Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep brown/black hue with a light brown/tan head with nice cascading lacing. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, a little nutty with a light sourness almost floralness on the nose. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice, smooth, bitter finish. Flavors of the normal coffee, chocolate, but the hops are there that give it a little nudge on the back of the tongue. Very easy to drink and not as over-cloying as many of the other impyís out there. A very drinkable stout similar to rasputin, just not as roasty.
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber into tulip glass, sometime in 2004. 2003 vintage (Maverick label). Smells like a strawberry tinged latte, but not intensely. I wish the aroma were more potent, but still dope. Black in the glass. Remember the show X-Files? Remember the alien black substance that took over peopleís minds? Looks like that. Brown head, fully disapears. Hopsy hopsy hoppity! Is this an IPA stout? More coffee than an IPA, but mostly straight up bitter with some nice grapefruity undernotes. Finish lingers forever. Very impressive. It proves that barrel aging ainít everything, since Oak Yeti depends on all this dopeness underneath to support it. Fantastic stout.
ericnixon (740) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Black color with a dark brown head. Bitter coffee aroma. Huge bitter roasted taste that was just too overwhelming. I corked the bottle to give to a friend because I couldnít finish it. Just because you can make something taste bitter to the point of it being unenjoyable doesnít mean you should.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick, dark, roasty, heavy and caramel-malted aroma. Opaque, with a small head. Some lactose, slightly sour flavor. Not quite as well-balanced as some other I.S.ís. Indeed, like the commercial description says, it is unusually hoppy. The alcohol is quite obvious.
notalush (4852) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[maverick imperial stout 2003] Impressive black pour with one of the darkest tan heads youíll ever see (but it disappears quickly) - warm, inviting alcohol nose, with aromas of vanilla, bourbon, charcoal, hickory - a little on the thin side, dispite this complex and "heavy" aroma - not overly-sweet, with a lot of dark chocolate/espresso bitterness - quite a dry finish for an imperial - starts with a lot of promise, and ends a little lacking.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black body with a light brown head. Light roasted malty aroma with some dark chocolate sweet notes and a nice hoppy touch. Sweet chocolate flavor with hints of some coffee. Finish has a lovely dry bitterness.
CamdenD (1094) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I felt a little let down, especially after the big alcoholic chocolate nose. Smooth Imp Stout, no doubt, but a bit thin on the aftertake, perhaps itís the hops, but I still hugely enjoyed this one.
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
$4.99/22ozíer. Pours like year old motor oil; thick,black and viscous. Dark brown tight head prevails. Moderate aromas of dark chocolate, espresso and roasted malt emmanate from the snifter. Mouthfeel replicates the visual on the pour, thick and oily. Overwhelming blast of bitter-sweet black malts, coffee, and chocolate assault the palate, immediately sliding into a crisp, dry hoppy bitterness which very successfully balances this delicious brew out quite nicely. Admirably well done!!
Zeswaft (1370) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2009 Outstanding imperial stout. Lots of chocolate and coffee. Very tastey and sweet. Not enough hops, i feel. But still awesome. Very thick black and brown head. I still donít understand the lame labels of this brand for such solid products. (Rerate) I havenít had an imperial stout in ages. Holy shit. This is fucking amazing.
Rerate (4/7/09) Iíve been scamming the local grocery store by buying 12oz singles of this at $1.19 for the last 4 months. So Iíve had a good amount of them recently and they arenít as great as i remember.
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has the color of the blackest coffee you can imagin. The froth is creamy and intens warm brown. It has the aroma of freshly burned coffee-beans, caramelized sweet apples, the grill of a uzed BBQ, aromaís of the best bitter black chocolate and caramelized Belgian andives. The taste is soft and smooth. Very much dominated by burned touches of expresso coffee, the blackend edges of an apple-pie, some dark sugar sirup, black tea, real vanilla-stick, again caramelized apple and Belgian andives. The alcohol is well integrated and gives you a slight warm feeling. A very well balanced Imperial Stout.