trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2007 One of the thickest beers I’ve ever come across. Pours is midnight black, viscous, with no head. Roasted malts, chocolate, and toffee dominate the nose. Very thick mouthfeel with the same flavors. Light smokiness and caramel come through with it. The end is a nice bitter hop, which is different end for such a heavy beer. Don’t plan on having a heavy meal within 24 hours of this one.
JimJam (4) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours rich and thick, with a nice dark creamy head. aroma is of perfectly roasted malt living in balance with a strong hoppy undertone. velvet mouth feel. the beer has a great start and finishes with a bang, every sip is a joy.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown color with brown head. thick, rich coffee flavor, smoke. finishes kind of bitter. a big, complex experience.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bomber. This one looked great coming out of the bottle. Pours a dark, oily black with a brown rocky head that has an almost orange tint to it. Very cool. Molasses, roasted coffee, and chocolate dominate the aroma. The taste has a lot of bitter chocolate and coffee. Nice and thick in the palate. This is one phenominal stout.
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2005
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
While it looks great, the aroma of this beer led me to believe I would be sampling an average imperial stout. Boy, was I wrong. In the mouth there’s a whole range of flavors that make this a very complex imperial stout. I would say that it rivals Stone’s.
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge imperial stout. Massive aromas of hops and a good amount of alcohol. Flavor is deep and roasted, bitter chocolate, espresso and a wallop of hops. Nice dry finish with a bitterness that creeps up the sides of your tongue.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2006 Pours black with nice brown head, mostly diminishing, nice lacing. The aroma is big and roasted, lots of chocolate, some fruity esters, some citrus hops, a bit of alcohol. The flavor is very dark bitter chocolate, roasted coffee, dark fruit, caramel, a touch of citrus comes at the end. The texture is thick and creamy, very coating. The finish is long and warming.
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with a small of white head that diminishes quickly. Aroma has a lot of chocolate some coffee some hops and a few other aromas, however the most powerfull aroma is definitly the chocolate. The flavor again has a lot of chocolate and coffee. The finish is long and bitter. there are some hops in the finish as well. A very well done Imperial stout!
skortila (4602) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[RBG Low Countries 2005] (Sampled) Full and strong aroma of roasted coffee malts. Cloudy, black/brown coloured with a brown, lasting head. Taste is (hop)bitter and a bit sweet. Roasted coffee malts. Good body.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. Black as night and opaque. I couldn’t see a halogen light through it! Luxurious brown head with superb lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, some floral hops, and subtle alcohol. Tongue coating wonderful mouthfeel. Coffee and roasted malt flavors give way to woodsy hops that keep coming on stronger in a dry finish. Delicious and complex, this is an excellent Imperial Stout.