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 (1390) - 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 (757) - 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.
Palidor19 (2987) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The very defintion of a stout, black as night, dark, rich and flavorful.
mouthfeels feels oily and slick. drink this on rare occasions, a little goes a long way
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a like a Stout on Steroids in some respect. More alcohol, more bitter but just enough, so itís balanced well and strong.
Black color and malted black coffee taste.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black like a coalmine with a big, dense brown head. Wonderful aroma of black coffee, luxury chocolate, pepper and hops with touches of citric fruit. Big chocolately flavour with notes of espresso, roasted malts, toffee, tar and citric hops. Long bitter aftertaste of cocoa, dark chocolate, pepper and hops. A graet beer.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JUN 29, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours a still black with a bit of a tan head. Hoppy aroma. Tons of chocolate with notes of coffee. Dry, bitter hop finish. Also taste a smokey flavor in there as well. A bit bubbly , but it warms very well. Well done, I look foward to opening the Oak Aged next!
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a cascading waterfall....taste was harsh at first, but warmed up to a well mounted blend of chocolate, roasted malts, fueled by some serious hops.
Hangover (1063) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUN 25, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black as night with one of the most spendid heads I have personally seen a beer... almost a shame to drink it. Roasted malts, some chocolate and coffee. Complex taste with a little bit of everything, and quite a lot of hops. Not too sweet, very pleasant mouthfeel and, what i think is a fantastic bitter finish. I love hoppy beers and I think this is a great take on an imperial stout.