Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
with thanks to Clarkvv - pours a dark black, motor oil like liquid, the fine black tainted head quickly reduces, coffee and black chocolate aroma with plumy and vanilla notes, toasty, incredible bitterness, very oily, the finish is very long, dry and deadly bitter with notes of cream and coffee - this is just too much of everything to be a great beer
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 31, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong roasy, chocolate, coffee and alcohol smell. Same with flavor. Wow, first Imperial anything. No head. Sticky as hell-you can tell theres tons of stuff in here. It's fun watching the bubbles struggle to make it through this brew. Nice!
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - MAR 30, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, green hue. Strong roasted malt nose, turning into something apple-ish; some phenol. Liquid liquorice, followed by a strong coffee and roasted malt wave. Strong, but too much unbalanced, to get a higher note. Thanks Philippe (Bov) for sharing this bottle.
JFGrind (1776) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma was an excellent mix of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. However, the beer poured thick, dark and flat. Huge wall of flavor, was a bit tough after initial taste. Could there be lactose flavor in this high alcohol imperial stout?
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black coloured. Mature aroma of prunes and raisins. Hops and coffee in the flavour. Full bodied. Bitter finish with a smoked touch.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pitch black beer with a chocolate brown head. The aroma is a little sour, a little smoked, and a littel sweet. The flavor is fantastic; smoked, chocolate, coffee combined with a little sourness. It ends on a note of coffee. The sourness draws down in my overall rating of this beer - so that it is only good in my world.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, snifter. Coffee (dark), dark chocolate, roasted grain, molasses malt (H); oak, tawny port, vanilla, dust aromas. Jet black body with a tall, tan, creamy head that is well lasting. Moderately sweet flavor becomes a moderatley sweet, lightly bitter finish. Seems underpowered somehow. Medium-heavy body, oily texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: Not quite as tasty as I found the Kalamazoo Stout to be.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great Imperial Stout. Pours Jet Black. Malty, licorice, and dark fruit flavors. Finishes smooth, creamy, and rich.
heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2007 It had a little, orange head. Has a rich coffee and toffee aroma with some ginger. There is also a hint of vanilla, very rich. Flavor is slightly sweet with a little alcohol kick. Coffee, toffee and deep roasted flavors are hiding in here. Some slight vanilla and mushrooms are also here.There was no lacing in my glass. Excellent all around. I have had this many times and I am impressed more each time. It has more balance than a lot of impy stouts. Because of the consistentcy of this great beer at various stages, I am bumping up my rating. This is THE definitive imperial stout.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black body, brown head. Heavy spices, toffee, malt and chocolate aroma with a little alcohol present. Full-bodied flavor - roasted malt, hops, raisins, chocolate, coffee and some citrusy sourness. Dark and flavorful. Thanks to Denton (Jokes) for the trade!