Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, coffee up front, that’s fine. Pretty smooth flavor, alcohol is very well hidden, be careful with this brew! lol! Poured jet black, with a small tan head that left quickly, almost like a cup of ice coffee. Dark malt, somewhat sticky, good though! thanks to Sprinkle for the great brew!
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2007 This is my FAVORITE out of all of Terrapin’s Monster Beers. They are contracted with a coffee shop in Athens, Ga. (jittery Joe’s) They created a coffee blend just for this batch that they sell. Not a good coffee, but perfect to go with these malts that Spike uses! Be careful, you can drink more of this Imperial than you realize, Maybe the caffeine? Dark in color, not much of a (slightly tan) head. Sweet espesso flavor that is out of this world!
heemer77 (5242) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2006 Thanks for the beer, lilkem. The body was black with an orange and brown colored head. The aroma was chocolate with syrup and coffee. There was also a bit of peanuts. The taste was a little bit of chocolate with some syrup and a bit of almonds. I thought that this was a little thin. Nothing bad here, but oatmeal coffee stouts are not my favorite thing.
thedm (5441) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop is part of their Monster Beer Tour of 2006. It poured a head of foamy finely sized dark brown colored bubbles that was long lasting and left behind a opaque body with no visible carbonation a dark black color and a good lacing. The strong aroma was malty with chocolate coffee and dark malty notes. The mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mellow finish. The thick flavor contained notes of heavy malt and dark malts with a mile malt bite. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
TURDFERGUSON (4037) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(2006 Tour) Shared with skibumphishead. Tasty imperial light. Not as in your face like most imp stouts, but a nice example of a lighter version of the style. THANKS TO CAPTAINCOUGAR FOR THIS BOTTLE!!
ABUSEDGOAT (2489) - California, USA - AUG 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to iowaherkeye for this one. Black pour with a light tan head. Aroma is good coffee, oats, roast, chocolate, caramel, light hops. Flavor is the same with a somewhat silky mouthfeel. Lacks the body and complexity of some bigger Impys out there, but still very enjoyable.
after4ever (7361) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2007 12-oz., trade with JRob. Good god, what a delicious aroma. This beer pours an almost light-sucking, horsehead-nebula black. There’s a little ring of obligatory tannish head-like substance near the top; it’s a boutannier compared to the bouquet other stouts bring to the prom.
The nose is where it leaves the other stouts to the side, though: this one’s burnin’ nitro and everyone else is happy just to be blown or injected, one or the other: cookie dough, chocolate, oats, vanilla, cola. This is probably the first beer to make me genuinely grateful for having picked up the habit of stopping and smelling a beer consciously.
The body’s not much to look at; succulent black color but no visible carb, nothing happening up top or on the sides. The attack, though, man; there’s loads of coffee, chocolate, and oatmeal--as you’d fully expect--and they carry through to the finish. The hops are just there to clean things up and get you propped back up to vertical before you fall off the cliff. This is just a yummy stout, though, for the uninitiated, it’s closer to a Sweet than an Imperial. This isn’t a 6-pack beer, it’s a by-the-case beer.
jordanartuso (26) - lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2006
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to goldtwins for this one. 2006 version. 12 oz bottle. Pitch black beer with a thick dark brown head. Tight lace. Beautiful aroma, oatmeal, milk chocolate, toast/roast and even a bit of raisin. Rich oatmealy body. Full-bodied, sweet chocolate and coffeeish roasty flavour. Very rich roasty finish but without any astringency or bitterness. Wonderfully smooth, rich and sweet. Like breakfast in a glass, which I gather was the point. Lingering sweet toastiness and roast. Amazingly drinkable and very tasty.
mkgrenwel (604) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thank you very much TAR for this bottle. This beer rules. Hugely underappreciated. Big coffee flavor up front. Also: chocolate, tobacco, leather, hops, cherries, oatmeal (cookies), alcohol. Simultaneously dry and sweet, but probably more sweet. The real killer here is the mouthfeel. It feels like eating a cookie. Chewy, grainy and thick, in the best possible of ways. Even the carbonation rolls around on the tongue to add body. Like a chocolate covered coffee bean oatmeal raisin cookie. Just spectacular.