JesseM (1155) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml bomber shared by the KW group. Pretty sure it was Oliver’s, but I’ll also say thanks Mat. Pours a nice viscous brown with a small mocha head. The aroma is great, straight coffee, but as if the coffee had cream and sugar in it. Awesome. Fruity esters as well, like mellon, which is something I like in my Imperial Stouts. The flavour is rich and delicious. Same fruity esters standing out, nice sweet chocomalt, more chocolate than coffee in the flavour actually. Quite nice, very well integrated. I really doubt it’s actually 11%, since booze was not a factor in either flavour or aroma, I’d like to see what the LCBO could prove it to be.
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour, a little thin. Light tan head on top. Strong cocoa aroma. Very pleasant. Sweet cocoa chocolaty flavor very reminiscent of the Choklat. Fades to a bitter coffee finish with some hops. Good balance of the two flavors. Excellent stout.
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark black with a light tan head. Very chocolate heavy aroma, smells like a Hershey’s bar, I don’t get much coffee in the aroma. The flavor is similar, chocolate heavy, the alcohol is noticeable, and once again I don’t get too much coffee. Medium bodied, leaves a nice lacing after every sip. I really wanted to love this beer, I enjoyed the Jah-va but I haven’t had the Choklat yet, while it is a good beer it just didn’t live up to my lofty expectations. If this is a mix of the two Impy stouts I’m not sure I want to try the Choklat.
matt7215 (2265) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber shared by the KW group. i have no idea whos bottle this was. pours black with a nice tan head. aromas of chocolate and coffee. nice melding of chocolate and coffee flavours. a great stout from southern tier but not as good as the jav-ha or the chocolate IMO.
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Shady McGrady’s. Pours a pitch black with no head, nada. Aroma is a giant sweet chocolate bar, a hint of nuts. Velvet smooth body, very sweet, tons of chocolate. Not much coffee taste, chocolate is just too powerful. Great beer, though.
jb (2514) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, this stuff exudes strong milk chocolate. Rich stuff. Rather black in color, I had trouble detecting any other color. Thin head, spotty lacing but then it slides down the glass. Palate is creamy, oily, some roasted notes, some hoppiness in the back. Just lacks the complexity of the best IS’s. And probably not their best, but darn good.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber. Poured thick deep brown (almost black) in color with a fine ring of brown bubbles which left little lacing on the glass. Aroma of strong milk chocolate, light coffee and an overwhelming sweetness. Tastes of milk chocolate, light coffee notes, and cream. Interesting thing about these sweet blackwater series brews is that they are far better cold or on tap. Once these have time to breath and warm up, they come with a punch and are pretty cloying.
cheap (4572) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2009
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bubbly black beautiful pour. On tap at the Vintage Estates, nice place. Choco aroma, choco liqour taste, rather smooth. You can tell this has choklat roots. Almost like chocolate coffee and whisky on ice cream. Tho strong, alky sensation provides a warming effect on the palate. Not bad for a high abv stout. Finish is choco and alky, darker choco alky.
KornDogg (553) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
great combo of the Jahva and Choklat... sweet with a strong bitter aftertaste... tough to drink as it gets warmer... def has some bite
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours black with small beige to tan head. Smell is mostly like the choklat. Sweet chocolate syrup with some artificial qualities. Taste is mostly artificial chocolate and some light alcohol. Maybe a touch of coffee, but not much at all. Very artificial, but drinkable. Odd beer, like most of ST big beers...