TheBeerGod (5347) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark mahogany. Pillowing frothy brown head. Nose is light molasses, caramel, light hops, milk chocolate and sweet malts. Itís a little on the thin side though. Taste is more milk chocolate notes, light caramel, mild piney hops, and creamy malts. Body is smooth and creamy. Light carbonation feel. Finish is milk chocolate and hops. Light bitterness. Sweet malts and notes of caramel. Kind of tastes like hints of Whoppers candy with light hops.
Tejas (882) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big creamy head that falls somewhat quickly. Nice roasty flavors thatís not heavy on the fruit. A good everyday stout that Iíd drink again.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Actually anice beer smooth creamy mocha and roast notes. very soft and drinkable. chocalate and caramel notes someindistict bitterness. well done session Imperial.
flemdawg (533) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with ruby edges and a firm decent sized tan head that left some good lacing. Lots of milk chocolate/cocoa in the aroma with hints of butter toffee and coffee. The taste had more bitter chocolate than milk chocolate, roasted malts, some carlel and molasses. Sort of watery for an imperial stout and a bitter lingering taste.
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
220z bottle. Brown with a tan head. Roasty, chocolately aroma. Coffee notes. Caramel and chocolate aroma. Very malty flavor with little or no hop character. Rich and thick palate. Nice beer.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Brown with a tan head. Not as tark as a typical imperial. Aroma is carmel/choco;ate like, and is more like an imperial porter. Flavor is very malty with little hop character. Carmel malts dominate. Not really an imperial, but a nice tasty strong ale of sorts. Well made, righ and thick. Reminds me of Stone 8th.
walleye (1067) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from the ottle poured deep mahogany with brown head. aroma, cocoa, chocolate, molasses, dark cherries, malts, honey, alcohol, floral, coffee. flavor bitter sweet chocolate, cherry juice, grapes, hints of honeyhints of alcohol. dry mouth feel. all flavors were on the weak side
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This imp. stout isnít quite black, more like a dark cherry red when the light hits it balancing a tall light tan head above that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma strikes quickly with milk chocolate and roasted coffee, light hints of fruit alongside. A bit thinner of a mouthfeel, lighter weight for an imperial stout, kind of a cocoa taste at the front of the palate with an almost chocolate covered fruit taste in the middle. Not as roasty as I was expecting, more of a liqour taste mixed in. Finishes fairly dry with a smoothed out bitterness to balance it out. Very smooth and creamy, but a bit thin.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyable as a stout, but not on par with some of the higher end efforts. When I hear imperial, I expect to be hit with the kitchen sink. This seems like a incomplete attempt. Aroma is of coffee, nutiness, slightly vinous. Flavour is a malty, creamy chocolate with a decided lack of hoppiness in the finish. Mouthfeel is creamy but it seemed a bit thin. I still liked it though and would have no problem knocking a few back.
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2005
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful aroma thatís sorta choco but also has a slight note of alcohol. Nice smooth mellow flavor thatís not overbearing like some other imperial stouts. Itís a little on the watery side, but very good nonetheless.