theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black like motor oil, just looks thick and viscous. Small brown head fades quickly. Smells like a cup of coffee. Coffee is the first flavor to come through as well, with some chocolate, caramel, toffee...all the usual. Its pretty tasty to sip after dinner. Full body, creamy and heavy in the mouth. There’s a distinctive flavor that I usually pick up with beers made with oats that is thankfully not present in this one.
brianprentiss (691) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2006
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic beer, one of the best stouts I can remember. On tap at Brick Store Pub Atlanta.
Miksu (5039) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Black with no head. Sweet, vinous and port wine like aroma with strong coffee note. Sweet flavor with coffee, port wine, roast barley and rye. Too sweet.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is everything it was said to be. Poured to a jet black, with medium dark brown head that lingered a while, then dissipated to some lacing. Actually, appearance was the only thing that was superb. Aroma was strong coffee, blended nicely with a hint of chcolate, and as the beer warmed, a whiff of alcohol. Taste was more of the chocolate coffee, just right for a winter warmer. Mouthfeel was thick and creamy, and the finish was long and warming.
Great job with this one Terrapin!!!
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Ebony with a thin tan ring. Red licorice and molasses; coffee and raisins. Lightly fizzed dates, chocolate and more coffee. Oatmeal in the back. Rich and full but easy to drink. Simple yet solid.
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 12 oz bottle, though my local Taco Mac has it on tap. Pours the color of mollases and the aroma is reminiscent of it, though there is also coffee and oatmeal, they come togehter and smell soemwhat like a great root beer. Almost no head. I drank it out of a snifter and could have used some more aroma... but what the heck it’s a great beer. Dark chocolate, peat/smoke, bitter hops. The flavor lingers with a long espresso like finish. Very nicely executed.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from the Big Bad Beer. Pours opaque black with a nice light brown head. The aroma is soft and well rounded. Coffee, some cooked sugar, fruit, and chocoalte. Really nice coffee and chocolate flavors. Mild bitter finish. Silky soft palate. Quaffable for an imperial style beer. Thanks for the hookup Mike.
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottled. Thanks Kramer]
Almost black colour. Low head. Glue dominates the aroma, but there are notes of menthol and berries. Also a grainy touh adds to the aroma profile. Mouthfeel is thick, bit roasty and fiery. Coffee backbone, but good coffee (not the thermos kind that is found so often in beers), also a touch of chocolate. Oat might soften this beer mouthfeel-wise, it mellows when warmed up somehow. Light bittering hops.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to unclemattie! Pours a dark black with a nice tan head on top. Aroma is full of coffee, chocolate, oat, roasted malts, and hints of fruit. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. I wish the flavor lasted longer though. A nice coffee imperial stout.
jlruthven (600) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is officially my favorite winter seasonal yet. Pours thick, midnight black, with a thin dark brown head that dissipates quickly, but stays on as a ring of lace throughout. Lacing, by the way, is amazing...not as impressive as the Big Hoppy Monster, but nice. Smells of strong black coffee, some very dark chocolate, and roasted oats. All of this, plus slight dark fruits (raspberries maybe), bourbon, and oak comes through in the flavor. A little more carbonation than I was expecting. Finish is nice and dry with a slight back-of-the-throat alcohol burn. HIGHLY recommended.