IrishBoy (4233) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 29, 2009
Bomber shared by Enniskillen. Nose of chocolate, light hops, and caramel. Black with a medium cinnamon glass lacing head. Flavor is Light pepperiness, Chocolate, caramel, coffee, and light bitterness as a finish. presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2009
Big bottle. Lasting brown head on black. Smokey chocolate aroma. Flavours are all there but don’t seem to meld. Bitterness, chocolate, light charcoal and light molasses. Big on bitterness with a sour touch. raphael (1291) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2009
On tap at Victory. Knock out aroma--roasted malt, chocolate, cigar. opaque and headless. moves well on the tongue. flavor is milder, with roast, alcohol, oak, licorice. douglas88 (9629) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2009
22oz bottle bought in the Boise co-op and brought back thanks to Eric. Pours a very dark color with a nice huge brown creamy head. A big old pour of 50% head. The aroma is nice; roasted malts, burnt chocolate, coffee, light dark fruits. The flavor is also nice; lots of espresso, roasted malts, dark fruit, light woody/ashy flavors. The hops are also noticeable but hard to pin down. Nice. The alcohol is noticeable but not prohibitive. kiefdog (1827) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Pours a murky dark brown to black color with a tannish head. Aroma is rich and malty with notes of chocolate, ripe dark fruit, brown sugar, some hints of booze and brandy. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, brown sugar, molasses, hints of floral hops in the background. Generally medium to full body with a pleasing rich, malty finish.
drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2009
22oz bottle. thanks to kan. pours black creamy tan head. nose is sweet chocolate, sour berry. flavors of sweet chocolate, sour berry, ashy, espresso. sweet beer with an odd berry fruity quality. ChainGangGuy (4930) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2009
Appearance: Pours a thick, black body with a brief, tan-hued head.
Smell: Roasty, earthy aroma deliver cutting notes of bitter chocolate, dark fruits, black licorice, dried herbs, and even some alcohol.
Taste: Initial roastiness that’s fairly sharp soothed with a taste of dark chocolate ice cream topping. Slight prune fruitiness. Minor puff of smoke. Herbaceous, earthy hops with a medium-plus bitterness. Hint of licorice. A slight astringency creeps in, along with some boozy qualities. Finishes roasty with a fair amount of alcohol warmth.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Smooth, velvety mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Woof! Worth a try. While it’s not the most genuinely satisfying Imperial Stout to cross my glass, it’s still fairly decent. pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2009
22oz bottle from a recent trade....pours pretty close to black with a huge fluffy light brown head....flavors of yeast and chocolate with hints of sour apple fruit that doesn’t completely mesh well....lots of roasty malt and chocolate notes and very light on the palatte. roasty bitterness in the finish and pretty dry. Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 5, 2009
Courtesy of After4ever, thanks Tom. It is pitch black with a dark brow, huge, creamy and lasting head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, light ashes, wood and citrus. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of roasted malt, chocolate, light licorice, dark fruit, light soy sauce/salt, wood, citrus and the finish has a dry, roasted bitterness. It is very nice indeed. BeerBunker (966) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma is of dark fruit, roasted malt, chocolate, spice, and grain. Taste is of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, dark fruit, and alcohol. There is a slight, but nice hop presence underneath all the roasted malt and chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick, but also very buttery and smooth. Alcohol burn is very harsh after each sip. Body is medium and very carbonated. This one came off more like a foreign stout than an imperial stout to me. Not very drinkable, but still a very tasty beer.