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.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hell-oh imperial stout. Fantastick. This stuff really just knocked my socks off. Thick and full, dark in colour with a nice tan-ish head. Chocolate all over this thing and malts. Roasted something with a background of hops poking though every once in a while. Check this on out if you can.
zathrus13 (1685) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, with a large chocolate head. Aromas are roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and some fruit. Tastes are coffee, citrus fruit, roasted malt, chocolate, and bitter hops. Body is on the thick side. Pretty good, but not my favorite IS...
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong chocolate, roasted malts, plenty of orange/herbal hops in the very appealing aroma. Opaque black body is topped by two fingers of dark brown head that recedes to cover. Huge, sweet malty flavour with plenty of orangey hop character and a creeping roastiness that emerges in the finish. Becomes more and more coffee-like as it warms. Lucious, thick, rich, decadent mouthfeel. Full-bodied with a smooth, creamy texture. Very sticky. Bottle (marked 9/04 - traded Dec. 2004). Thanks, Kawa!
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque with a dark firm head. Very nice aroma, itís actually described fairly well in th e product description. Flavour is similar to the aroma. Lots of flavour but itís on the lighter roast side for a stout.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Danke to kawa for this...an unbelievable dark beer, completely opaque, tons of foamy tan head that faded down to a thin layer. A huge roasted malt aroma, slightly burnt, both of which are mirrored in the taste. Also included are nice chocolate and coffee flavors that especially come out in the aftertaste, which is not overly bitter, even with the hops and the high IBUís. I could drink this beer all night, which I might have to, since I opened the 22 ozíer and have no one to share with.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Side by side done with the oak aged Yeti
Black with a dark, oily tan head. Lots of spotty lacing. Big malt bill. Complex. Roasty, bitter, and very vinous. Port and tobacco. Grapes and figs. Brown sugar and alcohol. Bitterness comes thorugh first in the flavors. Then a sharp and acrid bite of fruits. Chocolate coffee come out next. The roast blends in well. Alcohol is almost hidden, but shows itself towards the tail. Thick but not cloying. Bitter and sharp finish of dark malts.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark beer with a brown head. Aroma is licorice and dark chocolate flavour is the same with grapefruit hops sneaking up underneath.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Holy crap it pours like motor oil. Viscous like black tar or mucous. Smelled sweet with light hints of alcohol. Very port like aroma. Pitch black color. Taste was woody with lots of cofee, some molasses possibly or toffee. Decent malt presence, only slightly bitter with hops. This is probably the coolest looking beer ever. So damned thick like a milkshake. Not much in the flavor spectrum, will have to try again.
ElGaucho (2141) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Chocolate milk shake aroma. Very brown head, rootbeer floatish. Nice lace. Bittersweet chocolate. Alcohol is noticeable. A little cloying. Higher alcohol and better than Lost Coast 8-ball stout, which is a similar brew.