killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Picked up a 22 oz. bomber because I liked their IPAs. Wow, aroma is straight Hershey’s. Chocolate follows through the whole sip. A little coffee bitterness follows but the chocolate flavor steals the show. Smooth and incredibly drinkable at 11%. You need to try this beer.
OldGrowth (3140) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, from Foodery II. Great aroma, sweet. Cocoa, milk chocolate, coffee. Brownish black color, small head, faded quick, no lace. Sweet bitter flavor. Medium body, lite, creamy smooth mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish. Damn that’s a great aroma, could sniff this all day. flavor was just a notch below. Very good beer, me likey...
mabel (8421) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[2469-20090827] Bottle. Aroma of sweet cocoa powder, rich mocha tootsie roll and hot chocolate with marshmallows. Dark dark brown body with a medium-lasting creamy light brown head. Bitter dark chocolate powder flavour with rich dark malty roast notes. Full body is a little rough. Wow, super rich and ridiculously rich chocolate throughout.
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, garthicus, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc)
planky84 (2744) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Pours a very deep brown with a tan head. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts. Flavours of chocolate ice cream, dark roast coffee, more chocolate, brown sugar. Finishes smooth and frothy with a creamy vanilla tang. Yum!
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - SEP 20, 2009
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted at an imperial stout session with the colleagues. Now this is something! Nougat, toffee, milky chocolate, fresh grinded coffee all mixed in this desert from heavn kinda nose. Its black with a tiny brown head, but its so drinkable its amazing, 11%? Flavor is again chocolate and caramel sweet, with some mild roasted bitter notes. If you like sweets with sweet stuff on it, then this is a good bet on an imp stout you’ll like.
Maverick34 (2897) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2012 Poured dark w/very little head. Lots of coffee and chocolates of course. Malts, not much hops. Good to great.
kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
poured thick and dark with a thin dark bubbly head that dicipated pretty fast. heavy and thick brew with a strong hint of alcohol. can tatse and smell the coffee and chocoalte. cant taste much hops and the malts they used are great. no lacing at all on the glass as i drank it. not bad. wont be searching hard to drink this one again though.
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour with low, brown head. Chocolate backbone in aroma, with notes of nuts and suggestions of menthol. Body is thick and oily with low carbonation. Pepperminty, bitter chocolate in flavour with orange traces. Medium-big mouthfeel and medium bitter.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle; pours clear, light brown with faint tan head; primarily chocolate on the nose reminding me of choklat; rich, full body that again is primarily all chocolate; texture and finish is surprisingly thin though; coffee is hardly noticeable and in the end this came off as a watered down choklat; quite disappointing
PilsnerPeter (3037) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep brown near black with a tan film of head. Tootsie roll aroma with some sweet caramel flavored coffee- extremely chocolaty, yet as it warms and aerates the roast comes through more. Thick body but not cloying. Some grainy black malt, artificial sweetener, slightly under attenuated, sweetened dark chocolate, with a charred coffee presence on the back. A bit grainy with saccharine notes, but drinkable. I would praise this brewer for making these huge beers reminiscent of foods and tasting natural, but not for subtlety or finesse.