mjg74 (3077) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 11, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Ughsmash. Pours almost pitch black in color. Just the slightest hint of a ruby outline. Very malty aroma with a bit of hoppiness. Some alcohol. Some dark fruit as well. Very smooth considering all of the things going on in this beer. Huge roasted malt/coffee flavors with just the right hoppiness to really balance everything out. Very well hidden alcohol.
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Lubiere (grand merci!!) served in a goblet, cold. AP06/07
App.: Very deep brown-black, a few large flecks/chunks of off-white yeast, small mocha head.
Aroma: HUGE, thick molasses, licorice, raisins, figs, tangy dried fruits, chocolate, vanilla, sweet treacle and caramel; some wood, a touch of brine and canned meat and soybean grassiness. HUGE.
Palate: Thick and syrupy, quite powdery, low carbonation. A mouthful, to say the least.
Flav.: Plenty of smokey chocolate, molasses, treacle, burnt sugar, cacao, dried fruits; a little wood; stays with you a loooong time, hops lingers, fair bitterness and hardly a hint of alcohol.
Good lord. Itís like thereís an Expedition in my mouth and everyoneís invited.
Burrobuns (83) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
WIthout a doubt the best stout I have tried. Taste is amazing coffee and chocolate flavors, but also a bit sweeter and more of alcohol bite than a lot of stouts. Flavor is so intense that it is almost overpowering (a good thing). Dark color with no head. Everyone should try this.
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2007
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
pours a thin creamy brown head and black color. Aroma is dark fruit, dark malt-chocolate, wood. Taste is sweet dark malt-licorice/chocolate, acidic bite, dark fruit, wood. Thick mouth feel, coffee aftertaste. Not my taste.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - APR 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma of roasted coffee and chocolate, and a little alcohol. Flavor is mostly of roasted coffee/chocolate malt, and some bittering hop aftertaste. Extremely strong flavor. Smooth and slightly creamy mouthfeel.
Duster72 (117) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep black with a hint of a copper brown head which settles into a small ring around the glass. Aroma is roasty malts with hints of coffee and chocolate. Taste is roast chocolates and slightly burnt malts with some carmel sweetness. Very creamy mouthfeel with a slight alcohol burn. Taste lingers several minutes. Nice stout.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Pours like black and thick with a big tan head that stays atop through the duration of this long slow sipping session. Aroma is vinous with alchol notes remincent of wiskey, but also chocolate and coffee. Flavor was great, fills the mouth with espresso, chocolate, slight bit of vanilla. Its dry yet matly. nice think palate that is not as think as stone impy, but definitely a delight.
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2008 Bottled. A gift from stegosaurus. This is what itís all about. Beautiful black thick pour. Coffee /roasted/ nutty aroma. Taste is the same with a nice crisp dry hioppy finish. Massive taste A+ Work
Rerated 9\08\07 Had it on draft at capones it was even better.
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This thing was as thick as a milkshake and as dark as night. Aroma has a strong smell of alcohol muddled with roast. The taste was full-bodied and balanced. However, there isnít a lot of flavor to the brew. In fact, it seems like the beer is just trying to mask the heavy alcohol content, but it does a nice job and taste is initially smooth. However, the masking causes this beer to loose any sweetness that might be apparent otherwise. Finally, the aftertaste is a bit too dry and roasty. Iím glad I had this and its a decent brew, but its not a 100, & I think folks should be careful of rating beers high simply because they are imperial stouts or have high alcohol content.
drpimento (3444) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2007
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
whoa, speakin a big beer, sweet chay sus. World rocker. Huge thick foamy textured creamy head wit lots o head. dang me. Got that fruity bittersweet thing going on a bit. Body from heaven. Really an intensely lovely beer, complex as hell. Very dark - opaque? The alcohol is a force to be reckoned with.