Lothore (622) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- Pours a dark black hue letting very little light through. Deep reddish brown head which is absolutely decadent.
S- Smell consists of roasted malt and coffee. A bit faint.
T- Taste is predominately roasted malt, deep brown sugar notes, coffee.
M- Thick with medium carbonation.
D- This was a pretty tasty imperial stout. Not my favorite but it looks great and is very solid.
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours like motor oil with a small brown head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel and coffee. Overall a very solid RIS. Velvet mouth feel and full bodied.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can. Pours a dark, thick oily black color with a small tan foamy head. Nose is chocolate malts with some dry bitter chocolate and a nice sweet hersheys note as well. kinda odd that all that contrasting odors is in there, but it is. Palate is thick and chewy with a nice mouth coating on the swallow. Flavors are chocolae with lots of roast dark malts and camp fire, smores kind of things going on.
acblue (91) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a creamy tan head; probably my favorite beer on looks alone. Somewhat light on aroma for the style; coffee and malt. Somehow sweet without a ton of chocolate in the flavor; molasses and coffee seem to be at the forefront.
jredmond (7460) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
CAN. Pours blackish-brown engine oil body. Slight chocolate aroma. Palate is great - taste is extremely well balanced, ery sweet and no alcohol in the flavor whatsoever.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can as image shows. Split with JRedmond. Pours like motor oil after about 10,000 miles of hard driving.. identical in both color and consistency. Nose is burnt roasted malt cocoa, sharpie pen, and Toasties. Taste is sweet with tons of malt. No indication of 9.4. Wondrous brew.
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours black. sweet malt, toffee, roasted malt nose. flavor is much the same as the nose with some booziness.
BeerBaby (81) - , Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a can, gift from SpringsLIcker. Very little tan head which clears quickly leaving a lacing on the glass. Chocolate flavor with some bitterness... more bitterness than sweet. Alcohol taste very present with a bitter aftertaste. Not one of my favorite imperial stouts. To me, a bit unbalanced, but drinkable. Could be the beer was a bit past it’s prime. I would like to taste it on draft and in prime aging.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer poured blacker than Samuel L Jackson and developed a perfect fingers head. I couldnt see bubbles in the swampy liquid, but carbonation was satisfactory.
The flavors hit you in the mouth instantly, and leave you just as quick, very standard flavor profile for an RIS, roasted coffee, dark chocolate notes, with an odd aftertaste.
I’m not that impressed and this beer doesnt really live up to the hype.
evanrail (61) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a can courtesy of Fred Waltman at havebeerwilltravel.net. Even well-chilled, it has a powerful oily nose when poured, jet-black with a loose dark camel foam. In the mouth it is chocolate and chocolate-covered coffee beans, roasted malt and fresh dark rye bread. Very well-incorporated alcohol for 9.4%. Impressive.