egajdzis (6588) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Poured an opaque black color with a small, tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, nuts, citrus, and some piney hops as well. Taste of chocolate, with some nuts, dry, earthy, with piney hops as well, caramel malts, tobacco, roast... with a somewhat thin mouthfeel. Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2006
22oz bottle from cbkschubert.Thick and rich with the aroma of coco, chocolate,mollasass, coffee, and roasted malty. Damn was this beer good. Black with small burgundy lacing type head. Smooooth and creamy and really rich. The taste was the same as the aroma with minimal alcohol detected. This beer was WAY better then I expected. I need MORE, Craig??........ OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2006
22oz bottle hand bottled by cbkschubert - thanks Craig!! - Pours black as night and thick like oil. Nice foamy thick mocha head graces the top and stays pretty well. Lots of lacing in sheets on the side of the snifter.. It really does look perfect. Aromas of big roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate. Flavors are mostly dominated by roasted malts, some coffee and that dark chocolate. There is a bit of dark fruit and even some milk chocolate in the flavor though. Palate is thick and quite smooth. Feels soft in the mouth for a big beer. Alcohol well covered. This is a nice impy stout.. Glad I got the chance to try this one!! cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 On tap at TCB - Pours a black color with a nice tan head that lasts. Light lacing on the way down. Has a roasted malt aroma. Flavor is nice. Has the typical roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate flavoring. What I like about this beer, is there are no overbearing esters. A very smooth full bodied beer. No alcohol warming. A excellent beer. Best at TCB for sure. NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2005
Courtesy of FlacoAlto
Growler. Aroma is pretty roasty with notes of esspresso grounds and dark chocolate. Deep black with a firm mocha head. Flavor is mostly roasted/brunt malts and dark choclate, but there are hints of dark dried fruits and even sweet cream. Not as wide a range as some Imperials, but damn tasty and it does have a very nice silky mouthfeel.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Growler poured black with a nice thick chocolate head.
Big rich malty, coffee aroma.
Flavor is sweet and rich, roasty, light alcohol. chocolate, coffee with a medium heavy body.
Finish seemed just a little too sweet but still a great stout. Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2005
Bought a growler from the brewery. Aroma of chocolate and roast was standout and bold. Black body with medium tan creamy head. Only thing lacking was high amout of lacing. Flavor was of rich choclate and some mild sweetness to it. Had the taste of chocolate milk. Full bodied beer. Left a roasty sweet aftertaste. Smooth beer for high alcohol content. Ever get to Tucson this would be a beer to get. FlacoAlto (4182) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2005
This beer sits an opaque black color in my glass and is topped by a frothy, thin brown colored head. Rich aromas of coffee, dark chocolate and burn fruit waft to my nose; the fruit notes remind me of burnt raisins, and burnt prunes. The taste is rich, with a mouth coating fullness to it that lingers just a bit. This has notes of sweet coffee and a lingering burnt bitterness in the finish. The taste is quite aggressively roasty, with lots of burnt grain notes, and thankfully, without any of the distracting, burnt grain-husk notes that can be found in many American Stouts. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 2, 2003
Notes of burnt caramel, dark roasted espresso, an almost vanilla like note, a bit of bourbon character, and definite dark chocolate all dance across my taste buds. This beer has a rich creamy mouth feel to it; makes me think of a dark chocolate milk shake in some ways. This is a nice example of an Imperial Stout. Definitely a great after dinner treat; thick and rich enough to be contemplative and soothing, yet not so over the top that I need to worry about the drive home.
Black color. Large head. Aroma is roasted malts, cherries and vanilla. A medium bodied Imperial Stout. Milder flavors than most Imperials, it has a nice smooth round palate. The malts are roasted, chocolately with a touch of cherries. There are also hints of coffee, vanilla and plums. Lighter than most Imperials, but still very drinkable. Tummy warmer, which is slightly unfortunate in that it over 80 degrees outside. Well balanced. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is smooth and a touch dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2003
Thick, rich, strong imperial stout. Jet black, with a tan head. Taste of coffee, bitter bitter coffee. Warms and reveals more chocolatey tones. Very good.