Oakes (11770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, not much head. The aroma is fairly bright oatmeal and coffee with a bit of chocolatey accent. Light coffee, chocolate flavours and quite a bit of oatmeal. Overall a lighter beer than I was expecting, but the brightness appeals to me.
Sammy (8092) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
this brewery is making an impact and this was my first. Very creamy and coffee and smooth easy drink, though not too complex. Brown, lots of head and cream and cookies. Mocha and coffee, a spiked latte
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Classic stout appearance. Aroma is, supprise, dominated by coffee small hint of latoce and chocolate. Palate is unremarkable, no unique taste for the style.
ross (2052) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2006
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
this shit here is really good. pours out pitch black, chocolate smell and a hint of oatmeal. taste is very similar, with a large overwhelming presence of coffee. thick, rich, malty, not too happy, amazing drinkability - damn awesome. i wish i could find this everywhere i went because this is a stout that stacks up to alot of its bigger brothers. i was going to trade some of this, changed my mind completely. great beer.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is opaque black with a thin brown head...smell is the ever familiar choco-coffee thing that was incredibly well done...taste is just really sweet coffee with hints of chocolate...a little thin and cloying toward the end...
CaptKirk (175) - Hephzibah, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black as night. Absolutely no light come thru. Deep tan head that leaves you thinking you’re gonna get clobbered. Well, this is an excellent imperial stout. Nice roasted, chocolate flavor. I wish I had more then just the one. If you like imperials, then this is a must try.
BrockLanders (770) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice deep dark black pour with a big dark tan head that doesn’t hang around for long. Nose is big roasty choco-coffeeish. Thin mouthfeel, but smooth and presents a nice flavor profile. Lotsa cocoa, dark chocolate, more roasted malts leading to lightly bitter end. Pretty tasty!
sloth (2399) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small tight beaded brown head that settles quickly, lace is spotty, scattered. A black brew. Nose of coffee, roast and chocolate, a touch buttery. Body is medium, lightly creamy texture. Chocolate flavors abound backed by coffee some light roast and dark fruits, maybe some plum and raisiny notes.Finish is lightly sweet, chocolatey with dry cocoa powder notes. Courtesy of CaptainCougar, thanks Tom !
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2006 Wow is this good! Strong coffee, dark chocolate and roasted aromas. Dark brown head that’s gone in 15 seconds.. Black, black, black. The taste matched the aroma perfectly. This is one of th ebest Imp Stouts I’ve ever had. Coudln’t really taste the alcohol. As this warmed up, it got even better. I’d be interested to see how this ages.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - FEB 23, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Midnight pours into the glass. A fluffy khaki head forms up on the beer. Iced mocha on the nose with slight hints of heavy cream and perhaps fresh-milled lumber. Smooth espresso richness invades the palate as a wave velety chocolate, and creamy yet crisply bitter finish. leaves the palate thirsting for more. NIce warming beer, but still just a refreshing stout, not a lumbering cocao monster. Good jerb!!!