CheersMate (1299) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle from Greenís on Ponce De Leon. Nice presentation. Didnít have the inky/oily viscous pour I thought it would have, but this still looks pretty good. Nice black opaque body, with a soft brown khaki-colored head. Head fades away slowly; this beer is looking fairly good. Very nice toasty, almost woody, aroma. Rich chocolate aroma is subtle, but manages to come through.Wow, that is a damn nice flavor. Nice hop flavor kicking in at the end. Some roast, wood-like flavors, and chocolate blend perfectly well together. Surprised, there was no wood-aging. The bitterness and roast qualities are so harmonious it is sickening. Nice silky-smooth creamy texture. I havenít had a swig of the beer in minutes and that flavor just sticks to sides and roof of my mouth. Only thing I feel that could use improvement is the aroma. I didnít get that nuanced aroma I was hoping for, and that I know these two legendary breweries are capable of producing. Great imperial stout, and I am looking forward to their other special releases.
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a brown black with a very tight bubbly head and strong lacing. I did not get any exsplosive scents coco or coffee but maybe some roasted malt and soil. Taste is soy spice some nuts and maybe a little vanilla or malases. Palate is very fizzy medium chaulky feel and slightly hot swallow. I was obviously built up for this one and did not get what I was thinking, or what I read. My bad!
after4ever (5928) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750, corked and baled. thanks clint! pours jet black with a dense and creamy dark tan head. big coffee nose, very rich roasty and toasty undertones. creamy medium body with lively carb, great fresh impy. coffee, chocolate, toast, and roast on the mid palate. mild lingering coffee finish. delicious.
bvc (1141) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml corked and caged, thanks scrizzz. Pours a deep black, with a thinner looking body and a think a tightly carbonated tan head. Nose is roasty with quite a bit of coffee, nice light nuttiness, hint of dark cocoa and a very faint earthy hop. Lots of dark roasted nut, coffee, licorice, nice earthy bittering. Well made stuff.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong roasted aroma, little salty brine edge. jet black, creamy slick tan head. very thick syrupy body, intense roast, chewy coffee bean, some vanilla.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
99th rating of this brew. Tap at birch and barley. Black pour with a light brown head. Nose is quite roasty and rich. Taste is sweet, malty and a bit of a coffee vibe pretty decent low alc impy.
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml bottle) jet black pour, huge deep tan head and excellent lacing on the glass! Nose of cream, cocoa, fudge, coffee. Taste of semi-sweet chocolate, cream, roasted malts, cola, and sweet nuts. Very carbonated, extremely creamy and toasted nutty finish. This is a superb beer!
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a black color with a huge tan head. The aroma is smoke and roasted malt. The flavor is chocolate, roasted malt and quite a bit of smoke, which was unexpected. Thick mouthfeel and low-medium carbonation.
SudsMcDuff (5659) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer does not make itself properly by itself. It takes an element of mystery and of things that no one can understand- Fritz Maytag
.. . Pours out a very dark brown .. medium to strong head, lacing is better than average .. . nice roast level, very user friendly on the onset, not to boozy or thick, but enough testicular fortitude for the regular impy stout drinker .. . nice array of flavours, from light roast, burnt toast, chocolate covered plum, ,mildness yet refined.. . I am really enjoying this .. The abv is so well masked, not even thought about .. .shes got more meat than a cow.. . I was intrigued when i first heard of this project, stoked to actually see it in my local bottleshop, and over the top that it turned out so well and delicious! .. thank you to fritz and ken, the beer nerd community owes you alot, Cheers!! .. . .
Anyhoo, your net-suits will allow you to experience Fryís worm infested bowels as if you were actually wriggling through them.
Thereís no part of that sentence I didnít like!
allfreej (550) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a nice, lasting tan head. Roasty nose and flavor, with a nicely balanced hop finish. A very solid offering.