Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours large head, dark brown appearance. Aromatic nose , well prepared malts base . Sadly this is slightly pale image of its potential. Flavour: big, dark roast, some light sweetness. Right proportions sure but to thing and lightly spread for such strong beer.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is malty, with some hops, and mild chocolate. Hazy brown, not much head. Mildly coffee flavoured, rather light bodied for the style. Very good!
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark brown, small offwhite head. Aroma is of woody roasted malt, choclate, and almonds.
Flavor is similar, with coffee, and a roasted "woody" body to it. Palate is very smooth. Very nice brew. Thanks to BBB63 for this one!
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Co-rated by Growler... Very dark, burnt orange ale with a small, fizzy, beige head. The nose is burnt and malty with notes of alcohol, espresso, wood, dark chocolate and toffee. Lots of warm alcohol in the flavor along with notes of coffee and more chocolate. Just a touch salty. Full-bodied and creamy with lively carbonation. Lengthy, alcoholic, bitter finish. A great brew for a cold, windy, Winter’s night. The alcohol really takes over though.
GregClow (2806) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark ruby-brown colour with a light tan head. Very roasty aroma. Nody is thinner than I expected, but the flavour is fantastic, with coffee, chocolate and smoky hops. [Toronto Christmas Party ’04]
Gorbalev (2887) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Doug’s. Nice roasted and chocolaty aroma on a pitch black body with a small tan head. Mouthfeel was a little thinner than expected. Tons of lovely chocolate and roasted flavours, along with a good amount of hop bitterness. Strong for sure. I enjoyed this one.
Lubiere (9303) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown with white head, pleasant licorice and chocolate malt in aroma, with smooth alcohol, licorice and moka cake taste. Nice mouthfeel, slightly oily. rich body. (July 31 at Indiana Microbrewers Festival)
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First thing I smelled and tasted with this was the alcohol. The taste is smooth, with hints of malt and coffee, but the body is a little thin for an Imperial. The alcohol is quite prevalent on the aftertaste. I was a little disappointed considering how good their milk stout is.
joshpiledean (315) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep deep dark brown pour, but not quite black. Aroma is rich with coffee, toffee, some dark chocolate. Full mouthfeel, nice and thick. Flavor is wonderful malts, slight alcohol, somewhat sweet, with a dry chocolate tone floating around. Very nice.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 8-10-04: Deep dark red-brown hue. Small quickly dissipating bubbly head. Dark chocolate, woody, vanilla, tofee?, perhaos brandied fruit, all in the aroma. Oily slick body. Coffee, dark fruit, licorice, salty, molasses, sweet flavors. Finishes with bitter hops, and slick sweetness.