Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is black with a nice tan head...coffee chocolate nose...taste is chewy coffee with some cocoa late in the mouth...finish is nice and lingering (in the good way)...
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nose-bittersweet chocolate and coffe with some fruit, banana, and spice on the back end. Grapey nose. Very nice velvet mouthfeel.
Nuffield (3801) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A rich roasted aroma, with coffee, milk, and overall Starbucks character. Very dark brown, hazy, with a rich dark cream head. Coffee and chocolate, in the classic dimensions of an Imperial Stout, but a normal (average) palate. Overall a very drinkable imperial stout.
Kevin (2154) - New Mexico, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours dark brown that is almost black. aroma is chocolate and coffee. taste is overly sweet with more coffee and a bitter finish that keeps this honest. enjoyable.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle overflowed a bit when I opened it. Big thick creamy head. Nose has plenty of coffee and chocolate along with an off smell which, along with the gushing, leads me to believe that this may have been infected. If it was infected it wasnít bad - flavor is sweet chocolate, vanilla, rasins. Lingering warm cocoa finish. Iíd love to test another bottle.
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.