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 (771) - 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 (2443) - 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!!!
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2006
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. Pours oily and very black. Syrupy apple aroma. Very sweet and thick. Heavily malty with some molasses and a sticky, yet hard mouthfeel. Somewhat phenolic with notes of toffee. Low bitterness. What a mess...
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured the stout in my glass, took a whif and smelled those same exact cookies that dude was cooking on the label of this beer. Figured it was all in my head, you know..seeing something and making other senses feel/sense it also. So I took a swig, still had some of that cookie doughiness to it with a wonderful touch of chocolate, some coffee, and some roasted malt. Went back to the aroma and sure enough, the most wonderous cookie dough aroma. I decide to drag the wife in and see what she thinks...she is a beer hater. From aroma to flavor she hates it all, but agreed cookie dough big time. Terrific brew through and through. Wish it could be a staple in my fridge.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2008 Bottle. Many thanks to Springslicker for bringing this all the way to Nashville for me. Pours black with slight brown head. Milky coffee aroma. Flavor could use a tad more balance, which had too much of the bitter coffee flavor going on. Very dark, burnt roasted finish, and somewhat dry. Still a very good beer, but a hair short of competing with the big boys. Between this and the Big Hoppy Monster, this is a brewery to keep your eye on.
UPDATE: 1-16-08. I opened a 2006 bottle, and I think it’s at the start of decline. This is still drinkable, but you can sense the cardboard like oxidation getting ready to take over.
Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A wonderful brew. pours black, dark brown head, nice lacing. Taste is a milky coffee with a slight oatmeal taste. No alcohol burn what so ever. a slight oatmeal cream finish. Does not lack in flavor. a wonderful winter brew