PorterPounder (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong, chocolate, coffee aroma with a bit of trailing alcohol. Bittersweet chocolate taste with a touch of licorice for good measure. Alcohol is evident - but not overpowering - bu tyou know it is there. Not quite as smooth as I would have liked - but overall still a damn good Imperial Stout.
Aurelius (3844) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Menacing alcohol, chocolate and vanilla nose with some prunes or stewed fruit. Pours like NY sludge with a big cascading camel head. Initially presents a little tart and alcoholic, especially if its cold, but then it shifts gears towards the chocolate and coffee end of the spectrum. Long coffee finish. Mouthy, like oatmeal stout.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2001-2002 Vintage. Coffee/chocolate aroma, black, medium cappuccino head, pretty lace. Flavour is roasted bitter coffee. Amazingly bitter, oily, full bodied. Superb!
superman (13) - USA - JUL 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Knocks you straight backwards with power. To the inexperienced, sometimes hard to finish. Heavy, but excellent.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2004 Vin Diesel black with little head and touchy lacing. Smokey chocolate smell with Seattleish yuppie like coffee undertones. Similar flavors as smells but lots of smokey goodness. This was a 2001 bottle, so it is aged. A little acidic and astringent on the palate. Overall it's a good stout but might I suggest a little overrated.
Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 1, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle-RBSG-2/28/03. WOW, nice imperial stout!!! This is on par with old Rasputan if you ask me! these lower alcohol imperials just seem to be much more balanced than the others. very little beige head. dark, oily, surupy appearance-no light through this one!! Dark chocolate bar aroma. notes say "absolutely awesome". nuff said!
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 1, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black with fluffy brown head. Slightly sourish with coffee and chocolate notes.
TipsyMcStager (1127) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Licorice, mild chocolate, molasses and alcohol in the aroma. Pours opaque black, tan head that quickly dissipates. Smokiness, burnt malt in the taste, starts sweet, with a dry finish. Alcohol is present at the end. Chocolate notes are minimal at best. Probably could use some aging.
presario (4521) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 30, 2003
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown head is almost as thick as the beer. Opaque black brew. Aroma of chocolate and licorice. Great lasting finish. Light alcohol burn which enhances the smokiness in the flavour.
thedm (4866) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2003 This brew pours an opaque black body with a large creamy head. It had a strong coffee aroma. It also had a strong alcohol flavor with strong coffee notes.