JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml from Sam’s, Durham. Very rich and creamy impy, with an impressive flavor of biscuit malts, roasts, and deep bitter chocolate. Smooth and dry, and reserved despite the bold flavors. Impressive, and will gladly sample this again.
shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2007 Bottle. Pour is matte black with a thin head of dark tan cream. Quickly diminishes to a ring of cream. Aroma is rich dark chocolate with minimal bitterness. Flavor is rich roasty dark chocolate with some mild roast and just a touch of residual hop bitterness. Great creamy body with just enough carbonation. Nice.
ogivlado (7254) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 10, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a trade with oh6gdx, thanks Patrik.
Pours a deep black coloured with creamy brown head and chocolate nose. Roasted malt and dark chocolate taste with quite strong salty notes. Bitter chocolate and slight salty finish. Certainly the best beer that oh6gdx sent to me.
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2008 Poured from a bomber. Poured a deep brown (black) color with a nice tan head. Aroma of chocolate and dark fruits. Initial flavor is chocolate and dark fruits, but it leads into a nice bitter flavor with coffee undertones. Very good beer, and quite different (at least from those I have tasted).
TheQuaffer (14) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from GBBF 07 or from stock, I can’t remember? Anyway, pours black with tan/brown head. Aroma of roasted malts , chocolate & coffee. Tastes similar to smells with a bitter-sweet finish. The Scandies sure know how to make a good Stout & Porter. Fantastic!
acearl (498) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Capones...Black hue with brown creamy lasting head, decent lacing. Drank at close to perfect 50 degree f temp as suggested...Chocolaty roasted smell tang of prune, full flavor, light carbonation, burnt smell and milk chocolate taste goiing down, not thick but heavy...Good for dessert.
TorbenH (1053) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Large light brown head, mostly lasting. Blact color. Full body, syrupy texture. Bitter finish. Long duration. Very nice!
muzzlehatch (4837) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle from Cellars Wine and Spirits on Larpenteur, Roseville MN (June 2007), drunk at cellar temperature from a Maudite glass. Appearance very similar to that of the Winter Ale, except the body is darker and the head as well, a luscious caramel-meringue that refuses to die quickly and leaves quite thick lacing as it does….at first, huge wafts of red grapes erupt when the cap is popped, but within a few minutes they fade to be replaced by strong, bitter coffee with hints of cocoa, caramel and molasses, and a light dry bready yeasty note….absolutely superb on the tongue, sweet and luscious with milk and dark chocolates at the front, edging slowly drier and progressively more bitter but never losing the velvety mouthfeel, it goes down like a bitter mocha java milkshake with just a hint of sprucy hops to kiss you good night. Beautiful.
Hangover (1117) - 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.