kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2007 22 oz bottle via homebrew Mys Swap (thanks xnoxhatex & adrian910ss!). She pours an opaque black with a small tan head. Nose is plum and chocolate. Taste is quite yummy, milk chocolate to start and end with, and in between we have some plums, raisins, coffee, and subtle bourban and roastiness. Body is medium/full, carbonation is just right. Damn frakking world class imperial Oat Stout!!
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a pitch black body with a smallish mocha brown head. The aroma is full of chocolate, toffee, alcohol, piney hops, oatmeal. Flavour is really potent and alcoholic - super powerful, wow. really chocolately with caramel notes and some oatmeal. alcohol is a bit too prevalent here but otherwise the rich hop resin and oat flavour is quite nice.
blankboy (6921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle. An 11% Imperial Stout eh? This is just what I need after a long day, bring it on. Pours like thick black oil with an average size somewhat-lasting creamy light-brown head. Very nice aroma of deep roasted malt, chocolate, green hops, dark fruit, molasses and just a bit of alcohol. Big, sweet, malty flavour along with molasses, dark chocolate, dark fruit, alcohol, oats and plenty of green hops in the finish. Notes of coffee and smoke in the finish too. Lots going on here. There’s alcohol but doesn’t taste like 11% at all. Medium to full bodied, sticky mouthfeel. Big, flavourful and complex -- a fantastic Impy Stout!
nimbleprop (6661) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours thick, deep opaque black from the bomber with a thin tan head. Aroma is licorice, roasted malt, sugar, coffee but also hints of citrus and hops. Flavor is heavy on the sugar and licorice, smooth, plenty of chocolate flavor. Finish is thick and really shows off the high alcohol without being astringent. One complaint would be the high alcohol makes it a very heavy beer to drink, but all in all, a good beer experience.
msante79 (2222) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2009 This poured black out of a bomber. Tan head. This is a very thick beer. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a little malt, has bitter finish and alcohalis present in taste. I felt the drinkability was poor due to thickness and high alcohal. Had to split bomber with my brother. A very good beer and I probably rated it higher than I actually liked it.
ShawnMalloy (130) - Auburn, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Maybe it was just my nose acting up, but I gathered little to no aroma. Pours thick and dark with a small tan head. Goes down the esophagus as thickly as it pours with a very rich malty and chocolate flavor. The finish is sweet with its abundant alcohol content. Best oatmeal stout I’ve tried.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle via trade with jasonmech77 - First beer on Thanksgiving! Pours a dark brown color with a 3/4 finger thick tan head. Very light spotty lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and light esters. Flavor is chocolate, toasted malt and a touch of coffee. Smooth and very easy to drink. A thick, full bodied beer. Very nice. Thanks Jason.
beerguy101 (5344) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 21, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This Imperial Stout pours a deep black color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized beige head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee so roasted malts. A medium bodied Imperial Stout. The malts are chocolate and coffee, a touch burnt. The hops are a touch earthy. Soft mouthfeel. Complex flavors of roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla. Smooth tasting. A touch of alcohol hotness. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Murky brown pour with a tan head. Chocolate and coffee aromas. Soft and sweet with big chocolate, caramel and raisin notes. Somewhat hot.
lb4lb (2581) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber ordered from Archer Liquors
Pours dark black with a small tan head that doesn’t last even with a violent pour. Smell is of marshmallows, oat, chocolate and a lot of alcohol coming through in the way of acetone, almost. Taste is creamy, smooth, and oily with a great carbonation level. More oatiness, chocolate, roast malt and marshmallowy goodness, but again the alcohol is huge, and is the only thing that keeps this from being awesome in my mind. If they scaled it back to maybe 8-9% or hid it better I’d love this stuff, but as hot as it is, It was just an enjoyable one time beer for me.