BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2010
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pitch black with faint brown head in a ring around the glass. Oxidation and soy on the aroma - and not int he good way that I enjoy in Meph and other aged stouts. Faint faint chocolate in the body but horrid soy and stale malts. Undrinkable. The only time I’ve asked to return a glass at Town Hall.
kbutler1 (1356) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Hopped in hoping to have another Coconut Jack Frost but they had run out that day. In its place thought was Russian Roulette! A RIS made with Belgian chocolate. Poured a pitch black color in a 10oz glass with a slight dark tan head. Aroma is of the chocolate first and foremost followed by the dark roasted malt aroma. The taste is dark, bittersweet chocolate that starts of sweet and transitions to a slightly bitter ending. Very smooth drinking. Medium to heavy mouthfeel.
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Dark black/brown pour, no carbonation and a rich (but not overly sweet) chocolate aroma. Flavor was also rich silky dark chocolate right off the bat, then plenty of roasted malts, peat and slightly dry on the aftertaste. Very good brew, make it a point to try this if you know it’s going to be on tap.
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
poured at winterfest 2010. dark black with nice brown head. mouthfeel is velvety smooth and fairly thick. nose is dark roast and fig, toffee and a bit of burnt wood. taste is warming and dark chocolate with fig and raisen. very similar to surly darkness, but less hoppy. an extremely good imperial stout.
arminjewell (6417) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours oily black with dark brown head, nose is explosive with chocolate and coffee with toffee notes. Taste is full of bitter chocolate and coffee and leads into a wonderful blend of dark fruit, and the palate is thick and creamy. Amazing imperial stout, how others should be!
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
GTMW. Very fine brew indeed. Full body with rich chocolate and sweet malt characters balanced with a nice roasty background. Very complex and nice.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled @ GTMW ’09 This is a VERY late and after the fact ratting, but I have to put this on the list. It was one of the tops of the day. Tast and aroma is everything I love in a good brew. Sweet chotolate, milk, vanilla, raisin and bourbon. Everything mixed well and every bit of it was fantastic. I only hope to get some more of this sometime sooner than later.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
at GTMW ’09. pours black with beige tan head. nose is super loaded with belgian chocolate wow! flavor again bam belgian chocolate everywhere, like belgian chocolate pudding. a rich and sweet chocolatey brew.
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at GTMW. Poured deep brown with a huge, well-retained cap of tan head. The aroma opened with bread and cereal-y notes that were promptly joined by Belgian chocolates.. smoky accents surrounded, and came across as if they smoked something that was sweet to begin with. The flavor had darker chocolates all over with a nice moderate roast to ‘em.. cereal and toasted bready malts helped support.. dry cedary smokage surrounded along with vanilla.. sweet and overall very chocolatey. Heavier-bodied with a thick feel on the palate.. the smoky accents complemented the sweetness very well. I dug this one.
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
GTMW 2009: Basically opaque with a creamy beige head and good lace. The aroma has notes of meaty smoke, milk chocolate, toasted and charred malts, and a hint of raisin and bourbon. The taste is sweet malts supported by twangy dark fruits, bitter black malt, coffee, liquorice and oak. The mouth feel is lush and creamy but is a tad ashy towards the finish. Overall it is quite yummy and honestly should be listed as an Imperial Stout aka "Imperialized or Double" Sweet Stout.