loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JAN 16, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark brown with a light brown head. The aroma was chocolatey, roasty, woody, with a touch of alcohol. The flavor was full, well rounded...with roasty chocolate. Crisp feel, not too thick...semi-dry feel. Thanks BBB63!
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - JAN 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque black color with a light brown head. Chocolate, coffee and pretzel aroma. Nice rich chocolate, coffee and pretzel flavors. Very crisp feel with a dry hops finish.
zathrus13 (1684) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A black pour, with a tan head. Aromas of chocolate, malt, and coffee. Flavors are coffee, bitter chocolate, and some roastiness too. Pretty good, but not top notch.
SpringsLicker (3035) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to MrFacto for this one!
A vigorous pour right into the middle of the snifter raised a small head that quickly became a tan ring around the edge of the glass. Opaque black in color.
This has a powerful entoxicating aroma! I love it, and this hasn’t even warmed up yet! Chocolate, coffee, rich roast malt, alcohol, very complex and inviting. Just the right thing for a night approaching single digit temperatures here in the Tennessee Mountains.
The flavor is mildly bitter delivered on a smooth medium palate. There was no date on this bottle to indicate it’s age, but I think this one would have improved with a bit more time. Still a decent Imperial Stout.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Santa for this brew! Coffee, unsweetened chocolate, and alcohol fill the aroma. Body is black with a thin mocha head. Very light Imperial Stout, taste is dominated by coffee which is real plesant. A tad thin, but it’s a nice brew.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with decent head. No overwhelming aroma’s just a little coffee and chocolate. Sweet stout flavor to start fades to a bitter finish. Thin body. Just lacks in almost every category.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - NOV 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep brown, near black in color. Decent light brown head leaves good lacing behind. Coffee and chocolate are the big aroma’s that I notice. A little thin, perhaps my expectations are a bit much with this style. Very big flavors of deeply roasted grain, chocolate and coffee. Hops increase in bitterness towards the finish. Decent beer.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tons of sweet dark chocolate in the aroma, smells like icing on a cake, very rich and warm. Some roasty coffee notes sit behind it as well. Pours ebony with a tall light tan head that leaves thick lacing behind. Taste is very coffee/chocolate rich mocha, sweet roasty and rich. Very impressive richness to this brew, smooth but still very powerful. Lots of hops in the finish to balance out the sweetness a bit. Bitter coffee trails off in the aftertaste. Very well done stout, alcohol hidden very well, nice thickness, and damn good overall personality.
Pailhead (4362) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Coffee is the most dominant aroma. Dark chocolate too. Pours a dark brown, virtually black with a small tan head that is gone pretty quickly. Strong coffee flavor with some dark chocolate. Doesn’t quite have the same bite as an imperial stout. Thinner than most imperials. Not the strong alcohol presence as most imperials. This is very good, just seems more like a regular stout than an imperial.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle: thick pour – as dark as the sky on a cool, moonless fall night. Wonderful dark chocolate aroma, with wisps of vanilla, toffee and coffee beans. Outrageously thick palate, gooey chocolate laced with a very pleasant coffee bitterness. An elegant desert, wow.