NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kinda light for an Imperial stout. Dark brown/red pour topped w/ a tan head. Lots of sweetness in the nose. Notes of cola, chocolate, and a little bit of roasted malt. Soft íní smooth palate. Plump chocolate flavors accented by roasted malt, coffee, and tangy hops. Long oily finish. A good beer overall, but not quite as roasty, hoppy, or dark as I expected.
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12.29.04 12oz bottle, Christmas present. Dark cola pour; little webby head was work to induce. Rummy and mince aromas, dark plum, black cherry. More cherry in flavor and very boozy but light. Some chocolate covered black cherry with liquor. Reminds alot of Old Rasputin in aroma and flavor, but much lighter and not as refined or smooth. Thin on finish with a backdraft of chocolate, coffee, and some more alcohol. In a way, it reminds of a doppelbock, too. Not a great imperial stout, but a very good beer.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super cheesy D&D fan label. Pours a little light for the style, with no head. Winey aroma with chocolate, some burntness, maybe a little vanilla and a hint of licorice. The commercial description does not lie, it is silky smooth with a great lingering hop and roast flavor. Miderate bitterness and a slightly sweet finish. Good.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Color: blackish brown with a thin tan head. No lacing. Looks like a warm glass of cola. Nose: burnt brown sugar, molasses, rasions and green olives. Taste: Moxie soda, port wine, molasses and green olives. The aftertaste is slsightly fishy (sardines?) and the alcohol is noticable. This brew lacks the flavors Iíve come to expect from an Imperial and Iím not sure if I like it.
Radek Kliber (6406) - 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 (9120) - Indian River County, 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, Winterís night. The alcohol really takes over though.
GregClow (2882) - 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 í04]
Gorbalev (2917) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Dougís. 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.