JPDIPSO (6286) - Wauwatosa, USA - DEC 12, 2007
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 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2007
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
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 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2007
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 (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2007
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 (2632) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2007
Big thanks to Miketd for the bottle!zethca (62) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2007
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.
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. drseamus (103) - Troy, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2007
A: Like used motor oil, but with less lubricating properties. There was a small milk chocolate colored head right after the pour, but it went away pretty quickly.
S: Dark roasty coffee and chocolate dominates in this aroma.
T: Wow. This is good. The coffee and chocolate flavors are more subdued in the flavor than they were in the aroma for sure, but it’s still damn tasty. The creaminess from the oatmeal is there as well and there is some vanilla in the background. There is a bunch of residual sweetness.
M: It actually is a bit thin for the style, but still decently heavy. It actually gets a big heavier towards the back of the palate.
D: This is a good beer all around. I do question why they put strong beers in bigger bottles though. This is the equivalent of almost 4 regular beers worth of alcohol. kkearn (1221) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2007
22oz bottle. Pours pitch black, with a small brown head that disappears quickly. Sweet, roasted malt aroma, with bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, and oats. Chocolate malt flavor, with coffee, dried fruit, and liquorice up front, and grapefruity hops coming in towards the finish. Long, bitter chocolate finish. Christian (13815) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2007
At thewolf. Thanks for sharing this gem!
Black with a lasting light brown head. Caramel, toffee, chocolate and coffee aromas - relaxed, but rich. The flavour has a good dose of both black malt and hop bitterness, hop flavour, some sweetness, and a hint of alcohol. All in all, a perfect balance of all the good things that can be in an imperial stout. Great big mouthfeel too.
A pleasant surprise from a brewery I had never heard of.