cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2007
12 oz. bottle via trade with jasonmech77 - You can see the cloudiness of this beer as you pour it. There is even some floaties in it. It’s a brown color with lighter edges when held to the light. The head is light tan and is a 3/4 finger thick. Light lacing. Aroma is light toasted malt, esters, and faint smoke. The flavor is malty sweet, esters with a nice hop balance. Palate is fairly smooth. Medium body. I think this beer leans more toward a Barleywine than a Imp. stout. The alcohol isn’t overbearing. A good beer. Thanks Jason. Kevin (2199) - Montana, USA - DEC 26, 2007
bottle from mj. dark maroon brown body with a light tan head. fruity nose, that is a bit earthy. a lot of plum & and a little chocolate. light strawberry & coffee bitter flavors are there at first. chocolate is there underneath it all. thin body. slight bitter smoke & mint in there too. an interesting stout. not really one that is very appealing to me though. i can easily drink this with no problems, but it’s not one i will go in search of again. sidenote, i saw this was 9.6 % as i was entering my notes. i am shocked, there was no alcohol discernible while drinking this, and i didn’t "feel" it afterward. maybe i have a drinking problem afterall?
4 6 5 2 12 boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - DEC 24, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2007 Very dark brown body looks nearly black in a dense snifter pour. A tan head is thick, creamy and resilient. The nose is timid when cool, releasing hints of sweet chocolate and luscious caramel, as well as moderately roasty grains and a dab of smoke and dark/black fruits. Alcohol is lightly detectable but only noted due to pleasant esters. The flavor is much roastier, charred grains leading in bitter chocolate and more caramel. Loads of molasses and a nifty licorice bite swirl within each sip. Sweetness is mild, bitterness medium and balance within stylistic parameters is achieved with elegance - this is very tasty and drinkable to boot. Astringency is rather high but adds to a unique overall profile and is therefore not bothersome. The finish is hoppy and roasty, drying quickly and leaving bittered cocoa lingering. The mouthfeel is modest, but heavy carbonation is a pleasant velvety curtain and movement enhancement upon the palate that offers an illusion of heft in body. A potent little package and a very interesting recipe. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011 CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2007
Date: December 22, 2007
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: dark brown, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet dark caramel and chocolate aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, caramel malt brings in some sweetness, balanced with bitter dark chocolate and roasted malt, touch of alcohol for extra sweetness and a spicy edge, bitter dark chocolate finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
Bottles thanks to mj and Dicksonbeer: Pours a barely-transparent dark mahogany with a large, spotty-lacing froth of beige head. Aroma of sweet dark caramel malts and a touch of black cherries and dark chocolate. Body starts oily and fairly full with a caramely sweetness and some resiny piny hop flavor and earthy bitterness along with some mild fusels and roasted malt toward the warming finish. An ok imperial stout that could probably use a little aging.
Drink4Satan (677) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Shared with emerica56. Pours an opaque deep brown with orange edges and a thin, mostly lasting tan head, leaving some lacing. Muted nose of oats, floral hops, berries and chocolate. The initial flavour is both roasty and fruity, with more emphasis on the fruits, with heavy accents of assorted berries. A hearty oatmeal and chocolate backbone kind of make this seem like an imperial stout. The bone-dry, sticky finish really rounds out the flavour, with bitter resin, citric hops and wood. A fruity and and roasty aftertaste linger for some time afterwards. The body is a little thin, the carbonation is a little too strong and the flavour is more fruity than it is roasty and chocolatey. Balanced, but weak for an Imperial stout. emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 12, 2007
This beer was recieved thanks to JB175. It has a dark brown color and there is a thin head to it It has a malty and oatmeal like aroma you can smell that maple syrup coming out of it. It also leaves some nice lacing along the sides of the glass. As the beer warms and you drink it there is a initial chocolate and syrup sweetness folowed by a woody finish and a nice bitterness to complement that. The palate has a really nice maple wood finish which sticks around for a good amout of time and leaves a nice coating. hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Bottle… O-Town Throwdown Part Tres… Murky, dark, burnt orange ale with a mid-sized, creamy, tan head. Decent retention. The aroma is rich and malty with barely more than a hint of chocolate. Bitter-sweet, roasted, chocolaty flavor. Medium to full-bodied with lively carbonation. A touch thin for an imperial stout. Burnt, moderately bitter finish. IrishBoy (4199) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 9, 2007
12 oz bottle from mj; light nose of chocolate and red licorice; clear dark brown with a medium tan head; flavor has a lot of sweetfruitiness, chocolate, light hop bitterness, and some toffee. finish is bitter chocolate. Tastes much better than it smells Nejhleader (1560) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2007
this beer is awesome. has a nice malty aroma with hints of chocolate. good creamy body, very sweet chocolatish taste. Doesn’t get much better.