Nejhleader (1527) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 12, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JAN 25, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks MuenchenerKindl for such an excellent extra
12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip an awesome midnight black with a good two fingers of tan head that settles into a large curtain of lace that lasts to the end
Aromas of oatmeal, malts and grains, yes almost barleywineish with a light alcohol smell
Oatmeal, chocolate molasses and fruit with a lite hop end note Wow I like the taste almost like some sort of hybrid oatmeal stout barleywine
Palate is medium to thick
You need to sit back, relax and sip this one. A truly great beer and I am glad I chose this one to end the night with. I would say that this is a must try beer
jake65 (3493) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Dark brown with a large, creamy tan head. Thick sheets of lacing. Soft cocoa and roasty notes arise. Light coffee. Flavor is smooth and roasty with a light bit of bittersweet chocolate in the tail. Barely a hint of oats. Sweet and creamy there is this little bit of vanilla that I am really liking. Thanks to The_Epeeist for this trade gem.
adrian910ss (2571) - Doylestown, PA, USA - OCT 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown, bordering on black with a medium creamy and frosty tan head. Aroma of tangy citrus, pine, malts, smoke and hops. Taste is full of tangy citrus, roasted malts, pine and smoke. Alcoholic finish. Not your typical imperial stout, but very nice.
douglas88 (8849) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2008 Bottle thanks to hopdog. I really thought this was a BW after tasting it, and I really enjoyed it. Pours a dark mahogany color with a thin beige head. The aroma is full of berries, sweet chocolate and brown sugar. The flavor is balanced and excellent; a smooth and crisp fruity aspect, mostly raspberries and strawberries, a sweet chocolate and brown sugar, some roasted malts and a smooth body. No way this is 9.6%. It is so easygoing and tasty, there is a ton of warmth that I enjoyed. I really enjoyed this brew, fruity and sweet, but really balanced out by a strong hop presence that leaves a bitterness in the finish. Very damn good.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
355mL thanks to ryan. Pours a clear cola with weak retention. Bubbles. Nose is dark chocolate, malted milk balls, sharp chocolate mousse. Taste is dense dark chocolate, sharp cinnamon graham cracker, marshmallow. Wow- very delicious. Palate is dense, clean, hoppy balance.
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jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle and 10th anniversary: i found these beers to be different, vastly different for some reason. At the 10 anniversary, I found this beer amazing, lots of roast, burnt, and coffee in the aroma, much the same i the flavor, with a velvety creamy mouth feel. However, out of the bottle the aroma, was somewhat roasted, but not really powerful, with some smoke, ash, and coffee, and there seemed to be some oats in the aroma as well. Pours dark black with a tremendous head. Really looks great in a sniffter. the head eventually goes down a bit and laces well on the glass. palate, was a little thin for an imperial stout, but was still ample. Pretty good beer nonetheless. I’ll see if I get any other out of the case that are like the beer I had at the festival.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
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
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Mike for this one. Dark brown body. Oats, licorice and very sweet aroma. Dry and malty flavor with evident alcohol.