phaleslu (7323) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Keir at the STL RB Gathering- thanks again, Keir! 2006 vintage. Pours an almost opaque brown with a small tan head. Aroma of big chocolate notes, dark fruits, roasted malts, and nuts. Just a ton of chocolate in there. Flavor of roasted malts, chocolate, oaky, earthy notes, and coffee roast. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth, rich mouthfeel. Has held up great for 5 years, particularly in the nose and appearance. Very nice.
seymour (1623) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Saint Louis Ratebeer Gathering into tulip glass. 2006 vintage. Thanks, kier! Poured an opaque dark brown color with weak tan head but fine lace and alcohol legs. True-to-style Imperial Stout aromas and flavors. Dry, fruity, nutty, toasty, very roasty. Hints of black coffee, dark chocolate, plums and wild cherries. Somewhat oxidized in an interesting way, like port, not a flaw. Held up very well to 5 year aging. Recommended.
jandd1983 (3050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the St. Louis RB gathering. It poured a dark brown/black color with a brown head. The aroma was dry roasty chocolate. The flavor was roasty, charred chocolate and light fruit. A very good Imperial Stout.
Strykzone (5376) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the st. Louis rarebeer gathering. An ’06 vintage. I smell chocolate and tobacco. Powdery chocolate flavor with ash. This is smooth and good. It aged very well.
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle.
The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a tan head. The aroma is full of roasted malt and chocolate, with the added bonus of having some dark fruit and a little bit of anise mixed in. All of the components go well together.
The flavor is full of milk chocolate and heavily roasted malts. I also get a little bit of alcohol which accentuates the big, bold flavors present in this beer.
Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
thirdeye11 (5739) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bomber thanks to Mora2000) espresso brown pour with very dark tan head and excellent lacing. Nose of fudge, rich chocolate, mildly roasty, milk chocolate, nearly decadent in the nose. Taste is very roasty, nice bittering herbal hops, fudge, well balanced and delicious.
daknole (10111) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark pour. Small beige head. Aroma has light smoke, prune, molasses, mocha and roast. Flavor is lightly sweet, toasty, hint of smoke, charred oak. Nice brew.
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from mora2000. Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma is coffee, dry cocoa, and alight alcohol. Taste is lots of chocolate, roasted, a little coffee, and licorice.
Cavie (4000) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy mora2000. Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is sweet chocolate and dark heavy malts. Flavor is sweet malts and milk chocolate with roasted notes that fade into a bit of roastyness. Cool.
Beerman6686 (5158) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a darker brown color with a light tan head. Aroma was lots of dark roasted malts, light coffee, and some raw dank hops. Flavor was very roasted and bitter, with bitter raw hops in a swallow a bit different than most impys