ScoWRee (423) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Pours a deep ark brown, almost black, with no head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee. Tatses of coffee, roasted malt, Rice flavor slightly bitter. Very nice. mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2012 [877-20071201] 1pt0.9floz (Xmas Party 2007, beerhugger & guests). Boozy roasted malt aroma has some wood notes and hints of vanilla bean. Black body with a long-lasting creamy light tan head. Chocolatey roasty roasty malt flavour. Full body is thick and milky. Lovely. (8/4/9/4/17) 4.2
pintocb (654) - Hoon, Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2008
[4183B-20111210] Bottle. Roasted malt grain aroma. Black body with a long-lasting creamy brown head. Coffee ground roast malt flavour has a long boozy roasted aftertaste. Full body. Tasty, fairly drinkable. (7/4/8/4/17) 4.0
(w/ jerc, tuqueboy, others)
Black as hell. Can’t see any light through this thing. The head is darker than a lot of beers I’ve seen lately. Smells like a mix of coffe, burnt bread and chalk?! The flavor is full and charred with hints of chocolate, coffee, licorice and lingers on the tongue. Full mouthfeel and a finish that never stops. performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Pours a dark brown with a reddish tan head. Head is fairly large for a higher Stout. Ashy taste. Finish is dry and roasted. nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Pored from a 22 oz. bottle revealing a black dark color with a good tan head. Aroma of chocolate prevailed. Very smooth and pleasant on your palate. Flavor is very good with coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and all in a subtle. Not heavy alcohol or thick in your mouth either. Easy to drink but not as complex in taste as some other IRS.
tenghave (404) - Taastrup, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2008
Åh jeg elsker Imperial Stouts...
Sort sort øl.
Duft af Brændt malt, god humle og chokolade.
Smagen er humlet, sødlig brændt, og imponerende blød.
Tør varm og humlet eftersmag.
Alcohol skjult godt
Jeg må have nogle flere af dem..... Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Liquid Solutions. Pours an intense black with a very nice dark tan head that leaves just the smallest of rings. Nose is of wonderful lightly roasted matls, oatmeal, weak coffee and chocolate. Medium bodied with a much softer roast than I was expecting...makes it very easy to drink. Alcohol is integrated well...and the finish has a nice roasted bitterness. Very good stout. jdjuice (500) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2007
Pours black with the darkest head I’ve ever seen on beer. Also the thickest beer I’ve had the pleasure of tasting. Dominated by coffee and chocolate, but lacking a lot of that vinous bitterness/sourness that usually accompanies such deep flavors. Has an excellent malty bitterness that rounds out the beer quite nicely, and the alcohol is hidden perfectly. Truly a wonderful desert winter warmer. as (180) - Belgrade / Hamburg, - DEC 30, 2007
Had the luck of trying this while visiting a friend in Norway. A real gem. Totally black, with a nice looking and long lasting creamy brown head. Complex and strong aroma, predominantly malty with dark chocolate, coffee and all the usual flavors found in beers like this one. Long lasting bitter aftertaste. Magnificent, a real representative of the style. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2007
Bottle shared with tupalev. My bottle. Deep black with a small dark tan head. Aroma is big and roasty with notes of dark sugar, chocolate, and hops. Full bodied. Flavour - wow, that’s good! Very full and lush, with notes of coffee, chocolate, dark malt, licorice, and a lot of hops. Excellent!