sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dark brown with a white head. Aroma, chocolate, coffee, and some dry roasty notes. Flavor, roasty, chocolate, caramel, some bitterness, finishes dry.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
When held to the light in a pilsner glass, this is a stunning Blood garnet color. Taller tan head dissipates to a lasting thin lid. Lots of sweet rich malt, with light molasses and cocoa. Hints of dry herbal hops and touch of alcohol present. Thick and slightly coating in fell. The alcohol thins it out in the throat, along with a mild burn. Espresso and toasted malt abound. White pepper burn in the finish and linger. A touch rough in spots, but a nice end of the day stout.
Gabemik (46) - Joplin, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2007
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep charcoal color with a dark tan hea that is thick and stays with the beer as you drink it. The aroma is roasted malt & chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick and slightly chewy, not syrupy. The taste is exactly what you would expect from an extra stout, coffee, chocolate and roastd malt flavors swirl around the tounge. Itís everything I want from an exra stout.
kwoeltje (2152) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) deep black with very generous tan head. Nice lace. Aroma of roast malt, cocoa. Flavor is dark fruits, hints of oak and coffee. Ends with an roast coffee and whiskey.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour with a light tan head. Dark chocolate, caramel, slight hints of roasted malt in the aroma. Roasty and malty taste, some nuttiness and subtle hints of fruit, moderately dry hoppy finish with just a hint of booze. Very smooth, easy drinking. Not as much coffee flavor as I was expecting there to be, but Iím not complaining at all. Nothing too overpowering about this one. I wouldnít exactly categorize this as an Imperial Stout, but itís still a very well made beer by Schlafly.
heemer77 (5060) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The body is black with a light tan head. The aroma is sweet with pancakes and some notes of vanilla. There is also some almond in this one. The taste is relatively dry with some coffee and dark chocolate. The body is smooth. There is not much else going on in this one. I would say itís closer to a foriegn stout than an impy stout.
eaglefan538 (2802) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Brett and Hannah. Pour was solid, big huge head, solid lacing. The aroma was chocolate and cocoa, pretty simple. Flavor was mostly chocolate and cocoa with some tropical fruity notes detectable (coconut too?). Coffee was also present underneath with some roasted notes. The mouthfeel was creamy and typical of the style. Another nice production by Schlafly, thanks Brett and Hannah!
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown with light tan head. aroma consists of nuts, carmel, and chocolate. a very smooth stout, with milk chocolate, walnuts, pecans, and some carmel and hints of irish cream... maybe that;s just the connotation getting too me or maybe i had one too many baileys earlier. blah.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from an under-rated brewer. This poured an extremely dark mahogany with a slender tan head that soon reduced to a halo. The aroma is full of coffee and roasted barley suported by a splash of alcohol and a touch of nutty bitterness. A drp of molasses and a git of milk chocolate are added to the flavor, all smoothly blended. The finish is dark and malty with a roasted bitterness. Good brew.
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jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the tap, served in a Schlafly imperial pint glass. Sampled at the Taproom with work mates and friends.
Poured a nice stout blackish brown with a foamy, creamy tan head, decent retention, minimal amount of sticking.
Aromas of roasted barley malts, coffee and cocoa, nutty with hints of charcoal, a subtle dark fruitiness and light touch of earth.
Good, steady moderate carbonation and a malty crisp, dry, slick, smooth creamy medium bodied mouthfeel.
A pleasant tasting dry stout, lightly roasted malts, nutty coffee, dry cocoa, a raisin fruitiness in the middle that meshes with the alcohol, a soft, dry, earthy bitterness towards the end, and a dry estery, malty finish with a hint charcoal in the aftertaste.
Iíve had this from the tap and bottle, the tap version is a bit more airy and creamy which I think increases itís drinkability, a sneaky 8% ABV making it a tad dangerous, quite quaffable.