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 (3149) - 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 (1135) - 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 (4536) - 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 (4889) - 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.
BBB63 (5751) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque black with large creamy light brown head. Excellent lacing. Full-bodied. Heavy malty aroma, bittersweet chocolate and expresso nose, hints of smoke and spruce. Chocolate undertones to a bitter taste, finishes clean however. Very creamy and lively mouthfeel. Moderate alcohol level also detected on the palate. Rivals Youngs Double Chocolate stout for best of the genre, outstanding beer, highly recommended.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2003 Dark brown as it pours but settles solid black in the glass with a pencil width high head of tight creamy foam of light leathery brown color, much like light chocolate, which is fitting for this stout. Some strings and spots of lace.
Smell is nose smacking gorgeous goodness of very sweet and rich chocolate with a nice dark fruit mixing in there of bananas, dark cherries, and starfruit. One great whiffer!
Taste is more scruptious sweet chocolate, moderately twinged and tanged at first, a bit hefty and dark, touch of burntness, smooths out leaving traces of dark fruits and a super nice thick luscious drying sense. Some sweet tingly senses introduced as well in this flavor packed punch of a stout. Its not to complex, but its fulfilling in a simple sense and tone. Rockin' good! Feel is pretty heavy and full, lightly sweet hold at the start, goes smooth, creamy, and boldly drying and tingly into the finish.
This is a supurb stout and highly enjoyable and I recommend it highly. Those of you who can readily pick this stuff up, you don't know how lucky you are. Awesome stuff!
haddon90 (1385) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice stout! Sweet chocolate with a hint of coffee! A very good flavor. A nice mix and balance of chocolate and hops. A very excellent beer.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Black with light brown head. Roasted chocolate and coffee aromas. Full flavor, impressive balance of loads of chocolate with malt and hops, not just a stout with some added chocolate flavoring. Finish starts out sweet and chocolatey, ends a bit more bitter with taste of alcohol. Excellent beer, serves well as a dessert.