shrubber85 (6510) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Oatmeal raisin cookie aroma. Dark black with small brown head - pours like oil. Chocolate, black coffee and oatmeal flavors - very nice. Well blended and a nice brew.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Roasted malt aroma floats above a light brown head. Impenetrable black in color. Rich, velvety and luscious, this beer exudes bitter chocolate, roasted coffee and soft hops on the finish. This is a really nice brew. I am little upset that they dropped the "Wake and Bake" moniker though. Many thanks to Larry Goldtwins and J-Rob21 for this excellent brew.
Odeed (1773) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 18, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(many thanks to kp for this)well anything with a name like "coffee oatmeal imperial stout" deserves a try thats for sure.well lets see what the wake-n-bake has to offer.so i dumped a good portion of this impy into my stone imperial stout glass.what i recieved as far as looks was a super black body with a head that tried to creep up,but just couldnt do it.(although if i gave the glass a good swirll i would get a little chocolate looking head.furthermore,every time i took a sip i got a nice lacing on that side of the glass.)the aroma was a mix of roasted coffee ,oatmeal,and malts.the flavor was very nice and put a huge smile on my face.the coffee came first,then the oatmeal,followed by chocolate,malts,and a bit of a hop finish.the mouthfeel was super smooth and the palate had a little bitter bite to it.i must say,this is how i like my impy stouts.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle via trade with thebeercellar2 - Thanks Matt! - pours black with a short mocha head that fades to a ring but laces the sides of the snifter after that. Aroma is coffee, roasty & toasty malts, some oatmeal, a bit of chocolate. Flavor is a smooth blend of those roasted sweet flavors combined with just a bit of licorice. Mouthfeel is quite creamy and the body is full. The oatmeal adds an interesting texture to an imperial stout.. Enjoyable.. This is another very nice brew from a brewer that I believe I’ve liked everything I’ve tried..
zathrus13 (1661) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, with a small, brown head. Aromas are coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt. Flavors are chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and very slight amounts of wine and dark fruit. Creamy body. Thanks to TheBeerCellar2 for this bottle.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with a fully receding dark brown head. Aroma of coffee, banana bread, peat malt, and vinous roasted malt. Taste is roast barley and chocolate, with equal portions of sweetness and bitterness. As it warms it takes on more fruity, rumlike notes becoming almost more like an exotic Export Stout. Mouthfeel is heavy bodied with slight oilyness and low carbonation. Unfortunately, this beer needs at least a year or two to mellow out. It’s too grainy, roasty, and alcoholic.
SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2006 opaque black. almost no head. brown head. pours like syrup. strong coffee and chocolate aroma. thick and oily. full bodied. bitter and chocolatey at first. coffee rounds out the finish.
also had on tap at parellis in carrollton. the coffee notes seem to stand out more and its a little smoother and chocolatey. even better. 9/5/9/4/18
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Goldtwins. Pours an oily black with a light tan head. Nose is huge coffee and tons of chocolate. Mouthfeel is syrup and thick chocolate and coffee. Wonderful. The nose also has some roast. Finishes with a light dryness and a very sticky palate with a velvety tongue.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small dark tan head. Silky smooth with a mild coffee, dark choclate, alcohol bite. I like this one. Reminds me of Founder’s Breakfast Stout. Another stellar job from the South’s best micro IMHO.
Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Highly opaque, rich, head bubbling slowly like bubbles on a tar pit. Does prove as thick in the mouth, which has a lot of carbonated tingling plus a frontal assault of coffee acidity and an assault in the back end of roasted bitterness. The flavor is largely appealing but it all hangs on the coffee, and I found this rougher in slapping around my tongue than other beers, which have slightly more elegant blends of coffee and chocolate. Slightly plastic aroma. The full pint that I had was too much--a snifter would have been fine. (on tap at Brick Store, Decatur)