BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fills the glass with its sasparilla black body with a lush chocolate head. Intensely sharp espresso roast nose, roasty barley, and a quality I would liken to a chocolate covered espresso bean. Robust coffee flavor with coffee bean grittiness and a subtle, deep vinous venin. Mildly acrid coffee smoke finish. This concoction completely realizes the coffee beer synthesis. A must for coffee and beer aficionados.
robforbes (2030) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a jet black with a small brown head, and some lacing.
smell is of cocoa, coffee, prune, and a little vanilla.
taste is tart, sour malt, chocolate, vanilla, and some coffee, end is dry, a little sour, and somewhat bitter.
Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from Thriftway - Has a bit of a brownish tint to the foam. Smells and tastes a bit peppery with a hint of coffee. Not a bad beer, but honestly, I liked it less the more of it I had.
bhensonb (10176) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from John’s Marketplace in Portland, OR. Pours very dark brown/black with a foamy tan head. Smells like fresh roast coffee. Medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is fresh coffee with dark, smooth toasted malt. Nothing subtle here. Nicely flavored brew.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stumptown coffee sounds like we’re off to a great start. Moderate coffee aroma, dry. Medium bodied with a respectable tan head that stuck nicely to the glass. Little boozy sting, light bodied for an impy stout, aggressive soggy coffee ground flavor. Doesn’t match the mouthfeel or the flavor base of what I think of as an impy stout, but all of the parts are there. More like a strong coffee stout? Seems like I’m splitting hairs.
boFNjackson (4002) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kudos to MacTarnahans. This is far from a supreme Imperial Stout, but a solid attempt all the way through (and a step up from what they’ve lately been producing). Poured black with a thin, tanish head. Aroma of coffee, with a little but of roasted nuts. Foamy texture which left a film on my tongue after swallowing. Roasted, smokey, coffee and malts. Not much going on with hops and a bit of a kick at the end.
cmonster (946) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber served in a snifter. High hopes for this? I say not, but interested to see what Mac’s could do with an imperial stout. Served at room temp. Black coffee in color with a small tan-gray head. Nose is coffee, dark chocolate, and roasty. Medium body with quite a bit of carbonation. Flavor is coffee, burnt toast, and char. Bitter dark chocolate finish.
lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a beige head. Strong notes of coffee with a slight alcohol smell. Great coffee taste with a malty finish. Excellent Imperial Stout, especially for the price
neepsntatties (1092) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Colour... black with no head, even when poured from a foot above the glass. Nose... strong whiff of coffee, but dissipates quickly. Palate... smooth, mild coffee, some bitterness around the sides of the palate, lightly roasty, some vanilla. Much too easy drinking for 9%!
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ON tap at pyramid. Black with a small light brown head. Decent chocolate and cofffee aroma. Nice Chocolate and robust coffee tastew with notes of caramel and slight vanilla. Decent.