vtafro (2160) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft @ Rattle N Hum. Dark pour with some light head. Roasted, chocolate and dark malt flavor ends with some medicinal and even soapy tastes. Hops aren’t so relevant. Perhaps a bad keg.
elihapa (1519) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours dark brown, opaque body with a good tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, light campfire roasts, strong dark and milk chocolate. Flavor bursts with chocolate and dark malt, sparring only briefly with hops and roasts. Malty, chocolaty (perhaps bourbony as well?) sweetness pervades, but is not cloying. Mouthfeel is full and thick with light carbonation. Coats the inside of your mouth. Good tasting, rich RIS, though perhaps not the most distinct or complex.
pennywhistle (15) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
It had a delicious, deep roasted malt flavour. Subtle on the coffee, like Speedway Stout - it’s there, but it doesn’t feel like you’ve got espresso grounds at the bottom of your glass. This beer is very rich, and very smooth. If it wasn’t quite so high in ABV I would want to drink it all the time!
Mora2000 (5104) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this beer. This was a 22 ounce handbottle filled at Bierkraft in New York.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a khaki head. The aroma is dark chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is more of the same with coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
travita (3476) - 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 (4463) - 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 (2396) - 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 (3216) - 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 (5336) - 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!