DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2007
500ml bottle batch #73 brewed april 07. Pours dark brown/black with a
huge foamy light brown head. Aroma is dark fruits, citrus, tingly, banana
some subtle dark malts underneath. A hint of chocolate. The fruity
aspect really dominates the aroma. Nice dark chocolate taste. Bitter.
Not nearly as fruity or citrusy in the taste as it is in the smell. Medium bodied.
Strong. Noticeable hops. Very bitter. Long finish. Nice. yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Dark in color with a small head. Aroma very mild or lacking. Soft chocolate and bitterness. Taste hoppy and bit foody. Rich body but not too heavy. Thought I would have more to say abou this oddball but it was not all that complex. pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Dark dark dark brown black with a dense light brown head. Roast coffee. Barely a sign of esters. A bit sweet. Some smal dark fruit. Soft carbonation. Decent body. Low carbonation, a bit viscous. Dark coffee roast. Charcoal. A bit of alcohol over some esters. Some prunes. A dry boozy finish. skortila (5905) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2007
Bottled. Aroma has coffee, some dark fruits and coffee. Black coloured with a medium brown head. Taste is sweet, chocolate bitter, some dark fruits, some roast, some vanilla. Creamy texture. Nice balance. Decent imperial stout. Pailhead (6541) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Bottle: The aroma consists of dusty fruit with some faint chocolate, alcohol, and faint roasted malt. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a moderate brown head with decent retention. The flavor starts with lots of chocolate and roasted malt. The finish has sort of a brunt grain flavor with some light piney bitterness.
shadey (2140) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2007
Bottle. Matte black pour with a thick almost lumpy dark tan cream head. The aroma is a little to alcoholic but I can also smell some chocolate and even detect the harshness of the wheat character. The flavor is actually kinda nice - the wheat character blends with the chocolate well. The body has a bit of harshness but not overwhelming. Very interesting concept. jake65 (3948) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - OCT 10, 2007
Bottle: Pours a dark brown with a modest, creamy tan head. Light lacing. Nose is mild with roasty malt and coffee. Tastes roasty with coffee, just like the aroma. No real sweetness here, but the wheat mellows it out a bit. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Bottle: Dark black color, light tan head and a touch of lacing. The nose is astringent with some licorice, sharp coffee grounds and some strong alcohol. Earthy strong roast and alcohol, extreme! The flavor is sharp and bitter, decent body though. I like the sharpness and finish. Extreme! Thanks Jake! IndianaRed (4790) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Bottle pours a black with huge dark tan head. Dark roasted chared smokey aroma. Dark roasted flavor with some molassas. Not much residual sweetness. Slightly thin but soft smooth feel. Soft carbonation after most of it came out in a gentle pour. Gachupines (1252) - USA - OCT 9, 2007
Black color with a dark tan head. Slight roasted aroma. Flavor is roasted with a hop backbone. The wheat isn’t too apparent within the strong imperial stout flavors. Alcohol is detectable but not overpowering. Overall, a strong imperial stout, but not one of the best and not as unique as the description would lead one to believe.