FoolishMortal (989) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can. OPaque oily red-brown color with a small dark brown head. Some roastiness and heavy citric metallic hop aromatics. Chocolate and some coffee flavors. Ruddy citric hop flavors move in and persist. Some roastiness manifests, lingering in the finish with complementary hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is a medium heavy, unctuous. Somewhat drying.
larsniclas (5522) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black with a creamy, beige, almost orange head.
Burnt, roasted, milky aroma with chocolate and coffee.
Thick, almost oliy. Wooddy with chocolate and coffee and some apricots aswell.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blind tasted and a full one out of the can. Pours jet black with a light brown head. Roasty, mocha nose with earthy hops - not overpowering but nice. Dark roasty bittersweet chocolate, coffee, medium caramel sweetness, pleasant roasty and hoppy bitterness. Lasting pleasant burnt finish. Medium bodied and drinkable, but full enough to swirl around your mouth and coat the tongue. Moderate carbonation. Very good!
keepersj12 (2627) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful stuff. The aroma is mostly roast malts like a bar-b-que. Flavor is malt sweetness with a hop finish.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2008 THICK black pour, almost like motor oil. Dark tan head - very nice!. Very chocolaty aroma with blueberry and other vague fruity notes. Milky with a bit of funk. Raisins as well. Raisiny flavor with chocolate and coffee. A touch of sourness. Malty with a bit of alcohol on the finish. Fantastic beer!
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can shared with Josh: Pours a deep black with a creamy tan head. Massive roast on the nose with slight bakers chocolate. Taste is heavy with roast, chocolate and dyness. Finish is of carmel, roast, chcolate, very dry, and plety of hops. Very good.
RSRIZZO (1850) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is light with a sweet roasted scent. Color is beyond black, I think it could suck the light out of a room. Carbonation is low with a thick brown head that dissipates to a tight ring. Taste is roasted, rich and creamy. Starting with a full body it goes down creamy with a smooth rich feel. Finish comes in a bit lighter then I was expecting but it is a very rich sweet and roasted with chocolate and coffee flavors. After taste is bitter with a faint hop flavor show on the end. This is a good brew but I was expecting more from this brewery, its just not as rich and bold as I thought it would be for an Imperial Stout.
ShawnMalloy (130) - Auburn, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a thick brown head. Little to no aroma. Taste was full of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, etc. It’s what you get in an imperial stout. Reminiscent of Great Divide’s Yeti.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted 2/29/08. 12oz Can. Pitch dark brown hue. Brown head. Total coffee acidity with vanilla and oak aromas. Full bodied with a big toasty roasty coffee acidity flavor. Big malts and a big burn. Toffee and caramel flavors. Dry bitter hops. Full and rich. Oak and anise. Good tart astringency. Touch burnt but a good roast. Delicious!
cgarvieuk (13921) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2010 Can at home ... Deep solid black ... rich complex malt aroma ... chocolate and liquorish ... lots of roast malts ... lots of vine fruits ... quite a bitter linger ... nice but not outstanding
TK2 can at Pre-ZBF ... deep back ... thin brown head .. sweet metalic malt nose .. soft roast .. little chocolate ... little metalic.