missing (72) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Great imperial stout. One of the most balanced and enjoyable I have tried. Strong malty nose balanced with a crisp bitterness that leaves your palate wanting more. FROTHINGSLOSH (8142) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2017 Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this marvelous beer poured thick, black and oily with the darkest brown head I have ever seen. The aroma is a wonderful mix of roasty malts, sweet chocolate and light floral hops. The mouthfeel is thick and smooth. The flavor is moderate floral hops, sweet chocolate and roasty malts. The finish is long with bitter malts and sweet chocolate. Overall a classic of the style and significantly better than the barrel aged version. muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Free pour from bottle at Knoxville Brewer’s Jam ’06. Pours dark black, even against the bright sunlight, with a dark tan head. Aroma was strong on the chocolate, with notes of coffee, lots of molasses, and even some hop qualities shining though. Flavor was very rich chocolate and coffee, with a very nice roasty finish. Unfortunately, I somehow inhaled some of this into my lungs, and had trouble talking for an hour or so. sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Bottle: Black pour with a dark tan head. Very nice lacing. Aroma, chocolate, coffee, a bit of vanilla. Flavor, chocolate, roasty bitterness, some hints of coffee. Mouthfeel is really nice, medium to full bodied with a nice smooth creamy texture. I really like this. thomat (4144) - Gï¿½teborg, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2006
Black with a thick brown head. Notes of milkchocolate and coffee. Full bodied witha long lasting bittersweet aftertaste.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 8, 2006
A great dark black color with a light brown head. A nice roasted smell with some hops. A big malty, roasty taste with a nice hop bitter finish. Can taste some chocolate with slight coffee. Great! hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2006
22 oz split with Dan. Completely black with a light brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate with heavy roast up front giving way to sweet dark and caramel malts. Roasty and hoppy bitter finish throughout, with a very full body and light alcohol. punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Black pour with a dense tan head that lasts and lasts. Rich coffee, chocolate, and molasses aroma with a pronounced citrus hop note. Big roasted malts up front, strong flavor of brown sugar and a pronounced roasted hop finish. Thick full creamy mouthfeel. This just might be one of my new favorites. Good stuff! kyzr (1596) - Montana, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Motor oil dark with a brownish big head. Roasted coffee nose with hints of fruit. Flavor much the same, with more raisin, espresso and chocolate. Alcohol sneeks up on you. Nice toasty finish. sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 1, 2006
22oz bottle. Black opaque body with a deep tan, tight head. Strong vinuous coffee nose. Spicy and earthy aromas. Full and smooth. Creamy body. Cola, burnt coffee and vanilla. Bitter chocolate. Rich and sweet with a nice alcohol burn. Rather lively. Great finish with a nice burn.