Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Bomber shared with Juart. Has a thick foamy milk chocolate-colored head. Once it disappears, it leaves a sludgy ring around the glass. Coffee, dark chocolate, and a little fruit, possibly some figs in the nose. A lot of roasted goodness. And the taste? Holy Roasted Barley, Batman. This is like logs after a campfire has been extinguished. Sweet burnt caramel and molasses. Coffee and some apples somewhere on the tongue. A LOT of bitterness that is left in the finish. The body is like used motor oil. Thick and delicious. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2008
22 oz bottle from Tertons. Opaque black in color, a thick, viscous pour with a medium sized brown head. Awesome appearance. Aroma: alot of chocolate, some vanilla, coffee, black licorice, and some banana esters which is definitely out of place. Taste is alot of chocolate, moderate roast, a good amount of caramel/molasses sweetness-touches of fruity esters, smoke, and licorice. Huge, full body- oily texture. Finishes with a big hop bitterness, as well as roast, dry chocolate, and a nice alcohol warm....Thanks Nelson. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2008
22oz Bomber - Trade - bullet2urbrain BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Aroma – Huge Stout aroma, coffee, oats and lots of chocolate in the nose.
Appearance – Dark black color, with a thin brown head.
Flavor – Great tasting beer with huge stout flavors. The dark malts and the oats added made this beer huge. The IMPY hops where subtle but this beer was like they said a Crusher. .
Palate – Great Mouthfeel, dry and a fantastic finish.
Overall – This beer rocked one of the best IMPY stout s I have ever had . Kicked some others off the map. Great flavors this was a truly AWESOME beer.
Bottle: Black, nice tan head and nice lacing. Nose of bright alcohol, grapes, fig. The roast is hidden well, raw pancake dough and blueberry/banana. The flavor is similar with a salty banana and roast note. Some bitterness in the tail. Excellent Imperial, I’m sorry I don’t have more to say about this one. Thanks to BuckeyeBoy for letting me try this one. RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 7, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2008 Pours dark brown with a small thick hear. Aroma of chocolate, oats and hops. Taste is similar, with additional notes if licorice and molasses. Very thich, oily mouthfeel. Tastes like a meal. Reletively low carbonation. Strong bitter ending. Really nice beer.
jake65 (3626) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - FEB 6, 2008
Bottle: Pours a rich, dark brown with a thick brown head. Aroma is chocolatey and roasted malts, just a hint of the oats. Thick and creamy texture just soothes your soul as it coats your tongue. Flavor abounds with chocolate, roastiness, oat, and light bitters. This is huge in flavor and reeks of pure deliciousness. Thanks BuckeyeBoy! dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2008 22 oz. bomber split with Naka. Pours black, thick and viscous with very dark chocolate head. Nose is roasty, chocolatey with a small, subtle fruit, fig, plum, cherry and raisin. Taste is roasty with a touch of lactose and fruit, raisin and plum, with some sweet caramel and toffee. There is a very well hopped finish. After is dry and bitter.
2/7/08 - Upon further review of my notes, had to make some changes. Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2008
Thanks a LOT for this gem, Daniel/TheCheeseMan, it’s incredibly nice! It’s black as the night and the head is dark brown, huge and creamy. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and oats. The flavour provokes outburst of pleasure and yumminess!! (I know there isn’t such a word, but now there is :)) The body is smooth, slightly sweet with an elegant bitterness, that becomes a bit grapefruit-like in the finish and the mouthfeel is oily. It has notes of roasted malt, lots of chocolate, coffee and oats. It’s a stout just I like them, and I would like to drink it side by side with my beloved Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast some day, they are very like IMO. illidurit (2327) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Poured into my trusty snifter. Jet black body with a very dark 1 finger head The suds is composed of relatively large bubbles, which isn’t really conducive to retention or lacing. Not a problem for a stout.
The aroma here is strikingly potent. Rich, sweet chocolate and a soft, fruity alcohol note combine to become extremely appetizing. I may be crazy but the harder I inhale, the more the fruitiness attenuates to a honeydew note.
The flavor is intensely chocolatey, with an impeccable roasty coffee/oat bitterness in the finish. The balance is sublime. The alcohol is almost entirely unapparent but I can detect it’s subtle sharpness under the chocolate.
This beer is incredibly smooth. The body is luxuriously full, with just the right amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is amazingly clean relative to the body, and the bitterness creates a wonderfully dry finish.
Spectacular beer. One of those ones that you would kill to have available locally. golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Draft at Hop Devil Grill. Black pour with a small brown head. Aroma is like an ordinary porter; a little lactic with light roasted malt. Flavor is somewhat better; roasted chocolate malt, semi-sweet, but sort of high carbonation. Coffee / roasted finish.