fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2009 2008-08-26, draught at Cockney Pub, 9-5-8-5-17=44
Black color; the head reduces quickly, but leaving a nice lace. The aroma is a wonderful mix of hops and roasted malt, dark chocolate. Dense flavor, fat roasted malt (and caramel, malt) flavor, some cardboard, maybe glue, alcohol feeling; in the end offering notes of cookies, coffee, strong liquorice; powerful body. Prepotent bitterness, in a long final, with a lot of roasted malt. Huge.
2005-03-13, bottle, 8-5-9-5-18=45
Blackest color; dark brown thick head. Strong aroma: malt, roasted malt, light liquorice. Good structure, not too thick, not too oily; extreme roasted malt character, with coffee, liquorice; very strong hopping with hidden aromas.
Chewy coffee; extremely balanced. Give me more!
JK (4230) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a purple head. Aroma is sweet with malt, coffee, and chocolate. Flavors of sweet chocolate, malt, coffee, and chalk.
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2005 This stout did not fail to impress. Poured black as your momma and gave better head. Toffee flavor and loads of quality hops were a nice addition, would have liked more of an alcohol warming.
More to add: I had another bomber last night this time it was a batch from 2003 and Iíve got to say this stuff ages extremely well. A complexity of flavors coming out of nowhere and the alcohol warming was definitely present after sitting a while. Booyahkasha!
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2005 Pours black with a tall brown head that lasts and leaves medium lacing behind. Rich roasts in the aroma, hints of chocolate and coffee. This stout had a bit more carbonation than I was expecting, it thinned out the heaviness of the brew a bit but still had a good thickness to it. Very balanced taste with rich caramel taste mixed in with the chocolate and a hint of plum fruitiness, finishing with bitterness to balance.
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
hello chocolate. nice looking beer black with thin creamy brown head. chocolate is the only thing i can smell in this beer. the taste is the same with a hint of coffee and a slight hop bitterness at the end. nice smooth creamy mouthfeel. i put off buying this but will definatly buy again.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick and smooth with vanilla and molasses throughout the nose and palate. 75 IBUís is nothing to sniff at either. Very slight burn at the end.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black beer with a good dark beige head. Chocolate and roasty malt aroma. Roasted malt flavor with coffee. Thick and rich, but surprisingly smooth. Good hop bitterness backing the malt. Vanilla and date in the background. Alcohol is there, but in the background.
Tejas (844) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2005 Lots of dark fruity flavors are noticed in the aroma - very enticing.Incredibly smooth creamy finish. 9.5% is not noticeable at all. Despite the high IBUs, it isnít overly hoppy. Extrememly drinkable. Canít wait to buy another bottle. Canít imagine what the Oak Aged rendition tastes like.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured black with absolutely no light coming through. Has a small chocolate milk colored head. This thing smells great!!! its got chocolate, coffee, toffee and is a bit hoppy. Flavor follows suit with a nice roasty sweet malt flavor with chocolate and a hoppy and roasted bitter finish. The mouthfeel is thick and smooth. This is a great imperial stout.
ecbeerguy (86) - East Chicago, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is really strong. I smell it from a couple of feet away. Real thick, with chocolate, very roasted, aroma. I canít make out specifics. Somewhat bitter, with a great lacing, very enjoyable. A bit of a burning sensation at the finish, maybe alcohol. Very, very good.