HoosierDadday (13) - USA - JUL 24, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The flavor is good, and it’s just about the only thing about the beer I wouldn’t describe as terrific. The scent is almost a mochachino/beer. Taste is a little bitter, but still a very good stout.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A sight of beauty, thick mocha head, espresso body. Aroma is chocolate, espresso, cream, alcohol. Taste is of Bitter Chocolate and malt. Somewhat dissapointed, but a good beer none the less. Thanks to EyeDrinkAle for this one!
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tried this in winter. awesome stout. you get assalted with chocolate favor. just great. very dark. creamy head.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2004 One of my favorite Imperial Stouts. Dark black with a big creamy tan head. Terrific chocolate malt aroma and flavor.
Heavy bodied but smooth as silk. You hardly notice the alcohol.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Imperial Stout Night. Been hanging onto this one for the appropriate time. Looks like it has finally arrived. I’m going to say this, Old Heathern was terrific, this is even better. Chocolately, roasty, cherries, did I say Chocolate. This is definitely a desert beer if there is such a thing. Slight difference is this one has a wee bit stronger kick with all the props to boot. Best Brooklyn to date. Yet to experience the Monster. Again, EC orders should have a bottle or two of this one as well.
Flipbrewer (33) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 14, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Winter 02-03 Bottling Large, dense and creamy mocha colored head that lasted a good while; very good lacing. Strong, enticing dark chocolate aroma layered with a slightly smoky roastiness, some fruitiness and bit of a red wine-like acidity. Flavor upfront was moderately sweet and malty accompanied by a very present semi-sweet dark chocolate character. Mid-palate had some fruitiness with a slight acidity and a pleasingly subtle alcohol warmth that lasted into the finish. Wonderfully long lasting finish and aftertaste that was absent the usual sharpness of black malt/roasted barley. Instead it was reminiscent of toasted pastry crust, coffee, and burnt currant; all set off nicely by a mild bitterness. Palate was full bodied with a silky-velvety texture that was enhanced by a soft carbonation. Very smooth and quite easy drinking for and imperial stout. The complex finish is what really captivated me about this beer. This would go well with a nice Sachertorte or a dark chocolate-raspberry mousse cake. Thanks to DocLock for sending me TWO of these!
bmanLS (134) - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
There is a flavor explosion going on in this one. It starts out with a creamy cholocate flavor as it enters your mouth and finishes with a dry smack of coffee. In between, who the hell knows, my mouth was confused or overwhelmed trying to detect what was going on. It has a thick black pour with a tan brown head and just the right amout of carbonation. Alcholol %8.5, Ha..., I can’t even tell there is alcohol in this stout. The mix of flavors just buries the alcohol. I got 23 of these babies left to go. Can’t wait to enjoy them all. B_man says...... If you enjoy stouts, try this out!
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic black liquid that oozes out of the bottle like treacle and forms a smalll light brown head. Strong chocolatey nose with coffee. Strong roasted malt taste with all the complex chocolatey coffee flavour you would expect and the long warming chocolate finish. Pure luxury.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Mild, understated, nicely balanced stout. Subtle flavors and aromas, alcohol is very well hidden- the antithesis of inyourface extreme beers.
blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m normally not a huge fan of imperial stouts however, this is just tasty! It’s nice bitter and roasted flavors meld together like heaven with the chocolate flavors. It’s a well balanced beer whose flavors will just make you smile. It is also surprisingly not hard to drink at all and is very creamy and smooth on the palate. If the alluring smell doesnt make you a fan yet, the great taste will. A winner all the way.