sunevdj (3424) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Quite sweet, with aromas of chocolate and a hint of sweet liquirish. Quite sticky and full. Very nice. I prefer this to the oak aged version.
joergen (22879) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown coloured with an off white head.
Light roasted aroma with notes of coffee and chocolate.
Roasted flavour of chocolate, coffee and vanilla.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge notes of vanilla in the nose, very roasty, lots of coffee and some notes of bourbon. Very dark brown body with a red tint, small tan head. Roasty and bitter flavor, lots of coffee flavor.
thegreenrooster (3455) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a jet black with no head. Aroma is a stong chocolate and coffee with a touch of alcohol. Flavor is bitter chocolate with a touch of vanilla. The aroma is by far better than the flavor. Not the best impy stout but it has plenty to offer.
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from HEB. mellow aroma for an imperial stout...just hints of roast, bread. black, with big tan head. medium/heavily bodied. the malt is at the fore here, and it’s great. finish is a mix of warming alcohol and an excellently mild roasty finish. if you are a hardcore imperial stout fan, this might not do it for you, but I quite like it. Just wish there was more in the aroma
Zeswaft (1446) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick and black. Very little head of a slightly off-white. Sweet roasted aroma with a little alcohol. Flavor is lacking the big imperial stoutness. It has the same thick texture but tastes more like a very roasty stout. I think I kind of detect some coconut. The bottle says 10.4% abv. and it is well hidden. This imperial stout is average to slightly above average. Then again, anything is better than the samuel smith imperial stout.
adrian910ss (2412) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown color, almost black but not quite, with no head, a slight white lacing. Aroma is very chocolaty with lots of malts present. Taste is very chocolaty and malty as well with slight hints of coffee and vanilla. I would call this a light imperial stout as it lacks the strength of a good imperial stout. But overall, not bad and quite enjoyable.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep dark brown and has a decent creamy head. Coffee and chocolate with a basic hop character and malt too. A bit of very slight burn after the finish, but it’s not bothersome at all. Not a bad beer at all.
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Took some coaxing to get a head on this, but it pours a deep brown with a bit of amber at the edges. Aroma is chocolate, but with hints of vanilla. Or maybe that’s the alcohol in the aroma (my bottle says 10.4%). Mouthfeel is thick, but flavor is pretty light. A bit of chocolate, a twang of alcohol, a little sweet, but it doesn’t quite make ya go "yum". From Grapevine in Austin.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
like the guy below me said, middle of the road in the IS department. Had a strange oily texture to the palate. Wasn;t feeling that part.