BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Beercellar2 for this excellent trade extra. Shared with Skyview a few weeks ago. Dark tan head, a half inch of it on this opaque brown pour. Faint aroma of coffee and pine. Smooth finish with coffee and sweet fruit flavors.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAY 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to kp!, pours a nice dark black with an ample light brown head, minimal lacing. Minimal aroma of roasted malts, molasses and light chocolate. Sweeter and lighter taste with a roasty disposition, noticable hops, and a very clean and smooth finish. Medium and slick on the palate. This is certainly not your typical IS; glad I had the chance to try.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of SpringsLicker. Pours as black as black can get with a chocolate milk colored head. Nice aromas of chocolate, nut, some roast and a hoppy background. The flavor was quiet hoppy with a mocha & roast background. Medium body with a roasty, mocha, hoppy aftertaste. A little different having that much hops in an impy stout but it was very enjoyable none the less.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured pitch black with a dark brown head. Smells of chocolate and roasted coffee. Very smooth for an Imperial Stout.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of OhioDad...Thanks Scott! Poured jet black, very thin, no head. Smelled like coffee. Taste was very light for an Imperial Stout, which I liked. Slight coffee and chocolate taste with just a bit of hops. Pretty good beer!
Skyview (5282) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A 12-oz bottle shared by Brewfiend in Minnesota. Pours a near opaque motor oil dark brown, with a dense brownish tan head. Aroma of toasted dark barley, chocolate, sugared coffee, and a touch of white pine needles and sap. Taste is smooth, creamy and lightly carbonated. Other tastes include dark fruits, pitted raisined fruits and hops. Palate finish is also smooth.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle bonus via bgburdman9, many thanks. dated best by 6/12/07. Would have been nicer to have the image on the left but this will do. Pours black with a stable half finger light tan head. Aroma has a little chocolate and a hint of smoke. The taste is really weird for an impy. It is hoppy and malty and yet retains some of what an impy should be. This is weird but not bad, I’m just really not used to having hops in my impy.
zathrus13 (1730) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, with a light brown head. Aroma is citrusy hops, malt, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor is hops, roasted malt, fruit, chocolate, and coffee.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 22, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This pours black with a tan head. It has a feint aroma of licorice. the flavor is bland, with neither roastiness, chocolate nor anything else you’d normally find in an imperial stout.
There’s nothing *bad* in the flavor or aroma, but what’s there doesn’t have much.
IrishBoy (3910) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Odeed; Nose is very strong ciyrus hops with a little chocolate, coffee, and caramel; black with a medium cinnamon head; flavor of citrus, coffee, chocolate, and hop bitterness; almost like an ASA with all the hops but very dark color. A very different Imp Stout.