roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2005 Poured a thick jet black color with virtually no head, though some mild carbonation near the surface. Aroma is rich roasted caramely malts, roasted nuts, and chocolately mocha goodness. Flavor is incredibly chocolately, roasted malts, slight roasted nut undertone, slight liqorice, and some warming alcohol flavor. Overall, this is one of the best imperial stouts ive tried to date.
bipolarbear (6) - Paterson, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2005 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
05-06. Ohhhhhh yessssss. Pours a little like syrup. No head to speak of. Aroma reminds me of a cool evening at a bonfire. Smokey, dark chocolately smoothness. Like drinking chocolate velvet. Nice bitter aftertaste, much more enjoyable than Rasputin Stout.
Have a bit of a cold...will try again at a later time. I got a case for $28.00. This price blows the doors off similar types of beers costing in the $9 to 12 dollar a six range.
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Finally have a chance to try this stout with the fall months rolling in, and it did NOT disappoint. Dark brown pour with a gorgeous (but small) dark tan head. Taste is deep and smoky, with some sweet malt notes but only enough to balance out the closing bitterness and alcohol. As solid as it gets from the glorious Imperial style.
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2008 Pours black with a thin tan head (almost no head though). Aroma has a lot of coffee and chocolate as excpected. Flavor is a little bit sour at first, with some nice coffee flavors followed by chocolate flavor. the finish is medium long and bitter. A well done and nicely balanced Stout.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2007 ’05-’06. Pours black with large creamy tan head, that gradually fades to a cover, nice lacing. Aroma is chocolate and roasted notes. Initial flavor is bitter coffee and dark chocolate, this gives way to a some sweeter chocolates, dark fruit and toffee flavors underneath. Full bodied, thick and chewy, a bit on the syrupy side. The finish is bitter, burnt, acidic coffee and alcohol.
Ughsmash (7426) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (Winter ’04-’05). Picture-perfect deep black pour with a wonderful creamy caramel-colored head... which unfortunately didn’t stick around for too long. Rich aroma of sweet and dark chocolates, toffee, caramel, and lots of roastiness. Dark chocolate leaves a great first impression in the mouth. Smooth, creamy, and medium-heavy bodied on the palate. Other flavors included caramel, toffee, roasted barley, and some coffee-like bitterness. Finish was long, roasty, and chocolatey. Alcohol didn’t play too much a part in the flavor, but it provided some warmth in the finish. Excellent stout!
blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Vintage 2004. Pours black with a small foamy light-brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, light hops and roasted malt. Smells great, tastes even better. The flavour of dark chocolate, coffee, hops and sweet malt is delicious -- now this is a Stout! WOW! Body is creamy and smooth. Not only is this perhaps the best Stout I’ve ever had but it’s close to one of the best beers I’ve ever had. Fantastic.
rafalweb (11) - USA - OCT 14, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really good beer. Full bodied to the extent that after finishing it, I was no longer hungry. Pours very dark. I was expecting more of a head, but I love dark tan heads, and this beer has a dark tan head. Reminds me of chocolate and caramel. Leaves a bit of an aftertaste that I wasn’t crazy about, but that didn’t detract from the great aroma and sweet/chocolate flavor. Proud that this is a Brooklyn brew, I grew up not far from there. I love the Brooklyn beers.
Tmoney99 (12410) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black color with a large light brown creamy head that diminshed slowly with good lacing. Heavy roasted chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. Moderate sweet flavor with a sweet finish of average duration.
Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice brownish head. Flavorful, rich aroma and nice dark appearance. Full tasting, complex, chocolate flavored.