jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2009 Pours deep, dark brown with a small brown bubbly head. Strong aroma of semi-sweet chocolate, lactic sugars, light roasted coffee, and some piny/herbaceous hops. Sweet lactic and bitter chocolate flavors hit hard upfront like a bitter malted milk ball, then quickly recede into slightly bitter roasted coffee, and grassy/piny hops, but keeping up that sweetness as an undertone all the way through. Would’ve certainly pegged this for a milk stout if I didn’t know better. Palate is full, creamy, a bit grainy (like chocolate with high cocoa content), fairly sweet, and oily. That’s a damn fine impy stout that is sure is sure to drink nicely for years to come. Delicious.
bytemesis (4104) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2012 vintage. Pours opaque black, medium brown head, dissipates fairly quickly, good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roasty, molasses. Flavor is fully sweet, medium bitter, lots of molasses and some anise. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty solid.
Tsekouratos (451) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - MAR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml from Cervezalandia.es, Spain. Black body with a thin brown head. Aromas of oat cake, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is chocolate, coffee, some plums, oak. It’s surelly gets a lot better as it warms up. Aftertaste is sweet and chocolaty. Full body with low to medium carbonation.
Stuu666 (5609) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, coffee, liquorice, oats, taste is smooth, rich chocolate, sweet, dry.
tderoeck (5696) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
24/XII/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: n/a 2011 vintage (2014-1534)
Clear dark purple brown beer, aery fizzy beige head, falls down quickly to a small creamy layer of foam. Aroma: sweet, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, malty, alcohol. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, caramel, mocha, lots of dark chocolate, dried fruits, coffee. Aftertaste: sweet touch, some bitter hops, cocoa powder, coffee grit, dark chocolate.
ericdevin (985) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from CBS, Corvallis. 2010 vintage. Pours an inky brown/black, just a hint of tan head. Nose slightly sweet, roasty, chocolate notes, oat, treacly. Body slight and a little bit roasty, finish very sweet, treacly. Almost no warming, very well balanced.
brystmar (1306) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black liquid drools from the bottle with tan head. Rich, roasty aroma. Creamy oatmeal body + roasted malt base + under-attenuated sweetness. Works, though; I like this stuff.
slowrunner77 (6580) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
"this batch at 11%. pours black with practically zero head. thick stuff. super smooth, and though it’s heavy, no hint of being quite so strong. aroma and flavor of molasses, a touch of hops, cocoa. chocolate & a touch of ripe fruit in there as well. a "no frills" stout that happens to be pretty darn great."
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From old notes, tasted with Curtis and some friends in Nashville, probably some time near the summer of 2012, from a 650mL bomber bottle. Pours dark cola brown with an average brown head that leaves an average collar. The nose is lightly smoked, milk chocolate sweetness, dark chocolate roast, tons of malt and molasses. The flavor is the same super sweet, all about the different layers of chocolate malt, not terribly complex, but not terrible either. The body is full and creamy with just under average carbonation and a long malty sweet chocolate finish.
Foffern (1383) - Bodø, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Three years old. Has a deep brown to black colour and a small light brown head that fades fast. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, licorice, nice roast, oak and dark berries. Nice flavour with more roasted tones, ash, pipe tobacco and leather. Has a soft and rich mouth feel, and a light to medium bitterness. A round, balanced and tasteful imperial stout.
trapped (1120) - New York City, TURKEY - AUG 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drought. Inky black with small foamy brown head, sour cherry aroma, tastes like roasted malt and cherries, low carbonation, bit of a vanilla flavor, longish finish with alcohol aftertaste on palate.