Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
7/5/08 On draught at the Seattle International Beerfest. Aroma is creamy roast malt forward folowed by slight sweetness. Appearance is black with a well maintained tan head. Flavor is heavily roast malt forward, slightly sour, with low sweetness and bittering. Mouthfeel is full bodied with a strong grainy feel. Overall, cool, but needs more sweetness and dark fruit, I think I preferred the can version, to be honest.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured the clolor of grasshopper spiit with a super thick brown chocolate head and lacing.
Strong aroma and flavor of rich roasty malts, nuts, alcohol, rich black chocolate and coffee.
Heavy bodied with a bitter alcoholy finish.
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
can. Pours a thick oily opaque black, small head of tightly-packed brown bubbles that fizzes down to a thin layer and a nice ring. Aromas of bittersweet bakers chocolate, burnt coffee, and a twinge of floral bitterness. Flavors follow on the nose- huge roasted chocolate malts, a healthy dose of bitterness, some smooth coffee notes, and some chunky oatmeal. Bitterness that might be overdone in other imperial stouts works very well here, balancing out the brew. Palate is thick and viscous, but with only a little bit of oily bitter finish. Nothing especially astounding, but a VERY solid and well crafted imperial stout.
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from bigmmartin. Black pour with a small brown head. Smokey chocolate malt, coffee, and a little hops come through on the aroma. Flavor is sweet, mild bitterness, then a little alcohol. Smooth but dry and a short aftertaste. Not bad but not something great either.
BelgianBeerGal (3385) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the CAN! Awesome gift from matt (mcbackus). Very still, oil black colour with a little tan ring around the edge. Big aroma of chocolate and some bittereness. Big flavour of dark roasted malt, coffee, bitter chocolate and hops. Quick bitter finish with a hint of alcohol.
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUL 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have to say that when I opened this, I couldn’t help to at least drink a little out of the can. What a delightful stout this is. Slightly sweet, very bitter and very very rich.
JesseM (1155) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. can given to me by Jan Primus (thanks Jan!). This may very well be the single darkest looking beer Iíve ever had. Pure jet black, poured like motor oil, which is a tad cliche but this really personifies that saying. Zero head. Aroma is big on the anise, also really nice hops, and some dark chocolate malts. Flavour hits right away, on a smooth, silky stream, mocha-toffee-choco bitterness, with some major chalkyness to it, which I donít mind as much as some other people. Extremely full mouth-feel, and the sheer intensity of this one is what really defines it. Unlike most other Imperial Stoutís Iíve had. And from a can no less! I really love the hops in there, makes it seem like a blend of an IPA and an Imperial Stout to some extent.
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 26, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Glouglouburp for this bonus brew. Coffee, dark roasted malt and a bit of ash. Nice dry finish. Super thick tar black like the La Brea pits. No dead dinosaurs floating in the can however. Best beer I’ve had out of a can.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can thanks to dkachur! Very dark, black pour with a thick brown frothy head. Strong aroma of sweet roasted malt. Flavor is more sweet roasted malt and hops. Winds down to a bitter, very dry, finish. Has a nice thick, creamy, mouthfeel though.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUL 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, thanks Craig. Pours a solid black with a medium brown head. Aromas of chocolate and roasted malts, a bit of coffee. Very smooth on the palate with nice flavors of raosted malts, cacao, coffee and very little hops. Had a bit of a dry, ashen note to it as well. Quite good.