Hangover (1092) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black pour with a beautiful and creamy brown head. Aroma is of roasted malts with a bit of coffee and vanilla. Oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation. More roastiness up front followed by a nice hit of chocolate and coffee. Hops towards finish. Dry, lingering bitterness. Very nice.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet black pour that you can’t see through. Smell has black licorice, roasted malts, and lots of hops. Flavor has a lot of hops upfront with a great roasted malt balance in the end. Aftertaste is of fresh roasted barley. Mighty nice. Some sweetness too offset the overall bitterness of the beer. A great imperial stout.
BelgiskOlklub (979) - Viby J, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl. bottle. Black beer with a brown head ans oily texture. Roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Long bitter/roasted finish. A very good beer on a friday night in front of the TV.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours pitch black with big brown head and light lacing. light chocolate, malts barley up front. finish’s with a hint of coffee an hops. Nice bittersweet contrast
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was pitch black with a dark tan head. Not too bad. Lots of roasted barley and a nice dryness from the roasted grain. Sweet and slightly hoppy.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good stout, but certainly not among the best. Looks good with a big thick head, certainly helped by the wheat malt. Lots of chocolate and licorice. Some roasted malt flavor. Plenty of residual sweetness and not a very bitter finish.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - SEP 29, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2008 Bottle poured jet black with brown head into my tulip glass
Bouquet of roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate fill your nose.
Flavors of roasted malt’s coffee chocolate and a bitter hops finish
Creamy texture on the palate
Nicely crafted Imperial Stout have had a few of these well worth it
mkgrenwel (602) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
assertive and almost spicy up front. Raisin, licorice and even cinnamon. Slight alcohol burn. Not giving out that creamy flavor or texture in the aroma. The beer is velvety and smooth, but punctuated with tiny sharp bubbles of carbonation. No hop presence detected. Somewhat roasty, but far from a domnant flavor. Really a hard stout to put my finger on. Maybe a little grainy, but not chewy in palate. Just enough bitterness in the back to keep this very dry. Burnt brown sugar. Somewhat harsh and abrasive as it warms. Bitterness and grainy flavors come out. A complex, flavorful imperial stout, but not my favorite.
TET (2162) - FINLAND - SEP 28, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2012 A black beer with a beautiful, medium and brown head. Aroma is complex and pleasant, chocolate, lots of roasted malts, balanced sweetness and coffee, liquirice, also hint of milky sourness. Taste is also greatly balanced, lots of roastiness with balanced sweetness, then dryer, herbal hops, and black coffee. Taste is long and enjoyable. Full bodied, oily, slippery and smooth to drink. The great beer for easy enjoyment, balanced beer.
KM (399) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. All black body. Brown creamy head with some large bubbles. Sweet heavy aroma of chocolate and coffee, hints of banana. Also some metallic hints, hmm .. Strong and heavy flavour. Sweet hints at the start, then a heavy bitterness which lasts long. Syrupy palate/texture. (Tromsø, 27.09.07)