OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2006
#1100 - 22oz bottle via trade with notalush! - Thanks Brandon! - Pours black as night thick as oil with a dark lush mocha head that stays very well. Aroma is coffee, a touch of chocolate, smoke, and much roasted malt. Flavor is rich dark coffee, dark chocolate, dark roasted malts, everything dark and beautiful on a nice thick palate not much carbonation and a smooth mouth coating feel. Nice roasted character hides all of the alcohol. Nice dark chocolate finish make this one memorable. A strong solid brew worthy of the top 50. whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Huge thanks to Dickinsonbeer for sharing this looooonngg sought after beer! Deep, dark bloody black body and a sudsy muddy-brown head with a fast oily fade. Head refused to stand again with repeated agitation. Sharp alcohol leads in the aroma and overpowers. Nice elements of espresso beans, strong red wine, and dark rum gradually emerge. Flavor is of espresso beans, toasted raisins, dark chocolate, and well-roasted grains. Nice full body and pleasing texture. An enjoyable and distinct Imperial Stout. Thanks again Paul!
TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 2, 2006
Thanks to Dickinsonbeer for bringing this bomber back from the brewery. Pours a dark black bubbly tan slightly lacing head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel an overall sweetness with some alcohol. Flavor of coffee, chocolate and a smooth creamy sweetness. This is a beer I wish I had the whole bomber of so I could site back, relax and take this one in on my own. beerprincess (52) - Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2006
Thick, deep, really dark. Has a tan head and a great lace.Reminds me of motor oil by the color and the pour. A hint of smoky, mocha nose. The palate felt thick like motor oil but tasted great. It was bitter at first but really came through with chocolate in the end. The lingering finish was the best part of the beer. sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Beatiful thick, deep tan head that lingers and lace that clings to the side. Pours like motor oil. Nice roasty, bitter chocolate mocha nose. Thick viscous liquid in your mouth, nice bittering upfront , than mouthfuls of chocolate and toasty marshmellows Alcohol is well hidden and finish lingers for a minute.
Dorwart (2614) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2006
Bottled from a growler. Thin dark brown head of fine bubbles. Soft slightly sweet aroma with fresh cut grass, pumpkin innards and a little smoke. Quite strange actually. Black in color with maybe a hint of red along the edges. Very fresh taste. Smokey, big roasted grains, charcoal and dark coffee are all present. Dry and very smooth palate. Maybe some fruit in there also. Bitter roasty finish. Great stuff but I not your typical Impy. Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2006
2005 bomber courtesy of Noah (htsprint1). Enjoyed on the evening of Edward’s (brooklynboy) surprise tasting alongside 25 other highly rated stouts. Onto the beer: This epitomizes all that an imperial stout should be, an exemplar of the East Coast style. Notes of barrel agedness come across on the nose and palate, and a hint of tobacco as well. Clove, Italian roast coffee, and a rich mouthfeel make this an incredible experience. Wonderful, and a big thanks to Noah. adrian910ss (2604) - Doylestown, PA, USA - JAN 9, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2014 2005 bomber. Pours a motor oil black color with an immense brownish beige head. Aroma is of roasted coffee, malt,dark chocolate,prunes and smoke. Flavor is rich dark chocolate,roasted coffee,cocoa, and liquid smoke. Excellent taste and flavor for this hard to find gem.
On draft at the Southampton Publick House. Pours a pitch black with a medium light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and oats. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate and smoke. Leaves a charcoal aftertaste. Excellent !!
total 4.1 SpringsLicker (3685) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2006
22 oz bottle 2005
A nice head of light brown comes from this one as it’s poured. Opaque black body.
Roast malt, coffee and dark chocolate aroma.
Smooth and rich mouth feel deliver a well balanced brew that coats the tongue. A bit of hop bitterness in the finish. Nicely balanced and it hides it’s alcohol completely. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2005
(22oz bottle, vintage 2005, thanks Barry) Medium dark brown head atop an oily black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, rich chocolate, espresso, some roast, light vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, roasty chococoffee, some lactose. Some hops in the background lend a semblance of balance, but truly this is about the malts. Smooth medium-full body that holds the alcohol quite well -- I was amazed at how quickly I downed this one.