fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 24, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured very black, prunes, wood, vanilla, dark chocolate, alcohol, little coffee, slightly vinous.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - APR 24, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured deep an viscous brown with a dark tan finger thick head. The nose is big an complex with coffee, chocolate, vanilla and oak. The flavor is extremely smooth with the same influences from the nose with a touch of vinous influence along with a hint of coconut. No hint of alcohol until I was most of the way into my glass. Creamy smooth mouthfeel.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - APR 2, 2009
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2009 So rich and smooth and excellent on the palate. Nice and full body and toasty and delcious. A little alcohol present too but really smooth. Having this again made me realize that it is freakin awesome. So incredibly rich and the alcohol has faded a bit. Chocolaty goodness, creamy, candy in a glass. Loads of complexity with vanilla and toffee with just the right level of roast. Amazing.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanx to Beerlando for sharing this gem.Pours black and thick as oil with a nice glub glub.A thin lacing khaki head with a nice roasty nose.Flavor had some nice chocolatey sweetness to it.I really didn’t realize it was a high octane brew till I read it here.Very nice brew!
AmEricanbrew (6449) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2009 Diesel oil black with a fleeting brown head. Heavenly aromas of roasty malts with oak vanilla, licorice. Rich, hearty flavor is a fantastic mix of dry roasty malts with sweet molasses, rich chocolate and vanilla. The barrel aging effect is damn near perfect here, nice oak wood notes. One of the best B -aged stouts I’ve had. Awesome. 9/4/9/4/18.............................. May 2009 update. Had this from a cellared keg at the new MS location. Lots of black malt and astringent tobacco flavors with some vanilla sweetness and sour wood also had some metalic notes in the flavor. 8/4/8/4/15
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy Beerlando. Black. Small brown head. At first sniff I thought somebody put some Bell’s 7K in the bottle. A ton of malt complexity- roasty, bittersweet, earthy, lightly smokey, a touch of peated malt?, dark dried fruits, and cookie complimented very nicely by some barrel elements of charred oak, vanilla, and just a touch of whiskey- either the beer is bold enough to overpower the whiskey or the barrels were not first re-use- whichever it is it works, very well. Any Belgian elements are masked by the malt and the barrel, some hop bitterness helps dry out the end a bit. Huge beer, very full body, balanced carbonation. Awesome imperial stout.
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Beerlando! Pours black with aromas and flavors of raisins, chocolate, wood, alcohol and other dark fruits. Very good.
hopscotch (10214) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2009 Bottle…Pre-Chunk & Patriot’s Lick-Yo-Face-Off Throwdown!... This beer rocks!... Pours pitch black with a very small, creamy, light brown head. The woodsy, chocolaty aroma provides a swirl of oak, sourmash, tobacco, coconut and espresso. Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Sweet dark-chocolate, bourbon and gobs of sticky burnt-marshmallow layered upon lesser notes of bitter espresso and charcoal. Burnt, chocolaty, woodsy, warming finish. Thanks to Beerlando for providing the bottle of this world class imperial stout!
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2010 Pitch black at the center, with glints of crimson tinged mahogany at the far edge, the body is topped with a creamy, smooth, mocha colored head that lasts. Thin, sheety lacing forms in broken slotches and sticks strongly to the glass. The nose is fantastic. A rich and creamy, dark Belgian chocolate base is kissed with subtle, soft, oaky vanilla and the perfect amount of bourbon. Indiscernible dark fruit lends a lightly sweet, sort of earthy feel, while hints of smoked peat and caramel malt lend further depth. Subtle anise lends just a bit of bite. Flavors are equally fantastic. Belgian yeast lends a unique twist to the rich, hefty choco-caramel. Bourbon is perfectly introduced, not too strong, but substantial enough to let you know it means business. The smokiness really lends a deep, earthy layer, and the vanilla from the oak just pulls everything together nicely. Smooth, creamy, almost velvety in the mouth, a bit more viscosity would make for a perfect palate. Just a fantastic beer from start to finish. Belgian brewers take note, these guys in Alaska are beating you at your own game.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at redlight redlight. I am not sure who brought it. Miketd? Wow. This beer was one of my favorites and I definitely want more. Very sweet and fruity. Roasted malts, caramel and vanilla. Everything was so well blended and alcohol ridiculously well hidden. Yum!