Kinz (2968) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Kawa for this one! Pours black, dark tan head that slowly fades to a ring. Aroma of chocolate, a bit of coffee, and warming alcohol. Flavor of dark chocolate, a bit of coffee, and hint of dark fruit. This is an enjoyable, drinking Impy Stout, doesn’t have to be sipped. Nice.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a giant, frothy on bottom, rocky on top, light brown head. Roasted nose with some sweet vanilla. Strong french vanilla coffee taste with some dark chocolate in the finish. Alcohol hidden very well. Another awesome surprise from my Secret Santa!!
igneous1 (1467) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very deep brown color, not opaque, head is light brown, somewhat lasting. aroma is loaded with cocoa, vanilla, and some alcohol. flavor is heavily roasted, mild chocolate, raisin and woodiness. alcohol is fairly well hidden in flavor.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JAN 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was included as 1 of 12 Imperial Stouts in a tasting I hosted on 1/2/05. This brew was in the top 5, it has excellent balance and a bit of spicy character that distinguishes it. Overall very good.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
thx to elnadeau for sharking
black pour, creamy with some bite, a nice imperial.
Odeed (1751) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 31, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2006 this is my first drake’s beer.poured a black body with no head at all.the aroma was a mixture of bitter and a little sweet.the flavor was very nice.including a bit of coffee,roasted malts,and a little bitter finish.i personally like it alot.
RE-RATE:5-31-06:this time the brew did have a nice thick chocolaty head.nice flavors of cocoa,chocolate,and raosted coffee.i think i like it this time around even more.
jgb9348 (3964) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pitch black coloured body with a very thin light brown head. Aroma of coffee, cardboard, light prunes and roasted malt. Medium-bodied; Strong roasty malt flavour with a coffee twang and some pit fruit in the finish. Aftertaste a bit bitter, but doesn’t show off the chocolate flavours at all. Overall, lacking in so many ways-truly a sub-par Imperial Stout. I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased at BevMo in Danville, California on 23-November-2004 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Jeppe (2631) - Řlbutikken, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thick foamy light brown head on a beautiful pitch black body. Lots of coffee, roasted malt and sweet fruity notes in the aroma with some alcohol also. Harsh roasted flavor with a burned tone and bitter hops in the finish. Full taste but rather sharp and not very complex, it almost hurts on the tongue. Weird.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a little more thin than I expected, but black with a rich khaki head none the less...smell is coffee, chocolate, alcohol...taste is a little thin, but still has the chocolate in the body with a subtle coffee and alcohol finish...quite nice...didn’t seem as high as 9% for sure...still a little thin for my liking...
Mads Langtved (2246) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Qute nice Stout. A bit roasted and smoked. Very black. I would like to have seen some more bitterness in the finish.