travita (3050) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to thirdeye11. The smell is malts, roasty, and coffee. The taste is roasty, malts, coffee, and more roast. The look is brown with a beige colored head.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Stone Oaquinox 2010. Black liquid with a tan head. A bit boozy and roasty. Dryish. OK.
mar (4244) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. poured black with a cream head. chocolate, roasted malts, fudge, and ash on the nose. nice on the palate, flavor is roasted malts, chocolate and ash as well.
Rosebud butternuts (2382) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks to thirdeye11 for this. poured black with a beige head. aroma was alcohol and dark roast. flavor was dark roast, pine, and alcohol. light body with medium carbonation.
puzzl (3172) - New York, New York, USA - APR 22, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Rattle’n’Hum. Sweaty, molasses, malt factory aroma. Hot, astringent, severely lacking in flavor. Chemicals and carbonic acid. A complete disaster of an imperial stout, more akin to an imperial dry stout or something.
thirdeye11 (5001) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz handbottle from bierkraft via trade with BA Jw347) espresso brown pour with deep tan head. Nose of cocoa, dark chocolate. Taste of barrel, dark chocolate, nuts, cola, and fudge, with a very carbonated finish. Nice beer!
blutt59 (5687) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bierkraft bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, ruby brown pour with thick tan foam, dry, coffee and chocolate aroma, flavors of malty chocolate, semi sour cofee with nice finish
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Paradiso in DC: Pours an oily opaque with a smallish creamy beige head. Has a sweet dark caramel and chocolate nose with some roasted notes and some dark fruits. Starts with good body and sweetness with a complex balance of dark chocolate and molasses before a slightly hoppier bittersweet finish with some lingering coffee presence. A pretty true to style and enjoyable imperial stout.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours a black body with a tan off white head. Dark malt tones, light chocolate and molasses . Chewy malt tones, hints of char, a bit soapy with a bittering hop tones. If it wasn’t for this poor finish the body and initial flavor were enjoyable, but that soapy ox finish was undesirable.
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of thirdeye11. Almost black color/ rich tan head. Dusty black malt, chocolate aromas. Good dark chocolate, deep roasted malt flavors with a mildly bitter boozy finish.