aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big rich mouthfeel somewhat oily. Burnt cocoa and bakers chocolate with some liquorice and madeira. Vero opaque black body, slightly brown head with poor retention. Clean and huge finish with lingering roaste malts and a bit of hop.
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mmmmmmm bitch! Very flavorfull, I got chocolate, toffee, licorice, molasses, and some roasty cofee. Seemed to all go together well, Iím going to age a few more bottles as I could see this really improving. Nice alcohol warming.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured black with a thick creamy chocolate head and heavy lacing.
Aroma is nice, roasty chocolate.
Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate and coffee with a slight alcohol finish.
This is a good, good stout!
Quyntarious (33) - Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2005
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Chocolate nose, slight coffee, thick, opaque black, whiteish head, strong coffee notes, thick pallet, heavy mouth feel. Amazing beer, I like this more than the Stone Russian Imperial.
giarcsr (103) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma and flavor are both mostly roasted malts, chocolate, and a slight hint of coffee. This isnít a imperial stout that stands out, but it isnít one that you really wonít dislike. Itís just solid were it is. by no means is this a bad stout.
Lubiere (10766) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nov. 28 2004 at MartinT. Dark brown ale with chocolate vanilla aroma. Sweet chocolate alcohol with mouth tingling sensation. Vinous and slightly oily mouthfeel.
SimonB (66) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - DEC 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Virtually no head, dark brown opaque body. Vineous aroma with tones of caramel, roasted and sweetness. Moderate sweetness and light-medium bitterness toward the end. Medium body, syrupy. Sampled at MartinTís place with other RateBeerians for the "Montrealís Voyager Par Les Papillesí first tasting session".
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz Bomber. The poured a very dark brown to black color with a thin brown head with minimal retention. Aroma is mainly of a roasted coffee and chocolate malt scent with not much else going on. Typical imperial stout taste here with dark chocolate flavors and roasted coffee and hops bringing up the rear. There is a nice bitter aftertaste but no alcohol to be found anywhere in the smell or taste. Pretty good mouthfeel but this one is a little thin. Overall a decent imperial stout that is worth a try if you come across it.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with a very thin head. Aroma of molasses, roasted malt and alcohol. Flavor of molasses, roasted malt and alcohol with a bitter finish. Vinous texture, light to medium body, medium carbonation. Itís good but I had higher expecations regarding this beer.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Brown. A pleasant aroma of mainly malt (caramel, chocolate and coffee), subtle aromatic hops, and a hint of fruit, mainly raisins. Tastes like an Imperia Stout ought to taste. Big, rich, full malts take over providing notes of roasted and burnt grain, chocolate, coffee, caramel and burnt fruits. A note of sherry is noticable on the finish. Quite flavorful, but lacking a full body and texture.