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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A truly Imperial stout with a touch of honey for smoothness, the flavor impact of a strong espresso, and a high final gravity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2005
crude oil in color with a thin lingering cocoa cocoa colored head. Aroma is a little off with medium malt content noted. Taste is thin, watery, and overall below average. Finish is short and non-descript.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2005
22 oz capped bottle, [2004 version, sampled October 2005]: jet black with a dense and persistent dusty chocolate cream. Dark cocoa and bitter coffee bean aroma with and burnt roasted nuttiness. Burnt carbon on the tongue, the freshness and sweet hop and chocolate caramel flavours have all but left this bottle. Creamy, milkiness on the palate. Strong coffee finish provides a spark as the evening drags on Ė you know that sweetness that coats that mouth after the first couple of sips of Joe in the morning; that is when you know you are ready to go! This one held up very well for more than a year, I have had too many that havenít to know what a great feat that is. Well done!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2005 Courtesy of Bockyhorsey. <P> Rich chocolate and mild coffee aroma. Deep purple/black with a thumb thick blue tinted mocha head. Extremely low alcohol for the style. Feels much more like a stout than an Imperial. But it still tastes good. Chocolate, mild coffee, medium bitterness and somewhat scottish peat flavored in the aftertaste. Not really an Imperial stout, but still a tasty, though thin in the middle, brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2005
Bittersweet marshmallow, cocoa and well roasted nutty malts dominate the nose. It pours an almost black hue, the head being foamy, brownish, mostly lasting. Sweet vinous juiciness (incidentally slightly sour) bring raisin reminiscent fruitiness, but the roastiness dominate. Rather bland (as in not really coffee or cocoa hinting) roastiness takes over and finishes it off rather quick. Quite mild flavor and mouthfeel wise yet the alcohol gets felt in the finish. The kind of beer that doesnít really change at all as it warms. Not very impressed with this brewery so far..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2606) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2005
Ug. Pours a black body with a smallish head. Aroma is roasty with hints of coffee and chocolate. However, something about it felt weak. Then the flavor itself - WEAK. If this was a stout it would be a blah stout, but for an imperial stout this is pathetic. Itís almost watery. Roasty flavor with coffee and chocolate, but itís weak and nearly watery. Pathetic for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3637) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Bottle. Smoked, roasted peat-like aroma that is somewhat faint in nature. Roasts are apparent, though. Mostly opaque dark-brown/black with a small tan head. Roasted, burnt, bitter, bah, monotony cookie-cutter "imperial stout". Crap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2005 Bottle (12oz). Poured almost opaque black with a big light brown/dark brown mixed rocky-creamy head. Aroma had tons of dark chocolate, deep roast malt, yeast (almost like mild cottage cheese), some winey fruits and plenty of loamy peat. Taste is very bitter, but in a metallic-soil way, some cream and chocolate and hops in the mix, but I canít get the dirt out of my mind. Itís also quite dry and almost woody. Light bodied for the type, creamy and minerally. Starts really well, but itís just a little too metallic-harsh for me to give it a big thumbs up; more of a strong porter than an Impy Stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (4083) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2005
Dark brown with a somewhat loose head. Lots of dried fruit in the aroma, particularly raisin, perhaps dates. Leading edge of the chocolate, but a very curious mix of flavours begins to disturb me. A little bit chemical and astringent, somewhat lactic in my opinion. Really not very enjoyable among imperial stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2005
BOttle. Nose-prune, raisin, fig, dusty. Taste-amazingly dull, musty taste. After such a big nose, the flavor is amazingly flat. Finish is like cigarette smoke. Raw, raisin, rough taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Iím not really sure whatís "Imperial" about this stout as it reminds me of Guiness and other basic stoutswith the exception of a mellow honey aftertaste.

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