Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber cellared 2+ years. very smooth and velvety on the palate. nose of cocoa and dried dark fruits and apricot. strong but very smooth, having a bit of trouble typing on my phone after drinking this!
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz, stored properly for the past 2 plus years. Black as night pour with darker coffee head. Malty, chocolate aromas actually pretty sweet, no signs of oxidation. Super smooth on the palate, huge chocolate and roasted malts. Very balanced and age has done so well with this one. I would say another year or so before degredation.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JUL 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from New Beer Distributors, NYC, vintage 2008, 2½ years old
The color is pitch black; the head is medium sized, beige, but not persistent. Very strong aroma of tar, roasted malts, liquorice, coffee, phenols. Strong body, but also strong alcohol upfront; the first flavor to pick are liquorice and tar, followed by roasted nuts and light biscuits; there is a touch of vanilla; luckily the sweetness, moderate, wins over the black malts; the final is very warming. Very good, mature.
italianjohn (2145) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour tan thin head .... aroma is chocolatey and roasted with some dark fruity belgian aspects .... taste is bitter dark chocolate and smooth, chocolatey and roasted with a dark fruit to it giving it a slightly sweet and sour taste .... roasted dark fruity finish ... little vinous qualities in this one abv was hidden well a nice treat aged well
pete4999 (923) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Never had it fresh, so I have no idea how it’s aged. Pretty sweet, lots of chocolate in it. Pretty standard big stout.
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle- Opaque black color, aroma is sweet and floral with a barrage of spices more common of a lighter beer. High alcohol noticeable but well masked. Taste starts out as chocolatey and roasty but then the spicyness really kicks in toward the end with a bitter aftertaste. Very active and dynamic on the palate. About what I expected from a quality Imperial Stout. Good option, glad I had this one.
bp (757) - Queens, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: been holding on to this one for a while, pours dark back with a thin tan head, has that sweet belgian aroma you get from most dubbels, taste is sweet, chocolaty, some coffee, roasted malts, full bodied.
mcberko (4805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany), pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of oatmeal, roasted notes and light chocolate. Flavour reveals intense roasted characteristics, with a little oat and chocolate, followed by a yeasty finish. Full-bodied and a robust palate. Extremely well done.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enormous, insanely large stout from the happy Pennsylvanians at Weyerbacher. The years have been kind to this beer, tempering that wicked near-14% ABV just enough to make this brew decadently sippable. There’s enough heat to remind you this brute is no meager Imperial Stout, but the complexity of flavor easily makes any liquor burn bearable. The flavor is mocha and chocolate and yeasty, peppery Belgian spiciness, with a mild undertone of barbecue sauce and tobacco. The finish tingles like a beer of this size should, and the lingering aftertaste is neither overly sweet or bitter. Excellent anniversary creation.
drowland (5686) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4/9/11. 750mL shared at Coleman’s StoutFest thanks to colemanzuber! Opaque black pour with a ring of brown head. Sour licorice aroma with ash and figs. Sweet flavor of dark fruits and licorice with a lingering sour hint and ashy aftertaste. Not bad!