jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black color with a dark chocolate brown head. The aroma clearly has a baltic porter element along with a port wine and dark fruit twist. A powerful dark chocolate flavor with coffee, wood, and dark fruits. Thanks to hopsrus for the trade.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2004 Black thick and syrupy with a dense cocoa colored head. Has a sweet espresso aroma with notes of coffee, chocolate and tootsie rolls. Hops are also present in the nose. Really smooth and full bodied. Flavor is sweet, chocolatey with a subtle bitterness. Finishes with an alcohol warmth. Empty glass is left with nice even lacing. Very nice imperial, close to the Left Hand.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It doesnt get much darker than this without consuming light. Thin amount of head covering it and an equally thin nose of chocolate, coffee, suprisingly little alcohol. Favor is a little passive for an imperial. It has nice ending bite to it, and with a very smooth mouthfeel. Once the feeling of each sip passes, then the flavor is more distinct. It leaves you with a sweetness and a slightly chalky feel. This wouls be superb with a sweet chocolate desert.
MrDick (335) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 12, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This stout poured into the glass and looked like the motor oil in my car after I've driven for 4000 miles. Black syrup. Tastes are slow to appear. Roasty with fruit. Almost like a cherry candy. Reminds me of a strong port.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - NOV 3, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour very thick black with almost no head. Alcohol content seemed prevalent but in a good way. Left a good palatability in the back of my throat. Had this and Rasputin back to back. Tough call which was better.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
cherry-black body with a thin chocolate head. sweet alcohol and malt aroma with notes of roasted coffee. sweet malt with some sourness to taste. roasted flavor with a hoppy bitterness. finish has evidence of alcohol with a tinge of black cherry to taste.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black with a thin dark tan head. Some lacing.
Big chocolate and roasted aromas. Slightly smokey. Very roasted with some coffee as it warms!
Big, sweet malts. Dark fruits. Nice hop bite to finish but the sweet, dark malt flavor lingers. Alcohol is well hidden.
Big and full-bodied. Thick mouthfeel with a long finish.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 21, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black color with a very tan/brown head, purty! Aroma is very fruity and lightly hoppy with some bitter coffee and chocolate shining through. Flavor is smooth with straight forward flavors and not that present of an alcohol background. Port and dark fruits shine through the most. Finishes with coffee and fruit. Very nice IS, Thanks Indra!
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque. No head. Looks oily. Chocolate and roast malts, almost grape in the background. More of the same in the flavors, roast a bit more pronounced. Nice and creamy palate, and a great balance of flavors cover most traces of alcohol. Very good Imperial.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Near black opaque liquid with a small tight bubbled tan head. Roast/smoke aroma. Flavors of light coffee and dark chocolate: light oaken port qualities. Quite acidic in the finish. Touch of alcohol late. Well made, but just a strong stout. Side by side tasting with Arcadia.