Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cocoa aroma and flavor is carried nicely by the soft belgian texture and carbonation. This is not an intense imp stout, but rather smooth and dry.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (8.4%): Pours ruby black with a medium, lasting tan head. Berrys, raisins, chocolate, coffee, toffee and port wine. Brilliant aroma. Full soft mouthfeel. Sweet caramel and chocolate start, with a very fruity mid. Some woody notes come through too. Finish is suprisingly bitter and dry. Alcohol perfectly disguised, just a slight warming sensation. Top stuff.
badgerben (4767) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a black color with a medium head. Aroma is quite bourbony with a healty malt dosage. Rich malt taste with hits of coffee and strong roasts. The alcohol doesn’t even make an appearance. Very subdued for an Impy Stout and I like it!
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My bottle states 8.4% with the 9% crossed out. Pours a deep deep brown with a wonderful pillow of an off-white head. Lacing is also excellent. Aromas of soy, caramel, roasted nuts, a little yeasty. Flavors of coffee, chocolate, a little cherry and there is a yeasty funk about it that makes it one of the most unique Imperial stouts I’ve tried. Fairly dry on the palate with hints of spices. Medium bodied.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Quite a bit of yeasty fruit aroma in this. Sweet smeel with a bit of a soy smell. This one pours a opaque black with a pleasing light brown head. It has a very beliagn feel to it. Mostly malt flavour with a pleasing mildly bitter taste. A tad bit of roast flavour shows through with just the right amount of hops.
DocLock (9243) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Obsidian pour with a big, tan head. Aroma of malt, big chocoff, and some fruit. Tastes malty, with more chocoff and a solid finishing merlot element. Dense palate, yet very smooth. A truly Herculean stout.
MiP (14738) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 8.4% ABV. Fruity, salty, sweet aroma. Almost black colour, very big semi-stable head. Roasted, sweet acidic flavour with slightly sour coffee aftertaste. The flavour is good, but the aftertaste is brilliant.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled - ABV (also) read 8.4%. Deep brown, almost black colour with a fine beige head. Aroma is very dry and roasted with nice hints of chocolate. The malty and sweet flavour is nicely balanced by the bitter finish. At first it seems quite mild but due to the dryness (I think) the taste just lingers on. Good stuff but what could you expect from a Belgian stout?!?
TBone (15528) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, alc. 8.4% (BB 06/2005)
Opaque black, huge cloudy brown head. Aroma has some sweetness, lots of roast, coffee beans and chocolate with mild hops added. Medium to full-bodied. Full of malts and chocolate, hints of sugar, nicely hopped. Bitterish roasted aftertaste with some burning alcohol, which makes this a bit unbalanced. Some yeast in the bottle. Excellent stout.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2005 Bottle. The 9% on the label has been crossed over and under it in hand writing it says 8.4%. Dark red-brown almost black color and a nice head. There a small fish swimming around in it, a good sign. Fruity roasted aroma and a sweet fruity taste. Medium body and a sweet light alcoholic finish.