alexsdad06 (4531) - Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared with the group picked up at Short’s in 2007 or 2008. Pours a dark brown to black color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, cocoa, dark fruits, earth, soy, thinner than when it was fresh, but I think it has held up pretty well given its age.
Sledutah (4115) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBWG grand tasting
Dark brown with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Flavors of roasted malts and chocolate
nuplastikk (4127) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Brickhouse pre GTMW 2013. Big chocolate tones. Really sessionable for the ABV. Big brown chocolate tones. Really easy drinking. Super sweet.
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #125. Bottle shared by deyholla at the Grand Tasting. Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of tart vegetal notes, carob, earth. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, herbal and vegetal notes. Medium bodied.
Leighton (9838) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle share late night RBWG. Old bottle: 6-8 years, really. Pours rich brown with a creamy tan head. Lots of chocolate here, earth, faint tangy dark fruits. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, more tangy dark malts, dirt, baking cocoa. Sub par.
decaturstevo (4665) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is sweet chocolate and roasted malt, Chocolate flavor, nice malt bitter and good warmth. Medium/full body with good carbonation. nice beer
phaleslu (5869) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by alexsdad06- thanks again, Brad! 2007 vintage. Pours a deep brown with amber edges and a small beige ring. Notes of chocolate, soy, dark fruits (dates, figs), earth, and burnt toast. Light-medium bodied, with a fruity, savory mouthfeel and low carbonation. Has certainly lost body and carbonation over the years and picked up some of that soy character, but it’s still not a bad imperial stout.
Tmoney99 (10080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate, coffee, vanilla and soft alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy dark sweet toasted dark chocolate malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is still a solid beer.
DrSilverworm (5025) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, shared by alexsdad06. Brad said he got this around 2007. Very dark brown / red color, mostly clear on the edges. Thin khaki head, few bits of lace. Spicy, peppery dark malt in the nose, some molasses, raisin, dark fruit in the flavor. Cocoa nibs. Medium to bigger body. Lightly sticky. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. Sort of dry in the finish. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, light sweet. Solid, interesting, unique imperial stout. Drinking impressively well, for such an old beer.
b3shine (4433) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (2007 vintage; shared by alexsdad06). Looks good; a cloudy dark cola with light beige lacing. Smells of dark malt, cocoa, and light with a bit of unaversive oxidization. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Good beer.