Kevin (2066) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 26, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours black with a tan head. sweet roasty nose. flavor fulfils the roast promise from the aroma. touch of chocolate in the finish. this is a bit one sided and leaves a watery mouthfeel. not a bad imp, but not something to write home about.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2005 Y’all are retarded. This is the best imperial stout I’ve ever had. I can only say that though because A I haven’t had too many Impy Stouts and B I don’t like stoutsusually. This one is fine though. Pours a dark garnet hue. Giant Head that lingers on and on. Nose is excellently roasty. So milky as well. Sweet on the tongue. Notes of currants, rum, brown sugar and blackened beef. Sweet and milky with a fair amount of alcohol. Dude it rocks!
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 29, 2004
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a ruby, NOT BLACK, with a lite beige head. Aromas of burnt grains and a little breadiness. Some hops come through but not much. Watery and bland. The only thing that makes this an Imperial is it’s alcohol. Hold it up to the light and you can see right through it,... even in a 30 oz. goblet. Probably the worst Imperial Stout I have ever had. WEAK!
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly black with a small tan head. Roasty vinous aroma with hints of chocolate. Roasted barley flavor with some chocolate notes and a smooth body. Finish is fairly hoppy. Not bad
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2007 03-04 bottle (not sure). Good deep mahogany brown color, very dark, which shows ruby/garnet when held to the light. Big foamy light mocha colored head. Unfortunately it’s quite filtered, lightly transluscent, bordering on transparent. Aroma has lots of chocolate, some light alcohol, a bit of dry nuttiness, dry roast coffee and some mustiness. Flavor is smooth and chocolatey, with only moderate amounts of coffee, and a dry roast that is not heavily bitter. No oiliness, mostly creamy and soft, though not rich. Finish has some dry nuttiness on it, along with a nice lightly spicy hops flavor, that is quite apparent. Pretty good flavors overall, but as it warms, it gets quite thin (and it only starts off with a medium body). Wateriness and thinning flavor are its biggest problems, to be expected from the heavy filtration. Still, a good enough flavor, just on the lighter side. Reminds me of Bert Grants Imp. Stout.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Just too sweet and milky, all the action was happening at the front of the palate, a bit metallic like some of their other beers. Too sweet.
TakushBrewer (19) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A simple imperial stout that is wonderful in its simplicity. It really does mask the alcohol well. Scrumptious.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet aroma without much complexity, nice white head over the dark, mirky body, flavor is full of dark chocolate, malts, toffee and sweet fruit, alcohol is well masked, nice body and an over all dank brew but not the stickiest of icky.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle: Dark ruby brown with a large rocky, white head. Coffee bean and dark dry chocolate aroma. Slight tingle of carbonation on the tongue, but I would have liked a bit more. Rainsiny flavours with molasses and honey. Dark malts seem to mask a bitter hoppiness, but the blended malt and chocolate works alright. This one left me wishing for more: more vinous fruits and more full bitterness, but in the end, just more beer, not bad.
frankR (145) - Davis, California, USA - MAR 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a small completely diminishing head. Liquid is dark red with low carbonation. Nose is malty chocolate. Initial flavor is very sweet, rather watery texture. Body is malty, lots of chocolate and carmel. Finish is bitter, not much hops present. The palate is too watery for an “Imperial Stout”. Overall, not bad, drinkable but nothing really worth remembering.