gwpom (297) - Akron, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2007
On tap at the Pizza Plant. Followed up the Rogue Imperial Porter with this, which may not have been fair. Still, an exceptional tap brew, and I can’t say anything bad about it. Choclatey finishe, deep and dark... what’s not to like? Roots2Branches (1) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2007 does not count
Full flavored.. roasted chocolates balance perfectly with citrus notes; alcohol content is quite high but well masked by robust flavor, although tends to linger on palate. Consistency in appearance, holds well and maintains rich aroma throughout. One of the better Imperials.. sophisticated.. not for beginners or faint of heart. Kevin (2200) - Montana, USA - AUG 31, 2006
deep black body with a tan head. smells of orange and pineapple in a not good way. flavor is alcohol with a strong citrus hop and bitter chocolate. roasted caramel and spruce. there is a lot of burnt notes, but they don’t come together that well. alcohol bite with mean plums. chocolate lingers. this does not work for me. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2006
Draught sample at MBG 2006 Summer Festival. Deep brown-black with a small tan head. Sweet, roasty, malty aroma. Soft, creamy body. Flavour is sweet and roasty - chocolate & coffee, bit of smoke - with a long, warm finish with booze and a hint of hops. Very good. HogTownHarry (7062) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2006
Draught. At 2006 Michigan Brewers’ Guild Festival. Black with ruby highlights, very small tan head. Deep dry roast aroma, nutty, with bitter hops and some alcohol - bang-on. Taste of booze, nut/coffee deeply roast malt, plenty of hop and alcohol bitterness, some dark fruit and molasses character, possesses a wickedly long oily bitter alcoholic finish. Lovely thick mouthfeel, syrupy, very lightly carbonated, bitter and complex on my palate - other than being a little "hot" this is a superb imperial.
jercraigs (10635) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2006
Michigan Brewers Festival 2006. Black body with a wee head. Oily palate is quite sweet and roasty. Mild sweet roast in the aroma with just a touch of dark malt. Palate is smooth with its medium oily mouthfeel. Solid but lacks depth and complexity. 7+/3/6/4/14 CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2006
Hand-bottled sample: Pours a viscous oily black with dark brown edges and a thin dark tan head. Young earthy dark roasty malt aroma has some mild smoke and green hops. Starts with sweet sticky maltiness, some dark fruit complexity and a bittering hoppy finish. A nice, but young imperial stout. This should age really well. Too bad they don’t bottle it. beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2006
Hand bottle. Thick black pour with modest head. Big roasty coffee aroma, with some chocolate. Flavors were roasty malts predominantly, with chocolate also, and a tad bit fruitier than the aroma. Alcohol was still a bit hot on this, but overall, a very nice impy stout. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Hand bottle with a big thanks to the shipper (Sorry but I forgot who sent it). Poured black with a small tan head and brown legs. Very big aroma of freshly brewed black coffee. Roasted malt with a touch of chocolate. The flavor was sweet with plenty of coffee bitterness and nice amount of hops. Just a touch on the hot side. Tmoney99 (14745) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Draft at MBG Winterfest. Poured a black color with an average light brown head that lasted and produced good lacing. Heavy sweet roasted coffee and molasses aroma. Medium to full body. Good complex roasted coffee and chocolate flavor with a burnt sweet long finish. Good complex sweet brew.