Aroma: Very low key, suprised how light overall the scent. Maybe light roasted malt and a couple other notes.
1st Taste: Holy cow, flavor explosion. This is deep black hole of chocolate, then dark fruits (prunes and what), and then alcohol fire.
Overall: This brew is huge and complex and interesting. Definately a brew that'd get better with age. Only knock might be that the alcohol taste sticks out a little. But, this was freshly bottled on 2/19/10 so it's green. Worth keeping an eye on this brew.
Poured opaque and black like midnight. A nice brown, frothy, creamy foam that was a good two inches thick. Retention was solid. Lacing, which there wasn't much of, was thick a patchy.
Aroma is roasted malt and not that big. Maybe a touch of alcohol. I wasn't impressed by the aroma.
Taste is GREAT! So complex: dark fruits, bitter from hops and chocolate, roasted malt, and some shots of brown sugar sweetness. A bit of coffee is there in finish too.
Thick, rich, and creamy body leaves no doubt this is an imperial stout. Mildly carbonated. Drying.
This is a really outstanding beer. I wish I would have bought more than one. When I was at the beer store I noticed they had a couple left, hopefully they will have at least one left. Go get it if you can. Enjoy!