SphinxTX (2878) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Bottle thanks to Mar. Pours black with a chocolate head. Aroma is hoppy with rich dark roast and chocolate. Flavor is very much the same. Mouth feel is very heavy, almost chewy, extremely creamy. Overall, this was a damned fine Impy Stout! mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Bomber. Pours pitch black, and has an aroma full of hops and alcohol. Tastes of chocolate and hops, with a slightly boozy finish. This beer really sticks to the tongue. Overall this is a very solid beer that i enjoyed drinking while watching The Outer Limits. mreusch (858) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAR 21, 2010
22oz. bomber, bottled 02/19/10, with thanks to FlssmrBrewAlum! Pours dark brown/black with a moderate tan head. Aroma starts with the hops, with citrus and pine notes, followed by bittersweet chocolate, espresso, roasted malts, and molasses. Flavor is nicely hopped, with more pine, amongst chocolate, espresso, molasses and caramel. The hops definitely crank this up a notch, with all the solid imperial stout action complimenting nicely. Thanks Adam! arminjewell (9725) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Pours deep black with tan head, aroma is full of hops, roasted malt, and coffee notes. Taste up front is big big hops from the dry hopping including pine notes, leading into a sweet toffee and caramel middle finishing sweet and roasty with some chocolate. Excellent stout! BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2010 22oz bomber thanks to mar (another GREAT one provided by this exceptional RB’er). Pours a black body that passes no light. Tan ring for a head that is sticky and leaves great legs on the glass. Aroma is citrusy hops, alcohol, roasty and fresh coffee. Flavors of chocolate, piney hops, medium sweetness, roasty and alcohol. Medium to full mouthfeel with fine carbonation. Medium bitter chocolate and pine finish. Oily, coating on the palate. Notes say "Good-ass shit".
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NachlamSie (3597) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Bomber from Marion Street Cheese Market. I was hoping this would be in the same vein as Sweetwater Happy Ending: a massively hopped imperial stout. The aroma gets my hopes up. Plenty of pine and citrus are noted, but not as massively as Sweetwater’s impy, though I’d say Night Stalker is hoppier than even Yeti. Soy sauce, mocha, molasses and earth mingle with the bitter hop nose. The palate is fairly thick, appropriate for the style. Less hops are noted in the flavor, perhaps due to the sticky and heavy malty body. Loads of molasses and soy sauce coat my palate, though this still maintains a good balance of bitter chocolate, coffee and piney notes. mar (5456) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2010
bottle thanks to decoman. pitch black with a thick espresso head. big citrus hops, alcohol and light roastiness. great thickness, roasted malts, chocolate, and a big citrusy hop finish. wow. bvc (1244) - Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2010
22oz bottle dated 2/19/10, thanks Tom. Deep dark black with small rich tan head. Light roasty coffee, patent malt, touch of vanilla, but mostly tons of danky hop. Viscous body with proper carbonation. Toasted chocolate malt, vanilla, bourbon and nice sweet Simcoe hops. Really dig this. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2010
22. thanks kan! pours jet black with a little loose dark tan head. big tingly grapefruit nose, crazy hop presence on top of coffee. a little bit of alcoholic sting on the nose. some bourbon, vanilla, and oak fight through underneath that. creamy, somewhat sticky thick body. chocolate, grapefruit, coffee, bourbon, oak, and vanilla on the mid palate. long chocolate and grapefruit finish. tastes way, way better than it sounds on paper. yum. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Thanks to mar for sharing this bottle. I have been looking forward to it.
The beer pours dark brown to black with a brown head. The aroma is coffee and roasted malts with some piney hops. The flavor is more of the same with the coffee and malts being overshadowed by the strong hopping. Medium, very creamy mouthfeel and low carbonation.