SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle - pours jet black with very thin dark brown head; aromas of coffee, nuts, roasted malt; thick, smooth and solid; dry, chocolaty finish; texture on the thin side and much better as it warms; smooth, creamy body with chocolate and coffee; kind of mild all around, but a perfectly solid beer
TimE (2810) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
OK. So this should technically be a different rating as they made a one off of this for Ushitora bar in Tokyo that was aged in Jim Beam bourbon barrels, but I am not going to put it here anyways. ABV came out at 9.5%. Very dark brown color, big big bourbon nose with dark chocolate, dark cherries. Med-light bodied. Butterscotch becomes more apparent in mouth along with the bourbon and dark chocolate. Rich, but too light bodied. Moderately chocolatey finish.
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with a thick frothy beige head with a white swirl that fades. Roasted malt nose with some nice chocolate. Good roasted almost burnt malt. Moderate chocolate accents. Also some hard candy flavors. Medium to heavy body. Slightly sticky, long bitter finish. Solid IS!
BillKismet (3171) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich, medium thickness cocoa grained head atop and otherworldly dark body. Wonderful robust, roast aroma and deep veins of chocolate. Good depth of roast flavors, some chocolate, bit of cherry cordial on the finish, mild to moderate bitterness. Very well apportioned and balanced for an imperial stout. Some oreo cookie notes toward the end.
after4ever (5740) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Uber. Ebony, nearly black, little caramel highlights here and there. Nice dense moussy bunt tan head that falls away rather too quickly. Kind of a cola and anise nose, but, somehow, rather dry versions of those two notes. Interesting. Creamy medium body, active carb. Mild flavors--some roast and chocolate, and rather subdued cola and anise notes. This is a really mild, easy drinking impy. The intensity and profile of flavors, along with the body and quaffability all really point to a plain old house stout, but the abv is obviously in a different realm.
CapFlu (4253) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Sampled at Great Canadian Beer Festival in Victoria on September 5, 2008. Medium, smooth frothy beige head with an opaque body. Bourbon barrel aged stout. Lovely nose - somewhat medicinal but full of a zoo aroma. Bedding, cinnamon, bourbon. Great stuff. 7/3/8/4/15
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma has a heavy roastiness, chocolate, light alcohol. Taste is chocolate, bourbon, light alcohol and a nuttiness to it.
decaturstevo (4416) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown pour with tinges of red. Coffee, licourice, coffee and chocolate. Very chocolate flavor with a light bitter. Semi sweet coffeeness in this beer. A tad thin with very good carbonation and solid mouthfeel pretty good beer.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a black color with a light brown head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate, coffee, caramel, and alcohol. Flavor is malty, roast, cocoa, caramel, toast, and a bitter roasty finish.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Noogfest Four-O. Pours black with amber edges and an orange-tan head. The aroma is sweet malt, some chocolate, vanilla, oak. The flavor is vanilla, baking chocolate, and some roasted notes. Decent.