brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very alcohol aroma,frankly overpowered everything, intial tatste roasted malt,thin,and with an odd aftertaste,but as it warmed that disappeared,palate smoothed out nicely,a pleasant chocolate malt taste became evident and this became a nice Imperial Stout. Must be given a chance to warm
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours thick and nearly black with a thin tan head. Rich and chocolatey aroma with some raisen, hops, leather and a hint of vanilla. Flavors of smoke and burnt grain with some hops and a bit of malty sweetness. Acrid lingering finish. Light bodied for the style.
DYCSoccer17 (3320) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, sampled with members of the San Diego crew...thanks for whomever brought this...roasty chocolate aroma with mild hints of licorice. Fairly faint aroma, and I wish it was more aromatic. Mostly opaque dark brown with a small off-white head. Very roasty coffee-like start with some mildly bitter licorice notes in the finish. Rather bitter. This is OK.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poursa deep brown hue with a halo of an off-white head. Aromas of coffe, chocoalte and anise. Flavors of the same with a lingering tofee/caramel finish,
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a thick, crackling head. Nose is mostly of coffee and alcohol, and taste is similar. The flavors are rough and not extremely complex, just prolonged notes of coffee and charred grain, spiked by the occasional peak of alcohol and licorice. Ends with crisp, dry aftertaste of dark coffee.
OldGrowth (2663) - North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 12oz, from trade with Silphium. Good nose, Cocoa, toosie roll, little earthy, yeasty. Dark orangy brownish black color, small to no head. Bitter flavors, grapefruit, coffee, chocolate. Thinner body, lite oily creamy mouthfeel, bitter fry finsh. Good brew, though kinda one sided. Thank You, Silphium
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a dark brown to black body topped by a medium thick head with some lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and slightly bitter with roasted coffee notes, a little anise and a touch of chocolate. The flavor is sweet yet bitter and very roasty with a touch of coffee. Full bodied and smooth with a touch of dryness.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown. The nose is just as every Imperial Stout should be, full of rich malt aromas (oreo, chocolate, coffee, roast) along with a touch of charred fruit and the perfect amount of hop aromatics, barely any at all. The flavor is fairly deep and chewy, although it isn’t as rich as the aroma suggested. Still very balanced between the coffee, chocolate and charred fruit flavors. A good brew.
jsquire (3465) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark beer with a creamy brown foam head that left moderate lacing and settled into a motled hazy on the surface. The aroma was of molasses, burnt grains and alcohol as it warmed. It had an oily mouthfeel with a little alcohol burn on the tongue. The flavors were mostly burnt coffee beans with a molasses sweetness to it and some hop bitterness in the finish. Pretty mild for an imperial stout, but not a bad beer.
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate on the aroma. Thick dark colour with a surprisngly small tan head, but then again I’m not using the best glass. There is a lot of roast and coffee flavour. It seems to be on the lighter side for an imp stout, but it is pretty good.