railcat1 (687) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a black as night pour with a tan head and had a bitter sweet chocolate flavor to it but for a IPS it was kinda thin and not that impressive to bad it was a 22oz bottle i hate to pour anything a way but this was close.CHEERS!
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the Cleveland tasting. I am not entirely sure, but I am guessing it arrived via Mtoast! Poured dark brown, almost black. Taste was dark chocolate and coffee. A bit sweeter up front, and bitter on the aftertaste.
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2008
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Duncansville, 8.5%) Brown-black body topped by tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate/fudge, light cherry, alcohol. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, some fusel, boozy/aastringent. Medium-full body.
BeerandBlues2 (9693) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22-oz bottle received via trade with mj. Pours opaque with a spare, frothy, dark brown head, diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, chocolate, roasted grain), average hops (flowers, perfume), average yeast (dough, leather) with notes of plum, dates, wood, vanilla, and bourbon. Full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness; slight bourbon, vanilla, oak flavor that warms all the way down.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from mtoast. Pours a thin dark brown color with very litte head. Aroma of chocolate,caramel vanilla,light wood, and alcohol. The taste was the same with alitte too much alcohol.Sweet. Got much better as it warmed. Surprisingly the alcohol faded and it became quite enjoyable. Thinner bodied Imperial stout. Wish I had another to lay down.
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Big vigorous pours yields about 1mm of foam atop a jet black liquid, retentions is pretty bad when you don’t have much to retain, lacing is minimal. Aroma is slightly syrupy, little bit of caramel and a little bit of chocolate and big stupid bunches of alcohol. Flavor is some dark chocolate, boozy whiskey barrel notes (possible this was barrel aged??), very restrained for an Imperial Stout but still lots of alcohol notes. Mouthfeel actual benefits from the low carbonation. Not bad, a bit thin and lacking the huge complexity of some other IS.
Note: From the taste, this seems like it was barrel aged, there was no note of it on the bottle however.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAY 28, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body. Thin dark tan head, mostly diminishing. Aroma is very sweet with notes of melon, ornage peel and bourbon leading. Further contemplation reveals rich coffee, milk chocolate, monstrous notes of treacle and uncooked brownies complete with chocolate icing. Somehow I don’t think this needs to go in the oven though. Flavor is almost as rich and satisfying as the nose. Roastiness is moderate. Honey notes and lesser bourbon and woddiness in the taste trhan in the flavor. Still very sweet, with mild bitterness and low acidity. Finishes very bitter, roasty and chocolatey. Alcohol is prominent throughout. Mouthfeel is full, rich, warming and very smooth.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy hopscotch. Black with a very thin tan head. Sweet aromas of chocolate, malt, and some alcohol. Thick, creamy palate. Flavor is a great balance of rich roast flavor and a defined alcohol presence. Rich bitter roast finish. Damn good.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
thanx to hopscothch for sharing this one.I never heard of this brewer and I was quite impressed.Pours black with a small tan head that dissipated quick.The typical charachterisitics of an Impy.Roastedness, chocolate and coffee.The flavors all were there along with some sweetness.Finish was bitter sweet leaving wanting more.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy hopscotch. Pours pitch black, with pretty much no head at all. Smells of some sweet bourbon, which I was shocked to learn it wasnt BB aged. Big chocolate, and some vanilla too, really stood out in the nose. I’m liking this beer already. Very rich and thick mouthfeel, big, big chocolate with some nice alcohol notes that seem to compliment the chocolate well. Get some bourbon in the taste too, but not as much as the smell. Very smooth and lovely beer. I’d like to try more from this brewery.