MaxxDaddy (403) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by puzzl. Pours black with a ring of tan head. Aroma is milk chocolatey and roasted malts. Taste is similarly sweet chocolate. Very tasty stuff with a sticky mouthfeel and more chocolate in the finish. I felt sinful drinking this bad boy. Another winner from Midnight Sun.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 7, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to puzzl. Poured an opaque brown color with a thin tan head and tan legs. The aroma was of coffee and milk chocolate with a hint of ash. The flavor had a fair amount of milk chocolate. The roast was very smooth as was the mouthfeel. Medium to full bodied with a great warmth in the chest. No noticable taste or aroma of alcohol.
Ratman197 (9536) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber ( thanks to robertburns for sharing) poured a translucent black with a small lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of frfuittiness, carmel, toffee, light roastiness and a hint of brown sugar. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, fruitiness, milk chocolate and light vanilla with a smooth lingering semi sweet finish.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to timmcd64, sampled on 2/1/08: Pours an oily opaque with a dense, frothy, creamy brown head. Sweet dark caramel and chocolatey nose has some doughy bready notes and a touch of raisins and molasses. Body starts rich and caramely sweet with nice dark fruity complexity drying out somewhat toward a lingering bittersweet dark chocolate finish. Very rich and enjoyable and should age well. A nice imperial stout with a mild Belgian yeasty presence.
gator2683 (199) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 15, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours deep black with a dark brown fizzy head. smells heavily of roasted malts with some spice. taste starts thick and chocolatey, with a little coffee. the finish starts out with a little hop, then becomes a sweet toffee flavor
Stine (1488) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2008 Poured from a 22 oz. bottle, thanks to Tim. Slightly glassy when poured, and opaque black when sitting. Aroma brings a quiet and rich presentation of toasted vanilla, rock candy, chocolate milk, and sweetened coffee. Flavor gives some dark toffee, black pepper, whiskey; a bold chocolate and vegetal hop flavor of broccoli and steamed carrot. Tinny bourbon and molasses sweetness with black cherry skins; seeming quite acrid at first, but developing a burly citrus hop and malt sweetness. Palate if full and aggressive; pomegrantate tartness and some sweet alcohol of a rum extraction in the finish. Still a bit abrasive, but pleasant for the most part.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle with a big thanks to stine. Big Impy aroma of roasted malt and charred vanilla bean. Light coffee aroma, some wet wood, dark chocolate and charred caramel. Pours a thick, dark brown, nearly black with a thick khaki head. Unique take on the Impy style for sure. There’s a different yeast component to this beer that’s not found in other US Impy’s. A slight tartness behind the chocolate, charred caramel, vanilla and roasted malt. Bordering on full bodied bodied with a little more carbonation than I prefer in my impy’s. A nice take on the style, though. Thanks Eben!
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black with a very large brown head. Nice aroma with a bit of chocolate and maybe a tad bit of coffee. Big palate, very chewy. Flavour is good with chocolate coffee, some astringent malts with a bit of pine hop.
jsquire (3400) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark beer with an attactive bubble cascade out of the bottle. The cascade generated a foamy brown head that hung around in whisps and drifts. Nose of chocolate, coffee and cereal grains. Think mouthfeel. Tons of chocolate, coffee, dark fruit and a pleasan alcohol warmth. Really thick, chewy imperial stout.
ChainGangGuy (4351) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours an onyx black body topped by a tall, dark tan head.
Smell: Aroma heavy on the roast, and boozey, too. Notes of burnt wood, dark caramel, chocolate, a puff of smoke and, once allowed to warm a bit, a medley of dried fruits.
Taste: There’s an intense charred, smokey roastiness upfront followed by a sweet dark chocolate taste to make it bearable. Tastes of caramel syrup, fire-scorced marshmallows, and a bit of fruit. Mild oak character. Medium earthy bitterness that recedes as you approach the finish. A touch of oak and yeast (and booze) for the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: This stout is top notch, Midnight Sun!