Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours the darkest brown, almost black coclor. Small light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, sweet brandy/alcohol, and a little roasted coffee. Flavor is full of sweet milk chocolate, with a roasted malty kick to it. Slick oily palate.
Swindy (1) - Hudson, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2005 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Opened the bottle and the aroma was wonderful. Tasted great. May be my new faborite.
sfontain (842) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty much opaque black; smallish, brown head; barely any lacing. Aroma quite chocolatey; fair amount of caramel; medium roasty; amazingly low alcohol. Big, rich flavor--chocolate, vanilla, light coffee; again, barely any alcohol for the 9%. Big, rich, frothy in the mouth; finish is barely bitter but not too hoppy. You have to let this warm up, but once you do...excellent. Really great stout.
liquidcrack (45) - Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. pours nice dark color, aroma with the usual imperial stout hints. taste is too thin for my imperial taste. seems to fall short of the other local imperial stouts. a good 4 lengths behind Ringneck’s Imp stout.
Oakes (13426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Dough77 for this one! Black colour. Aroma has a lot of chocolate, light roast with some plum notes. It has a rich, deep, chocolatey character with burnt fruitcake roastiness that adds accent to the background. Rich, chewy and well-crafted. Finishes intensely with coffee, tons of malty sweetness and balancing alcohol.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2005 Dark brick red body with a thin but lasting mocha colored head. Appetizing roasty and hoppy aromas. Good hop flavors and bitterness balance solid sweet and roasty malts. Very good.
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cocoa Pebbles, short-lasting head. Sweet maltiness in a glass. Very well-balanced. Distinct malt, hop, and sweet components that make me want to try and re-try again. Another solid beer from Great Lakes.
Zeswaft (1455) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2007 I tried rating this but my fucking wireless internet wouldnt connect to whatever the fuck so i had a real review but not anymore. it tasted a lot like coffee and it was good
WabashMan (1017) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really nice stout from GL. A lot of really good coffee and chocolate flavors and a good roast character. Nice nose, but lack much head which really can make a stout beautiful.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 5, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black as night black with a decent brown head that leaves some lacing in my glass, chocolate, coffee, and tobacco aromas. Burnt coffee, chocolate and roasted nutty flavors, full bodied with a thick and creamy mouthfeel, has a nice smokey bitter finish, alcohol very well hidden, drinks like a regular stout, very nice.