MIBRomeo (2579) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Jet black pour thick dense tan head nice lacing. Nice coffee aromas hints of vanilla some dark chocolates . Palate is rich full and lightly creamy. Flavor is roast malts dark chocolates a touch of vanilla some hints of butter and alcohol. Very good. jimvy (131) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2006
GABF 2006. Color is black with nice, thick tan head. Aroma - lots of dark malts, chocolate, some alcohol notes, roasty. Taste is a really good balance of malt and roast; nice coffee and chocolate. Bitterness is there, but balances. Medium body. Easy to drink for a big beer. Excellent. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2006
GABF 06. Black. Aroma strong coffee, a decent amount of chocolate. Taste is roasty and bitter with chocolate and coffee notes and some supporting alcohol. Not the most interesting imperial stout I’ve had, but definitely is very good and I can’t nitpick anything about it. fordest (2469) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 9, 2006
Draft at O’brien’s. Very dark pour with a nice creamy tan head. Aromas were mostly coffee with some chocolate notes. Flavors were coffee too with some bitter dark chocolate when you got to the finish. Alcohol flavor was there too, but not overwheming. Pretty darn tasty. papajohn (1250) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 4, 2006
Odeed (1806) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 2, 2006
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’Brien’s: Pure black with a huge light tan head. Aroma is sweet coffee and cream. Flavor starts rich dark chocolate followed by a hint of licorice and a light black coffee bitter finish. Medium bodied, smooth and creamy with lively carbonation.
(on tap @ o’brien’s)black body with not much head..nice roasty aroma with a bit of chocolate thrown in as well.mouthfeel was a little light but it was still full of flavor. zug4abby (288) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 8, 2006
On Cask at O’Brien’s... Pours a clear black color with a decent sized, dark tan head and lasting lacing. Aroma is roasty with strong hints of coffee backed by caramel and chocolate notes. Flavor is delicious, very roasty with very strong coffee hints through-out. Very smooth and enjoyable to drink but keeps the wonderful stout roastiness. Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 8, 2006
On cask at O’brien’s...it pours with a black body topped by a thick, creamy head with a good amount of lacing. It’s sweet and malty with a nice creamy note and lots of roasted coffee notes. Very nice. Full bodied, smooth and a touch warming. BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2006
Almost black with an oily tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate and roasted malt. Smooth and comforting on the mouth as the coffee and chocolate move into a nice woody and toasty flavour. NIce bitter-sweet chocolate finish. ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 11, 2006
On Tap in Carlsbad (non-cask version): Lots of roast and black patent in the aroma; heavy chocolate and coffee notes; ample, bitter roasty finish; some earthy hops and woody notes; viscous body. Good, I should have had the cask version too.