daknole (11044) - 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. RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Bottle of the 2008, #933. Liqueur-like nose, dark chocolate with hints of black olive. Flavor is similar, chocolate with just a touch of black licorice. Just superb. Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2008
12 oz. bottle from 2007. Pours utterly black with nearly no head. This is one of the more interesting imperial stouts that I’ve had. Aroma has many of the chocolate and coffee notes that you usually get from a big stout. The interesting part is that there’s a huge dark fruits aroma that’s almost vinous in character. Flavor is much the same. Some chocolate, some coffee, and again alot of dark fruits. Very unique, and really enjoyable I thought. dnstone (3383) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Super chocolatey aroma. Pours deep brown-black with no carbonation initially, then a thin tan head rises from the bottom. Thick and sweet, very chocolatey with coffee notes. Really an excellent imperial stout.
Notes: 2008 bottle # 1036, tasted 21 Nov 2010 muzzlehatch (4950) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2002
Bottle-conditioned, 1999. A solid wall of cream is left on the inside of the glass after this wonderful midnight concoction leaves it; cherries, brandy, and cigar tobacco assail the nose powerfully throughout the experience. Too much flavor for me to adequately describe after the one bottle I was capable of drinking; its a rough mix of the above aromatics, a fairly strong alcohol component, chocolate, bark, sourness at the end and enough hops to keep you guessing. Perhaps too hard to drink to be truly great, but a dynamite experience nonetheless and one that I will try to have again as soon as possible.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2008
12 oz. bottle - big thanks to Tweety for trading me this tasty brew; jet black, oily and no head; very strong aromas of bourbon, oak, vanilla, plums, and coffee; killer nose; oily texture leaves plenty around the glass; dry finish with tons of coffee in the flavors; slightly hot, but very drinkable; wow, a great beer; thanks Paul!! altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Bottle from Whole Foods Hadley. Dark black body with slight tan head. Nice nose of stout, malts, dark berries. Sweet and stout taste. Very creamy and smooth. Chocoalte milkshake kicks in at the finish. Nicely done. Perhaps a tad too bitter at the end? Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Pitch black - brown head. Oiley,burned, chocolate, fruity, berries, nutty, light wooden notes, ok hoppy, licorice, nice. paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Rich and roasted imperial stout. Had this laying down for 3 yrs and it still holds up. Vibrant chocolate notes. puboflyons (3396) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 27, 2012
From the 2010 batch. Bottle no. 18. It pours dark black with some brownish highlights if held to the light. There is no head to speak of however. The aroma explodes with coffee, dark malts, yeast, and a bittersweet but mellow hop note. The body was bold and heavy. The taste is dark and bittersweet with a dryish finale. This one is a very nice beer and one I could easily go for again.