grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 22oz bottle. I thought this beer was pretty good but I feel it is little heavy in the alcohol flavor and bitter in the end. A good brew but I like the Black & Tan better.
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 22 oz bottle : Pours a crazy dark brown/black, with a dark brown small head. Pours very thick as well. Aroma is rich, big roasted malts, coffee. Very thick bodied, but silky on the palate and goes down pretty smooth, with a little bitter bite at the end. Taste dark roasted chocolate and coffee notes. A slight alcohol burn on the way down, but not very intense. Quite good.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a trace of rusty tan around the edges. A vigorous pour leaves a creamy dollop. Rich aroma of tarry licorice, dark fruits and coffee. Wow, this stuff comes on like a ton of bricks. Thick and silky but sinister, like an evil potion. A touch of carb bites at the tongue. Mocha and dark chocolate develop an intense bitterness like chewing espresso beans and doing a shot of vodka. Dry finish with oats. Over the top but i like it.
JPDIPSO (6093) - Wauwatosa, USA - DEC 12, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Near black color with a thin diminished lid of dark brown tiny bubbles. Top has a real oily look to it. Dark chocolate and roasted malt overpower the aromas. Only a few hints of caramel and light pine sap. Roasted malts with a light fruitiness underneath. Thick, chewy and lightly oily in feel. This is my kind of imperial stout, rich and malty. Hints of mint, grapefruit zest and other herbal hops qualities bounce about. Light port in the finish. Long finish and linger with a return of malt and mild coffee like acidity. A very pleasurable brew.
Beerman6686 (6587) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with a dark tan head. Aroma of mainly alcohol and some coffee. Mainly taste of coffe and chocolate, alcohol flavor very well hidden.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of alcohol, chocolate, and roasted malts. Poured black in color with a small, dark brown head that diminished quickly. No lacing. Opaque. Lightly sweet flavor. Tasted of alcohol, oats, dark malts, roasting, and chocolate. Medium body. Thin, dry texture. Average carbonation. Oat finish.
anders37 (25572) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanks to bu11zeye for this one. Pours a black color with a tan head. Roasted malty oatmeal aroma with hints of chocolate and coffee. Dry roasted bitter chocolate and coffee flavor. Roasted warming malty finish.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It is what it is, an imperial oatmeal stout. quite sweet with some leather and anise notes, roasty and robust. nice looking with a chocolate head and body. Quite good.
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big thanks to Miketd for the bottle!
Pours a solid dark black with a nice sized creamy but somewhat short lived tan head into a snifter. Smell was big and of oatmeal sweetness, dark roasted malt and I got a big fire roasted marshmallow gooeyness out of it as well. Taste was also fantastic, very nice roasty character with oatmeal creaminess and chewiness making an obvious presence. Very full mouthfeel, and on the sweeter side of an imperial stout, which I tend to like. I got a big marshmallow like character in the taste as well and overall this was an amazing beer. The hint of alcohol that shows as it warms was pretty mild and unobtrusive.
zethca (62) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured like used motor oil, extremely thick and syrupy. Small off-white head. Sweet flavor, roasted malts, some hop bitterness. Vanilla. The finish (especially when warm) is very bitter and chocolatey.