FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz. bottle. Opaque black with a thin film of dark brown head. Burnt toast, chalky coffee, alcohol, and dark alefruit in the aroma. Heavy roasted malt flavors, followed by cocoa powder and alefruit. Coffee character in the finish with chocolate syrupy and tinges of alcohol and toasty malt. Mouthfeel is heavy, thick and chewy.
DocLock (9239) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big thanks to goldtwins for this one. Pours ebony with 1-finger brown head. Aromas of huge roasty malt, molasses, and chocoff. The palate is on the dense side, with a complex taste comprised of roasty malt, big chocoff, some licorice, almonds, hazelnuts, and molasses. Another great brew from Terrapin.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep roasted coffee, vanilla and nut aroma, smooth velvety coffee taste, spectacular texture from the oatmeal ,big coffee taste floats nicely to middle but dies at end. The taste profile is wonderful ,but they didnt bump it up enough, a little more of themalt and coffee and we have a classic here. Thanks Jrob
Ratman197 (12544) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a dark opaque brownish black with a small disapating brown head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, coffee, hints of licorice and vaniilla and some subtle smoke. Palate was full bodied and creamy smooooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, coffee, some roastiness, molasses and a hint of smoke with a smooth lingering roasty bittersweet finish.
OldGrowth (3097) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, from trade with ross or goldtwins ( i got one from both and don’t know who’s I actually opened) Good nose, malty. Coffee, compost, oatmeal , (especially when cold), molasses, little soy sauce. Clean brownish black color, small head that faded to nothing quickly, no lacing. Bitter flavor, Like aroma, the coffee/compost thing mainly, A little burnt bitterness. Medium body, oily creamy mouthfeel, bittersweet dry finish. Drying part is from the abv. Very enjoyable, I wouldn’t of guessed an imperial stout. Thanks guys
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a viscous dark brown-black color with almost no head. Aroma is very nice, chocolate and some hops. Mouthfeel is thick, but not overwhelming. Taste is smooth and has a roasted oatmeal thying going on. Ver good.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark with a light brown head. Very sweet aroma with coffee notes. vicious mouth feel. Very nice stout.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Impenetrable brown hue, here, with toasted cocoa foam above, though it slips away too quickly.
Deep aromatics, rich and roasty, unfathomable, lightly bittersweet, yielding some oatmeal tones, but not much from coffee. Likable, though.
Taste: everything you’d want from a stout. Creamy, sumptuous, slick, thick, abounding with chocolate and coffee flavors, wrapped up in malty delciousness. And just when I think it’s mainly cocoa, the coffee tips in for a bit. Like a two-step, these flavors jump in and out, showing themselves in succession.
Rich and luxuriant, this Wake and Bake (Oddly, these words are missing from the label...wonder why?). I like it. Very tasty, and a dream to drink.
Yum, yum...way to go, Terrapin, you kooky turtles!
Suttree (5844) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, no head. Whiff of coffee, whisky, and raisins. Definate coffee flavor, on a very syrupy palate. Notes of chocolate and prunes augment the coffee flavors nicely. Maybe a bit of chalkyness in the end. Good stuff. Thanks to Springslicker for this one!
gferd (99) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great stout. Thick, dark, rich. Not overly bitter. Full aroma of roasted barley, coffee, and chocolate.