lmdolgoff (5) - Winchester, California, USA - MAY 20, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One fine beer,I look forward to it every year.
coopec (20) - Portland, Connecticut, USA - MAY 16, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A beer that hits you hard without letting you know its doing it. Great flavor, smooth from start to finish.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 15, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like the chocolate coffee flavor. Nice dark sweet malt with little hop bitterness.
qwikstreet (43) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2002
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2003 I was not impressed and neither was my tongue. Yuck!
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very deep dark roastiness prevades the senses with a nice hop bitterness followed by a slight malt sweetness as it finishes. A very nice solid stout!
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iíll have to be the sole dissenter and say this beer is not for me. I much prefered the youngs chocolate stout. Alcohol very evident until it was at room temperature in both aroma and flavor. More burnt than roasted. Salty. Excellent palate. Admittedly very complex and fascinating, I just didnít particularly like it.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2002
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
01/02 version. Beautiful deep black beer, with a nice creamy brown head. Starts sweet, full middle, of extremely dark malt, bitter chocoalte, this finish is bitter chocolate. Alcohol comes through in the taste, and it defnately warms up my stomach. Now too bad I didnít have this beer in winter, rather than, in the beginning of spring. Flavors become more intricate, more interesting the more I taste. Highly reccomended.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very busy beer and my headís spinning a little, but Iíll do my best to sort it all out. First, this beer looks mysterious - black, yes, but edged in red browns and a medium dark head fading quickly to an lively but greyish top layer. It looks like something lurks in there all right. The nose does have alca-cocoa, but also, leather. Yup, like a harness room in autumn. In the mouth it starts rough and roasty at first but heads quickly toward chocolate syrup and, here is where it gets really weird, I get an intense salty sensation as the stuff oil-thickens down. Aftertaste is all chocolate, the most chocolate, I can honestly say, Iíve experienced in any beer, even in those with cocoa additives. Too chocolate? Maybe so, but itís a hell of a treat and I thank Aubrey for the adventure.
jbak (110) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 5, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pure velvet, I love this beer. Smooth, rich creamy, great chocolate taste does not overpower. Did not know this was considered an Imperial Stout, I couldnít taste the alcohol at all!! Well maybe a little as I fell out of my chair!!
ravidesai (937) - Bombay, INDIA - APR 30, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A nice imperial stout.
very heavy roasted malt aroma.
great taste , very smooth with notes of coffee and chocolate.
despit being very malty it has a good hop balance.