DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2006
Clear dark brown body, thin tan head. Woody brown malt and chocolately flavor. Sweet chocolate exract flavor with light leafy hops. OK stuff. Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 31, 2006
Carmel-tinged black pour with a small cap of tan head that settles into a fine skim. Rum and coffee aromas, brown sugar, just a touch of smoke. Warming, clean rum flavor and a little coffee. Soft full palate. A perfect full-flavored but unfussy imperial stout. Thanks for the bottle Hezron! If this was available in my area I could easily be a regular winter buy. OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2006
12oz bottle via trade with Duane! - Thanks Duane! - Pours dark brown with a short offwhite head that didn’t stay very long. Aroma of rich milk chocolate, a touch of coffee and some raisin. Flavor is milk chocolate, coffee, some fudge notes, and some raisin. Finishes with notable hops for an imperial stout. Palate is medium bodied and somewhat dry on the finish. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Thanks to hezron for bringing these! Poured a very deep brown with a short cap of toffee head. Rich, roasted chocolate, day-old coffee grind, and light grain graced the nose. Flavors mocked the aroma well, adding some coffee and floral bitterness around the edges. Medium-bodied. Chocolate was dry on the palate. Carbonation was a tad low for my liking and this was somewhat grainy.. but very good overall. Mild chocolate and coffee on the finish. StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Thinly pour yet mostly opaque with golden amber hues on the outskirts when put to light. Roasty aroma pulls at lactic dark chocolate, along with some black patent, sour milk splattered on fudge brownies and peppery milky sludge residing at the bottom of a 2nd grader’s glass of whole milk. Medium-bodied farce hits the palate and bitterness registers first. Carbonation’s adequate while semi-sweet Tollhouse baking chocolate fills in some holes. Hershey’s drizzles in and cocoa-crispies fill an aerated gap. A desert drink, no doubt. A stout, indeed. An imperial? Cite your sources. Nevertheless, pas mal. Thanks to hezron for sharing!
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Pours to a very dark brown bodt with a thin light tan head. The aroma is sweet milk chocolate, blondies, vanilla. The flavor is sweet milk chocolate, blondies, vanilla. Quite good. The palate is creamy, medium bodied, nice texture. MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2006
dark pour hints of red tan head w/ decent lacing. aroma is cofee chocolates some light nuts and grains. Palate is highly carbonated coats well. Flavor has hints of bourbon chocolates a heavily roasted malt and a dry lightly bitter finish. Great flavor. barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2006
12 oz. bottle picked up in Madison. nose of dark chocolate and coffee. color is a deep, darl brown with some ruby highlights, a frothy tan head which settles to just a bit of lace. flavor is of more dark chocolate, coffeeand hops, but seems kind of grainy. still I enjoyed this one and the alcohol seemed to be less than the 12% listed. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Bottle: Black, moderate foamy light brown head, fairly nice lacing. Nose is of kilned grains, slight milk sugar, and a touch of coffee grounds. Apple skin, oats/grains, and milk sugar on the tongue. Not as heavy as I would have thought for an Imperial Stout, nor as hot or in depth for a 12% example. Moderate to full bodied, but mouthfeel is thin to moderate. Odd grainy/earthy burnt malt finish, semi-sweet. Hmmm... not bad, but certainly not as big as I would have thought, and certainly doesn’t seem like 12%. Its more like a heavy Milk Stout. Thanks Jeff for the bottle! malachi (62) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2006
Dark/black, brown pour. Grape, vanilla aroma with an understated malt flavor that doesn’t really grow into anything interesting. Up front it tastes like a dry wine, but then the slight bitterness takes over for a bit and dies out quickly. There’s a lot more hop character in the aroma than in the finish, which makes this less desirable. Not the greatest Imperial Stout.