MeadMe (1602) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ratebeer Winter Gathering.
A: Pours a nice deep black with a nice darker shade of brown head. Lite retention with some spots of lace.
S: Aromas of deep roasted coffee, bitter chocolate, toasted malt, and earth.
T: Very roasted borderline bitter. Lots of bitter coffee and dark chocolate. Earthy but not smokey.
M: Medium in body, a bit thin for the style. Good carbonation.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy SoLan. Sampled from growler. Black pour, thin, short-lived tan head. Little roast, chocolate, licorice, molasses. Roasty and alcoholic taste is the feature here. No significant licorice in the taste. Not complex, but pretty damn tasty anyways.
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler courtesy of kmweaver. Dark brown, almost black with a beige head. Pleasant chocolate roastiness with a hint of cereal in the nose. Flavor is very roasty/chocolatey with caramel, cherries, plum/raisin and a level of soil/earthiness. Pretty sweet. Full, round and creamy with moderate carbonation. Good stuff overall.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler courtesy of hellbilly at Bockys pad.
Pours a nice dark brownish black with a decent sized brown head. Aroma is malt, hops, barley, molasses. Flavor is hops, barley, coffee, chocolate malt. Alcohol is well hidden and beer has a nice creamy mouthfeel. Great stout, thanks Josh!
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Pours nearly black as night with a very firm dark khaki head. Nice. Aroma or roasted chocolate malt, a touch of espresso, bittersweet chocolate. Some leather and earthy hops. Light notes of anise and charred wood as well. Flavor is quite nice. Well roasted malt, chocolate, char. Slightly bitter hops. i like this one because the malt is perfectly roasted... not bringing out the astringent and bitter overly roasted malt. Medium to full bodied with a slightly bitter malt finish. A very well done Imperial. Thanks Craig!
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Handbottle from cbkschubert. Poured a nice black color with a small almost virtually not there head.Poured kind of thin but the carbonation held up.A nice chocolate and roasted nose.A smooth texture, almost creamy going down.Flavor is roasty, chocolate and some caramel. The finish was warming and slightly bitter.Thanx Craig.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hand bottled from cbkshubert. BIG THANKYOU!This poured big black body, tight tan head,. lots of chocolate and coffee in the nose. Taste was full body, coffee, and loads of chocolate. Vanilla lingers after the swallow. Loved this. Can only imagine how great this is fresh. A new major fav.
juiceisloose (1318) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy Dragonsout. This one was handbottled and poured a nice black color with a thin tan head that disappeared quickly. The aroma was really nice of dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, and some caramel. The flavor folwed suit with the dark chocolate and coffee bitterness up front with the roasted malts and caramel flavors coming in next. The flavor on this one is really good. The roastiness, chocolate, and coffee blend together just right. This was medium to full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel that was very smooth going down with a nice warming feeling and bitter finish. This was really easy to drink as it had the right amount of roastiness mixed in with the chocolate and coffee. I’m glad I got to try this treat. Thanks again Brian.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick, rich, strong imperial stout. Jet black, with a tan head. Taste of coffee, bitter bitter coffee. Warms and reveals more chocolatey tones. Very good.
sthlm (1280) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Growler, big thanks go to Skyview for sharing] Pours dark with a nice tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, and maybe molasses? Taste is mainly roasted malt and some chocolate, but also has some unusual almost peppery notes in it too. Medium-thin mouthfeel. Good long finish of coffee and something else that I can’t quite make out. An unusual imperial, pretty good beer though.