phaleslu (5154) - 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 (9576) - 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 (3979) - 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 (3474) - 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.
69Evil (5) - - SEP 14, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
... .....mmmmmmm....mmmmmmmhhhhhh!....rock’n roooollllll!....abgefahren...strong....ein bier für männer!
fugitive (1161) - Athens, GREECE - APR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Color black with small brown head. Aroma malt, roasted, chocolate, caramel. Taste sweet, coffee, caramel, vanilla, bitter finish.
Plovmand (6022) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle #461 of 912. Pours opaque black with a creamy dense beige head. The aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and ripe dark fruit. The flavor is bitter roasted with notes of coffee, chocolate and ends up quite bitter. Very nice!
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bpar73 (284) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the pub. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is chocolate, and roasted malts. Taste is malty and chocolate with a coffee finish.
Mittenator (866) - Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2013 Draft at the Soup Spoon (rerating from an earlier beerfest sample rating). Dark color, dark head and a slight chocolate aroma. Lots of chocolate and malt with some spice.
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown head. Nearly opaque black body goes deep dark red
at edge. Alcoholic cocoa aroma with nutty earthy notes.
Dry-sweet sherry nougat and earth taste with fruity wooden notes.
Mid-to-full body. Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish fruity
cocoa aftertaste with nutty sherry earthy spicy notes.
Interesting, unusual, and highly drinkable. (0.76l bottle, City
Beer, San Francisco.)