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 (4665) - 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.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Such a tastey beer! So dark, so malty, so alcoholic! So hopsidy! So so sooooo! This, I do believe is the best Imperial stout I have had. Yummy yum yum!
adrian910ss (2378) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a pitch black color with a very thick creamy beige head. Aroma is unusually hoppy for an imperial stout. Slight coffee scent and malts also detected in scent. Flavor is very hoppy with hints of coffee and sweet chocolate. Different, but great.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber from kms399 acquired via a recentt rade. pours like old used motor oil, thick and black! a dark tan head fades to a lucious ring of lace and chases its way down the glass with every sip. aroma of deep roast malt and coffee. flavors are more of the same with hints of bittersweet chocolate and high hop bitterness. a solid impy, but the roasted flavors are a bit overpowering and seemingly unbalanced for my palate. thanks Ken for this one and the great trade.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice imperial stout. Pours an opaque black with a dark head. Flavor is dominated by chocolate malt up front with a warming coffeeish finish. A great beer for a cold autumn night.