Crit (3218) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I disagree, but its been awhile since I had it.
Creamy lasting brown head. Good roasted malt flavor. Much too thin for a stout
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very silky head, looks like dessert in a glass. Good deep taste compliments the appearance.
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2002
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
SMOOOOOOTH!!! This beer has a beautiful appearance with a silky head on a jet black body. I expected more of a malt/hop wallop but it is just nice and easy all of the way. A sipping beer, like drinking dessert all the way through dinner. You have to lick the foam from your lips like a milk mustache. Roasty nose but low aroma overall. An Imperial Stout worthy of a good score.
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I am not a fan of nitrogenated beers--the syrupy viscosity seems strident to my preferences--however--for many--i am sure this beer will garner high accolades from many. Oil like in color with an accumulation of large bubbles on top, this beer emanates a deep and rich coffee smell with overtones of chocolate and an undertone of alcohol. Accordingly, this beer is very rich in flavor, having a dark chocolate dessert beer feel with the addition of raisins/prunes? The alcohol curiously has a heavy impact on taste (though this site says only 5.4% alcohol. Reminiscent in some ways of Old Rasputin Imperial Stout--and thus, is a beer truly for the stout of heart!