon and nutmeg. Flavor is big on chocolate and roasted grains, with a soft, velvet-like coffee character. Caramel, too. Nice hoppy finish. Drinkable, balanced, bitter finish and sticky mouthfeel. Enjoyed it.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque with a mocha head. Aroma is espresso, unsweetend chocolate, caramel, light alcohol. Taste is chocolate, espresso, alcohol, light caramel.
railcat1 (701) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had a sample of this on DLD it poured black as night with a nice creamy haed that vanished quick.The flavor was of roasted malts and chocolate witha very sweet finish and bitterness,i wish i had more to try but it was just a sample so i may rerate in future if i can get more.CHEERS!
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy Quake1028. Pours black with a large tan head that lasts leaving good lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt, light dark fruit, and yeast. Taste is the same as aroma with a hint of caramel. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and well hidden alcohol. Good.
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 4, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2008 On tap @ Cuvee release. This impy had it all. Incredible rich nose, viscous mouthfeel, perfectly blended flavor of chocolate, molasses, coffee and a whopper like maltiness. I loved it! Hoping my bottles come close to the tapped pint I had at the Abbey.
StoutCat (89) - North Laurel, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Atlanta beer tasting. pours opaque black color with thin tan head. Sweet aroma. Thick seet lavor of molasses caramel, chocolate and coffee. Medium bodied. great beer
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a mostly opaque oily black with a stringy-lacing dark tan head. Aroma of rich, sweet dark caramel and chocolate malts with a nice roasty coffee presence. Starts with good fullness and sweet roasty dark malts with some raisin and plum dark fruity character before a slightly drier, full dark chocolate and sweet caramel finish with lingering roasty notes. A nice imperial stout, but could use a little aging to blend the flavors.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque black color with a brown head. Aroma is molasses, roast, chocolate, toffee, and some spicy hops. Flavor is malty, caramel, toffee, chocolate, roast, bitter spicy hop finish, and some warming alcohol.
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2008 Pours a beautiful deep black/brown color with a quickly dissipating head Above average lacing and above average carbonation with a smell of sweet roasted dark malts. Tastes of strong coffee, sweet roasted malts, coffee, and toffee. Very Tasty Very GOOD - This one is good beer. Drink and Enjoy!
argo0 (11866) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(750ml bottle, thanks kmweaver) Medium brown head atop oily black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, berry, some chocolate, yeasty, cherry. Taste is sweet, berry, some chocolate, coffee/roast, alcohol, light sourness. Medium body. Too sweet for my liking.