lb4lb (2627) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2009 Bottle in trade from tprokop7. Thanks! Pours black with a medium lived creamy tan head. Smell is sweet chocolate, cream, light licorice and raisins. Taste is creamy oatmeal and bittersweet chocolate with a bitter hoppy and slightly burnt like finish. Not a heavily roasted flavor, but more creamy and chocolatey with dry cocoa and hop bitterness. Full body and very soft, almost non-existant, creamy carbonation. A hint of alcohol perhaps, in the flavor, but very tasty overall. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2009
(12oz bottle, 2008 vintage, # 473) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, coffee, some dark fruits, and roasted malt. Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Bottle # 384 courtesy of Tweety. Good oatmeal and chocoalate aroma. Black body with thin tan head. Flavors of oatmeal, chcolate, roasted malt and sweet fruit in the background. Thick bodied brew that was leaves a dry coco, coffee aftertaste on palate. Good brew glad I got to have a pint for the People. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2009
Bottle #720, 2008 vintage courtesy of cakanator. Pours crude oil black with a one finger brown head that leaves nice lacing. The nose is dark chocolate, dark fruit and roasted malt. The taste is burnt malt, ashy cocoa, and dark fruit with a bitter black coffee finish with some heat. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Very good IS. mar (5434) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2009
2008 bottle #473 big thanks to bu11zeye for this one. pitch black pour with no head. nose is thick with chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. great thickness with a solid flavor of chocolate, roasted malts and a slight coffee finish.
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 10, 2009
2008 Bottle #473 thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a very small white head over a black as tar body. Aroma is rich with chocolate, vanilla and a coffee finish. Some fudge and nuts too. Very sweet. Taste is bitter up front with a slight lactic note and very bitter, pure baking chocolate. A bit of coffee. Low residual sugars. Silky mouthfeel, light bubbles. hopscotch (11175) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2009
Bottle… C&P’sLYFO Throwdown… Very dark ale (almost tar black) that shows a clear ruby hue when held up to light. Small, creamy, fat-bubbled, beige head. Both the aroma and flavor offer roasted nuts, espresso and milk chocolate. Full-bodied with a soft, silky mouthfeel and gentle carbonation. Finishes chocolaty and bitter. Bottle provided by Beerlando. Thanks, Bryan!
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CPLYFO 09. Thanks to Beerlando for sharing late night. Pours a very nice oily viscous pure black with a thin lasting filmy dark head. Aroma is licorice, nutty toasty and roasty malts, roasted barely- coffee, lots of earth, hints of dirt and ash with some fruity esters. Fruity and modestly sweet flavor- raisin, and some apple, chocolate malts, modest roast character, licorice and hints of tar and tobacco as it warms a bit. This was pretty big and complex for a 9.2%. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Bottle from Tweety, finally I get to try this. Thanks Paul!! Black pour with a nice tan head. This beer rocks. Aroma is full of molasses, light roasted malt, choclate, prunes and some strong coffee. Flavor is full and rich, molasses, liquor soaked raisins, chocolate and a bit of coffee. Damn this is good. Paul, thank you so much. I was sure this was a beer I would never try. Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2009
2008 vintage, bottle #102. Pours virtually pitch black with hints of mahogany at the outer edges. A thick, foamy, light brown head is well retained, leaving dense, sheety lacing on the glass. This brew looks heavy and oily, just like an imperial stout should. Aromas of dark, concentrated cacao, molasses, espresso, and dark fruits show complex and well integrated. Notes of old oak, vanilla, and some roasted hazelnut come through as well. Flavors show a light smokiness, perhaps from the molasses, with more toasty, oaken vanilla and heaps of rich chocolate and scorched caramel. I swear I get some faint bourbon notes, though that might be a figment of my imagination. The body is thick, smooth, and creamy. Nealy full bodied and lightly carbonated, the palate is really nice. This is a damn nice imperial stout. Pleasant surprise here.