leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a dark black beer with a medium dark tan head. The aroma like the rest of this beer is quite complex. It actually reminds me of a tawny port, with heavy notes of chocolate and alcolhol. Plus, a light blend of roasted coffee, licorice, and cassis. Creamy and smooth in texture. The chocolate and alcohol flavors dominate. But, are accompanied by mild touches of licorice and a light to moderate roasted coffee bitterness in the finish. Not sure if I ’ve made it sound like it does but it really does work well. This is a top notch stout.
Enormo (26) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Dec ’03 Snifter Black body Brownish orangish head hung around for a short time full chewy palate fills the mouth hops and coffee w/ chocolate melts into an almost otherworldly smooth finish easily one of the best stouts i have ever had
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great aroma, coffee fused with hops. Flavour of beef stock, coffee and hops. Aftertaste dominated by coffee, after the hops subside, and also some vanilla.
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - AUG 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I made the mistake of buying this thinking it was a regular stout. Not realizing the high ABV until too late, I fell fast asleep. I remember the intense aroma and flavor, chocolate, bitterness, and especially the rich, full mouth feel. Loving it, I got through 5 of them quickly before I noticed my ABV mistake. This is a beer to savor; I wouldn't recommend drinking it fast or in any great quantities. Outstanding stout!
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - AUG 10, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black as pitch, no head. I mean, NO HEAD. I ultimately poured this puppy from three feet into my glass trying to coax something from this 12 ouncer. All I got was a bald, black brew mocking me brazenly. Tastes and smells like bakers chocolate and hershey’s chocolate with a little sweet chocolate on the side. Strong alcohol taste and burn.
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black..with a thin red head...uh-huh! Aroma of a blend or Worcestershire sauce and Hershey’s chocolate syrup. The density is tremendous. Taste is beyond description, but batter-licking good. It is complex, rich, sweet, bitter. Alcohol content buried in the ingredients. Hard to argue the merits of this one. This is where you want to finish the day.
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark. No head. Strong alcohol and chocolate aroma. Flavour is like a chocolate and coffee liquor. Strong and bitter.
haukur (1259) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 1, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
just classic for the style, perfect on looks. Moccha aroma with coffee, smoke, fruits, in the nose. Complex taste of raisins, chocolate, coffee, malt, cognac and some whiskey .... elegant stuff. Perfect balance, with just the perfect carbonation for the style ... a world class imperial stout
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark, very thick, with a nice chocolate head and lots of lace. Rich malty aroma with coffee tones. Flavor is rich malt, coffe, rahter bitter, hints of chocolate and dark fruits. A little more bitter than I like my stouts, but still a very good beer.
Sassy (217) - Mullet Capital of the World, Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks, Wunderbier! Top notch imperial stout -- black, dark fruit, chocolate, coffee flavor and aroma. Almost as good as Dark Lord, but not quite :).