jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2011 Black mahogany with big, foamy, brown head / Winey nose of dark pit fruit, semisweet chocolate, roast barley, tobacco, grass, and oak / Full body, chewy and acidic, with great balance and dry, lightly bitter, finish / Flavors of molasses, cigar box, dark roast coffee, bittersweet chocolate, plums, vanilla, and oak / Superb, and better than 09 by my notes. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2009
750 ml bottle from Binny’s (Orland Park, IL) shared with some friends. Pours a nice pitchblack opaque pour, a decent dark brown head that dies to a film and laces somewhat. Aromas are a nice chocolate, sweet and dark meet, a creamy sweetness meet a good dark roasty malts, coffee, light bitterness mixes with a good roasty feel, faint soy sauce. Initial is a thick syrupy body, a good roasty and chocolate appeal, some bitter and sweet chocolate mix with a deeper toasted roasted maltiness. Light bitterness, solid dose of burnt and bitter coffee. A thick beer on the palate, sticks well. Faint soy, good overall Imperial Stout DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Bottle. Poured a dark brown almost black with a thick tan head. Thick palate with tastes of chocolate and roasted malts. Another excellent brew from Lost Abbey. skortila (5873) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2009
Bottled. The aroma has chocolate, some coffee, dark fruits. Pitch black coloured beer with a brown head. The taste is sweet, bitter and has chocolate, coffee and some fruity tones. It is quite creamy, full bodied and overwhelming enjoyable. :-) TimE (5817) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 6, 2009
Dark chocolate, coffee nose. Big, thick mouth, coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit, dark cherries. Big flavors all around, but not overly complex. Lingering dark chocolate finish. Well made, but just can’t get to the upper crust of Impys.
jeremytoni (3058) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2009
From a bottle poured black with no head. Malt flavor of coffe and choclate, and a lasting finish. drpimento (3639) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Shazam! One fine beer. Rich. Got this bottle at Sam’s in Chicago a few months ago. Poured with a nice tan head and some lace. Color is an opaque brown almost black.... hell, maybe it is black. Splitting pubic hairs. Aroma is divine: chocolate, yeast, burnt malt, toffee, and a hint of fruit. Flavor is all a that and more. Add a touch of black walnut and french roast coffee. Finsih is surprisingly mild and easy. Body is great with fine carbonation. Killer beer. DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2009
Bottle thanks to duff had in the rake on grants leaving night. Alround rating: Huge roastyness, big burnt tar character, cloying and one dimentional, very unclean. t4h2c0 (96) - seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2009
pours dark black with creamy brown head. smells of dark malts and coffee/chocolate. strong flavor and palate, very creamy, smooth and velvety. Strong chocolate taste with a slight alcohol burn, you can taste to alcohol in this one, a great well balanced imperial stout. GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - AUG 26, 2009
While the game we were watching while consuming this bottle was extremely boring, this bottle was not any way. A huge beer in every way possible, and it delivered. The beer pours out an immensly dark body, black as black can get, with a tight, thick 1" creamy light brown head which lasted the entire length of my pint. Aroma consists of dark chocolate, black licorice, scorched sugar, chocolate covered raisins and alcohol. Flavor really pulls it all together with the chocolate notes, bitter coffee, alcohol, dark fruits, vanilla and black walnuts. Body is smooth, creamy and coating. It felt like my teeth were fitted with a tuxedo by the worlds greatest tailor. Just a really great, great beer. Really one of the better stouts I’ve had lately.