Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black appearance with brownish head and lasted. Its smell was a mix of coffee, roast, and malt. Sweet taste with several flavors coming at you. It was very smooth and finished smooth with a light oil texture. It had just the right amount of coffee taste/smell that a non coffee drinker could handle it; me.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle, snifter. Strangely light aroma. Mocha, coffee, toffee malt (M); flowery hops (L). Nearly opaque black body with a tall, creamy, tan head that's quite well lasting. Moderately sweet flavor becomes a heavily sweet, lightly bitter, heavily alcoholic finish. Medium-heavy body, oily texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: not as big as I was expecting and it has a strange banana ester to it.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours out black.Strong alcohol smell with a roasted malty oily aroma.Very complex with it's flavors.Warming sweet feeling as it goes down. Finishes hoppy and a little dry. A great beer.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - big malty and alcoholic nose. Unbelieveably complex flavors! Chocolate, dark fruit, molasses and alcohol. Soft, creamy mouthfeel. Beautiful!
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2006 2004. Lots of alcohol in both aroma and flavor. Some roasty notes and stuff, but it’s really boozey. It’s a little thin of body as well. Not really all that great, nor is it horrible. Just not worth my time when there are so many better imperial stouts.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2004 Pitch black...not a bit of light getting through here. Strong scents of hazelnut and molasses. Sweet molasses taste with a very warming alcohol bite. Reminds me a bit of a chocolate covered cherry. Just a little strong tasting.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAR 1, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown color with a light brown head. Fairly strong alcohol aroma, with roasted malt, hops and raisin. Sweet and roasty flavors, including malt, raisin, rum, and hops. Nice full flavor and feel, lightly tingly, with a somewhat dry finish. Very enjoyable!
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark brown with some ruby highlights when when held to the light with a small brown head. Aroma is fairly alcoholic, with malt and raisin notes. Medium bodied and slightly oily, but probably on the thin side for an imperial. Taste is a nice blend of roasted malt, toffee, raisins, and slight hints of licorice with a touch of hop bitterness. A very nice imperial, but not an exceptional one.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a deep brown head. Nose of black Patent with some Chocolate/coffee/madeira flavors thatround off with a finish of Sherry and hops. The initial taste is very alcoholic. Not a very good job of hiding that. Burnt toast and chocolate follow with a hint of sherry but no dried fruits top speak of. I really miss tasting an Imperial stout and being bombarded with Rum raisin flavors. A good imperial but not great.
Frank (4025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep, dark garnet. No head. Nose is heavily vinous with a touch of alcohol. Intense coffee-like bitterness with a bit of roasty astringency. Thick mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Well made, but I find the roasted character a bit strong for my liking.