MIBRomeo (2559) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2006 Black pour thick well laced tan head. Roasted malt aroma pieces of coffee & chocolate w/ hints of oatmeal and syrup. Creamy even palate. Tastes of a dry chocolate hints of oatmeal and a weak coffee with some syruppy sweetness. Decent brew.
syruppy flavor is overdone.
Shag (2607) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice beer! It poured a dark black with a tan head. The aroma was smoke and coffee with some roasted malts. This was a bit drier than other Impy stouts Ive had. The flavor is coffee all day with a hint of raisins and a hint of dark chocolate. A nice beer indeed.
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Here’s the second beer that I had proof I had had and reviewed, but can’t find listed on this site. I’m not sure if I just forgot to add a few reviews or if something happened and they were lost. Anyway, black body with decent head. The aroma is full of rich coffee notes, and a touch of chocolate. The body is a bit thin for an Imperial Stout but the coffee is good. Well-balanced, but I wish the beer was a bit chunkier.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2006 Finally entering some old ratings. The date for this should really be April 05 - the last time I had it was at Classic City Brewfest. Nice sweet chocolate and coffee aroma, with a good amount of dark fruit. Flavor was big coffee and sweetly malty and creamy, with more chocolate coming through at the end. It had a roasty bite in it that was more pronounced when the beer was cold. Alcohol was pretty well hidden. Fairly well balanced for everything going on in it.
Rerate - figuring in scores and notes from a blind coffee stout tasting.
SpringsLicker (3145) - Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2006 On tap Classic City Brewfest
Opaque black color with a diminished head.
Served too cold, after warming some, there was a nice coffee thing going on as expected. Good coffee roast malt palate and overall a well done Stout. Alcohol well hidden. Old score:7 4 7 3 15
Re-rate from the bottled version
Thick dark tan head, same black body. Loads of coffee and chocolate in the nose along with roast malt.
Big body, smooth, with a tangy roast malt finish. The coffe and chocolate follow the aroma for flavor. Sweet and tasty.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost identical to the Wired Straight Stout, although I find this to be a little thicker and maltier. Creamier palate as well, still with nice coffee presence. The body could be more balanced though with, perhaps, a touch less sweetness and the aroma more pronounced. Hides its alcohol well, but isn’t that strong to begin with. Still, a very nice beer from Terrapin.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel/coffee/cream aroma. Taste: sticky, mellow, sweet toffee. Non-imperial. Gets kind of cloying, especially as it warms. Little hop presence.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on draft at Summit’s in Atlanta
black in color, sweet, carmelly. didn’t really taste like an imperial stout
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the Globe in Athens. Coffee is noticeable but not overwhelming. Creamy, rich, and silky. Balanced and thoroughly enjoyable.
legion242 (2193) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
BLACK in color; head thinned very fast. Ashy porter-like nose. Decent enough. Very robust- good coffee and choclate angles. Nice silky mouthfeel.