thirdeye11 (5711) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz gold wax bomber thanks to bu11zeye) near black with a tan ring of bubbles. Nose of honey, light citrus hops, sweet chocolate, sweet bread, and fudgey. Taste of bakers chocolate, fudge, light bitterness from the dark chocolate, medium thick creamy body, nice and quite drinkable. I liked the honey element in this one.
BMan1113VR (7894) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (gold wax) thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a large tan head and a near black body. Head leaves great lacing. Aroma is nutty, grainy, cereal, honey, honey bunches of oats (cereal), light chocolate, light roast, light alcohol. Nothing screams IMPERIAL STOUT on the aroma, very subtle and grainy. Taste is bitter, grainy, espresso, very light on the dark malt. Creamy carbonation, thick, slightly tannic body. Warming.
craftbeerdesign (2204) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2011 tasting on 8/20/11. black pour with a thin tan head. sweet nose with light honey, light pepper and some lingering dark fruits - lacking any roast qualities. medium body with some roast coming through, more spices, cherry and coffee. roasted finish with light honey.
tasting on 5/8/10. this one is underrated... big black pour with a solid tan head... huge roast notes across the nose.. bitter mouthfeel... medium to big body... lots of roast throughout... touch of honey. huge imperial stout. really nice.
markwise (4601) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to the Tampa Crew for hooking this up. Pours red-brown with a tan head. Nose is black licorice, dark chocolate, roast, bitterness, and maybe some barely in there honey? Flavor is similar with roast and bitterness throughout. Interesting, but so-so overall.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Thanks JohnGalt1!! - Pours thick and almost black with a small chalky tan head...aroma is full of coffee and cocoa, impending bitterness, definitley some metal...flavour is pretty well put together, sweet chocolate and an only lightly bitter charred wood astringencey, espresso, roast fruit and some light hop resin as well...solid imp stout...
jrob21 (2795) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Battle back from greensboro. A little roasty and realtively easy to drink for an impy. Aroma is slightly fruity but mostly roasted coffee. Flavor is dominated by a chocolate flavor with a cocoa texture and a faint bittersweet finish.
MeadMe (1394) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Pours a dark black with a small tan head.
S: Aromas of chocolate, coffee, and bold roast.
T: Roasty as hell, with notes of bitter chocolate, char, light over roasted coffee, and bitter hops in the finish.
M: Medium smooth, bitter finish.
D: Good, real solid beer, very nice surprise.
jcwattsrugger (11335) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
with Honey-22 oz bottle @Tampa Wkly Gathering @BT-pours a tight light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-roasty/chocolate, dark fruit-raisin/prune, earthy. Taste is dark malt-roasty/chocolate/coffee, dark fruit-fig/raisin/prune, biting earthy hops.
Ibrew2or3 (7300) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Waxed bomber pours up less than (label stated) darker than night with a tan head. The aroma is sweet with malts, molasses and sweet pine hop infused wort followed by some chocolate and alcohol heat. The taste is bright with carbonation enhanced malts, roasted malts and then mildly burnt malts just before molasses and chocolate join in. By midway it stays sweet with some pine hops and a wort sensation. It ends with lingering sweetness and modest burnt maltiness.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Olde Hickory. Pours a nice rich deep dark black with a thin lasting head- some lace. Aroma is nutty big black chocolate malts, good big acrid and burnt roasted barley, some char light smoke, decent ester profile- lightly fruity and some caramel sweetness as it warms. Flavor is oily- licorice and tar, big black malts, chocolate and roast, light coffee, some green grassy notes, perhaps a hint of apple acetaldehyde, as it warms more fruit tones and nutty malts come through- medium sweetness some molasses and honey- decent roasty bitter finish. Nice.