beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pitch black color with a thin light brown head. Excellent aroma of chocolate, roasted malt and mild hops. Excellent flavor of rich, round, roasted malt with mild hops and chocolate, it finishes with bitterness. The body is medium while the texture is liquorous and the carbonation is gentle. The best Norwegian imperial stout I’ve ever tasted!
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one pours black like the depths of my soul. Coffee and a bit of charcoal smoke in the aroma. All of the things that make an imperial stout tasty in this one. Chocolate, coffee, earthy bitterness, molasses, and once again a bit of smoke. Creamy mouthfeel. Awesome.
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - SEP 22, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
black pour with light brown head. coffee and molasses aroma.slight smokyness. lightly bitter flavor with nice long aftertaste. body on the light side but a very easy drinking imperial stout
mcox90 (1704) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Consumed at cellar temp. Poured a deep rich black. Held up to the light, still can’t see thru the glass. Had a huge angry tan head. Nose was of hints of coffee and roasted malts. This was an awesome stout. Not one to have for your first stout though. Flavor was of sweetened coffee, but w/o the bitterness that some Impys have. Also, some malt , some sweet chocolate flavor, although not so much as to be cloying. Mouthfeel was a bit on the heavy side, but it is an Imperial Stout. I loved this brew.
dwyerpg (4899) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not much aroma but looks good. Ths stout is nice and almost a bit light in flavor (I did have this after Black Flag though). Roasty and sweet, a solid imperial stout.
Aurelius (4677) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch brew, dark brown head, good bottle and label. Loaded with dark malt. Sweet, dusty tasting foam,. Nice balance. Metallic finish. Good balance but rich and boozy. Coffee on the back of the tongue. Bitter cocoa in the finish. Leave you wanting to spit coffee though. A good beer, but not superb. Bottle, Philly.
Guerde (1221) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle) Dark Horizon’s little brother. Pours black with a dark tan head that leaves a ring around the glass. Aroma is strong of piney hops, but also some roasted malt and coffee make an appearance as well. Taste is somewhat bitter initially then changes to a nice roasted malt taste along with some good chocolate. Good mouthfeel.
sthlm (1254) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Bottle, big thanks to Guerde] Pours black with a dark tan head. Aroma is potent with hops and roasted malt really jumping out. Some chocolate also in there. Taste is predominantly hops up front, but then fades away into roasted malt and chocolate. Long finish. Thick mouthfeel. Very well done.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
9-15 D-Metal night time finisher. Hammertime glues me to the couch...ehhhhhh bedtime. Far from epic - rather average to above-average impy stout. Pretty nicely done, but missing a whole lot of depth, flavor, elegance, and "mmppphhhhh" (sound effect).
hapjydeuce (978) - Carlsbad, California, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted with jarspag at the end of a random sunday death metal. Expected a bit more from this beer, but a good session brew for sure. Bottled, PP Bottle Shop. Silky black with a smaller, extremely dark chocolate head. Roasted malt aroma with lots of sweet chocolate and bitterness and touch of vanilla. Flavor is very straightforward, nothing that leaves you intrigued & trying to analyze the tones. A good dose of hops puts a subtle bittering finish to it with lots of carbonation. Minimal lingering on the palate. Hammertime.