Sammy (13265) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Crushinat0r, found at Julio’s. Aroma of roast primarily, and malt. Black with big bubbly white head. Significant lace. A good above-average mouthfeel. Nice drinkability. This beer is a good product for the style, but it does have lots of competition these days Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Bottle: The aroma is very fruity with cherry and plum. The aroma also has some notes of chocolate and faint roast. Pours a "dark" brown with some orange highlights, lots of sediment, and a large soapy beige head that leaves behind some clumpy lacing. It’s a nice looking beer, but the one category I do rate for style is appearance, and this does not look like an Imperial Stout. The flavor is very fruity with plum and cherry. Moderate chocolate in the middle. There is some light-moderate roastiness along with some light citrus hoppiness. Absolutely no sign of 10.7% alcohol. Seems more like a Baltic Porter than Imperial Stout. Medium bodied with a soft creamy mouthfeel. theisti (4273) - Kansas, USA - AUG 25, 2008
750 bottle that after4ever bought for us to share at the Uber Tavern in Seattle, Washington. Bottle #403. Pour is black with ruby highlights with no head to speak of. Aroma of sweet prunes, raisins and roasted coffee. Some grassy tobacco in there as well. Taste is the fruit sweetness and acidic tartness of the raisins. On top of those flavors is a sharp milk sour taste. The roasted coffee flavor exists throughout and is nicely balanced with the other flavors. Only minor present alcohol. Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2008
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Black - light brown head. Coffee, dryness, lactose, tobacco, plastic, yeasty, vegetables, berries, licorice, dark bread. I gets better 30 minutes after pouring..... but it still have this strange plastic and yeast taste. goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2008
RBSG ’08: Poured a light amber color with a beige head. The aroma and flavor were kind of dull to me with the biggest thing to stand out just being a mild roast.
omhper (26221) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2008
Bottled at Ølbaren, Copenhagen Transparently black, brief head. Unusual aroma of dusty strawberries and tobacco. There’s sweet malt and somelight coffee. Surprisningly slim with lots of ester. Gets more comlicated as it goes: salty chocolate with candied strawberry and bubblegum. Finishes with salty licorice. Interesting, but complicated. Bov (13624) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 14, 2008
from crackedkettle.com - dark black colour with a poor head retention; perfumy nose, malt and yeast with chocolate in the background; oily and sticky, verybitter, some astringence; very long chocolatey and bitter finish - powerful but lacking a bit of balance MIBRomeo (2579) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2008
brewed 12-14-07; bottled 2-4-08 batch 524.
dark mahogany nearly opaque pour w/ a thick tan well laced head. Very hoppy aroma definite saz. Some light almost black liquorice notes coming through and light chocolates, pretty mellow. Good fluffy full pal, well coated and lightly creamy. Flavor is nice.. mostly saaz hops over a light chocolate and a bit of a burnt coffee taste quite roasty, doesn’t seem that big.. has a warm swallow. Pretty good stuff. JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Courtesy someone at tasting @ Gumby’s house. Odd herbal aroma, light roast, an odd chocolate-like note in the background. Sweet taste, but again a sort of odd charcoal-like character comes through. Maybe some anise notes also. Kinda weird, and not entirely my thing. Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Bottle sampled at RBSG ’08. Pours with a reddish-brown body topped by a thick, off-white head with a good amount of lacing. It’s slightly sweet and malty with very slight roasty notes and a little chocolate. Not really an imperial stout in my opinion. Medium, smooth, and slightly dry.