hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black with a beige/yellow head. Roasted/burnt nose with some sweetness and small hints of coffee.
Sweet-ish, chocolate, cocoa, coffee liquorice, toast and a thousand more flavours. Alittle bit of soy in finish.
joergen (23819) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled at RBESG 2005.
Black coloured with a brown head.
Sweet roasted aroma with notes of coffee.
Nice flavour with lots of coffee, hops and roasted notes.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 15, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2009 (on bottle at RBESG 2005)OK, I saw
the 100 ovrall and that just can´t happen; nothing is ever 100% is my humble oppinion towards life in general. This is a great stout, but for a Imp. I look for more complex beers and this is not. Has a great aroma of "old bucket for tar", also good smokenotes. taste is of molasses and malt, but too simple to be excelent. Alcoholic finsh and lots of burnt notes too.
RERATED aug 08; My palate has clearly changed/learned something here. This time I get a very tarish, smooth and mellow beer, well malted and with a oily, slick finish. 4.2
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ RBESG2005. Huge roasted aroma, loads of coffee and brandy. Jet black body, small tan head. Very roasty and chewy flavor, coffee and brandy dominates. Its really good.
TBone (14265) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black, small expresso head. Expresso nose: lots of coffee and hint of licorice. Hoppy, foamy, coffeeish, chocolaty. Long licorice aftertaste. Really full-bodied.
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle RBESG. My highest rasted beer so far. Dark brown color. Creamy beige head. Rich, rich aroma. Absolutely fantastic flavor. I want to drink this forever. Thanks to tiggmtl for bringing this to the grand tasting.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - AUG 5, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a stream of dark brown, but is black in the snifter, with a light brown dense foamy head that goes quickly. aroma is deeeeep roasted malt, fresh cigar, coffee, prunes, and hops. mouthfeel is slick, thick, and creamy. flavor is a LOT all at once --- coffee, burnt malt, vodka, and saltiness. strong hops keep the palate surrounded with bitterness. a little lacing happens each time the glass is tilted. quite a well done imperial stout but a little too high on the IBU side for me. albiet, the aftertaste is clean, lingering burnt malt and hops. thanks to Beeryum for this one!!
rxmaster (2) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2005 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance - Dark, almost black body with very large and thick dark tan or cappucino colored head. The head reminds me of what you get when you wash oily hands with pumice soap at a garage. A nice lacing was left all the way down the glass after the drink was consumed.
Smell - Burnt coffee and bitter chocolate mix with a light smell of alcohol, hinting at the treat to come.
Taste - Slightly sweet beginning with roasted malts and grains predominating, followed by hops, burnt coffee and alcohol flavor at the end
Mouthfeel - Thick, much the same as it’s appearance. Slight tingling and bitterness from the hops.
Drinkability - I wouldn’t go to the bar and drink a few of these in a row, but these would be perfect for the occasional treat to a truly world class brew or with steaks on the grill.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2005
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours like motor oil with a very dark brown 1/2 inch head. Not much lace. Smells of rich dark malt, bitter dark chocolate, coffee with a touch of cream.
Tastess is rich and bitter dark malt. Bitter dark chocolate. Decadent roasted malt. Coffee. Bitter coffee finish. Big thick beer, bitter aftertaste that lingers long. This stuff is yummy. I love a good imperial stout and this one is a great one. Superb.
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What cant you say about this stout. Super complex palate with loads of malts and hops. Vanilla, maple, coffee, chocolate and roasted notes hit you on the way down. Very drinkable for a stout. Perfect for those snowy winter nights at the pub.