jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Very dark brown pour with a brown head. Heavy roast and chocolate nose. More roasty notes in the taste with espresso and floral hops. Sort of an earthy presence. The sweetness of the honey never really shined through in my eyes, but it remained balanced with the roasty, floral, and earthy bits. Nicely done.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance Pours dark brown with tight tan bubbles.
Aroma: Dusty cocoa like malt and wet dog like roasted malts..
Taste. Burnt roast cocoa vanilla. Ashes and coffee. Finishes roasty..
Mouth. Full bodied decently carbonated..
Overall: The word honey triggers a special sensation in my brain, and I immediately think of it’s sweet, goey goodness. I was looking for just a touch and unfortunately didn’t find it .
zizzybalubba (1822) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Bestway in Greensboro (2011 bottle). Pours dark brown with a creamy khaki head. Aroma of dark chocolate, espresso, and some sweetness that I suppose smells like honey (although I’m not sure that I specifically would have picked honey had it not been on the label). Really good roasted coffee flavor, smoky malts, and this time I’m certain there is honey. The description says there is only a "touch" of honey but it really comes through. While it does make for a unique imperial stout the honey is a bit too strong for my liking. Still good, but I would have liked it better with no honey.
HopTsing (568) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m not a hugh fan of Stoudts, except Guinness of course, but this one was pretty good. Deep dark chocolate brown in color. Malty aroma, . Creamy head that dissipates quickly. Heavy body. Feels creamy on tounge. Tastes of caramel frapachino with a small hop tingle. Hop taste increases as it warms up.
tia (1814) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a cafe au lait colored foamy head that lasted. Coffee, spice, caramel, and something fresh? like clover? Very roasty tasting which hangs on for a while then shifts into a (not ovberbearing) dry bitter hop then coffee. As it warmed, I got a hint of NyQuil but that is not a bad thing to me. Not as heavy in mouth as I expected. Tip of tongue tingle.
Beerman6686 (6399) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a black color with a lighter tan head. Aroma was herbal hops, spicey anise/licorice and some roasted malts. Flavor was also lots of licorice and mint, some roasted and mint chocolate. OK.
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6/4/11. Bomber courtesy Patrick. Opaque black pour with a brown head that fades to a ring but sticks. Slightly herbal and minty aroma with a hint of chocolate and coffee. Slightly sweet chocolate flavor with a lingering bitter roasted malt presence as well. Not bad.
anders37 (23393) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Hickory Hops 2011, Hickory, NC. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with weak hints of smoke. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee finish.
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to emacgee... black body, light mocha head, decent foam, lacing is weak... subdued nose, hope this opens up as it warms, light roasted coffee a bit of sweet molasses, as it warms get a bit sweeter, lots of honey... the taste makes up for the nose, roasted but smooth coffee, great mouthfeel, nice bitter chocolate with a hint of sweetness, really balanced
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, thanks wilkie. Small beige head, cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, some bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, coffee, some bittersweet chocolate, boozy, earthy, light grapefruit. Sticky medium-full body.