argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 2, 2005
(GABF05) Jet black body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, some cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, some roast, cherry. Full body, smooth, some alcohol, but not as much as the ABV suggests. jsh12bama (761) - Alabama, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Growler split with jimbowood. Pours black with thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and dark fruits. Taste has thick mouthfeel with chocolate flavor. Good. DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
GABF ’05. Black body. Bourbon, boozy aroma over chocolate malt. The flavor improves with teh booze going away and being replaced by sweet bourbon, coffee and chocolate. Some alcohol in the finish along with sweet malt and coffee bitteness. tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2005
Roasted malts, soy and chocolate in the thick and sugary aroma. Opaque black body is topped with a low, dense, fine bubbled, tan head that lasts well and coats the glass with lacing. Strong hoppy and fruity flavour. Excellent malts are very dry and roasty. Medium full but dry body with strong carbonation. Sampled at GABF 2005. stchloe (1118) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2008
I am a light weight and just a taste lit me for the night. The taste is alcohol and bitter.
awaisanen (1310) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2007
GABF 2007. Pitch black, viscous pour with a thick layer of tan head. Rather sweet aroma of caramels and bourbon blend with some spicy fig-like dark fruits and some dark chocolate. Mildly roasty, but the sweetness dominates the nose. A bit of additional roast bitterness could actually help smooth out some of the malt aromas, as the sweetness is a bit strong. Full bodied, chewy mouthfeel with a creamy texture and carbonation. A bit of brown sugar sweetness at first on the tongue, and then develops some nice prune/dark fruit flavors mid-palate. A bit of bourbon caramel sweetness lingers in the finish. Could use a bit more roast character to balance out the flavors, and far too sticky sweet for my preference. aracauna (3707) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Dark, dark, brown. Anise and a bit of coffee in the aroma. A touch of ash. The flavor is atually a little thin. hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2010
4/12/10 by way of dakine.
thick pour. brownish black with a small tannish head.
alcohol is up front and burns the snout quite a bit... past that are notes of chocolate, roast, vanilla, molasses, prunes, wood and lots of florals from the booze.
the flavor is the same... oddly dull though the body is full and slick. 6/4/6/4/14/3.4 jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Opaque black with a small tan head. This might shock everyone but it smelled like choclate, coffee, caramel, et al... The flavor was, shockingly, much the same. Some hot alcohol creeps in maiking things, ummm, more lively. Full bodied with an alcohol burn. Yet another Imperial Stout. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Source: Tasting, RBSG, 2006
black, short lived, thin fine brown head, sweet vanilla and chocolate aroma, very hot, roasted malt flavor but even that is obscured by the hot alcohol,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20