hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very dark, head lasts longer than on most stouts. Great flavors--very complex. Burnt flavors and maltiness abound. Terrific beer.
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good stuff. Very complex. I picked up coffee licorice tastes. A bit thin. Not quite as thick as Bellís Expedition Stout. Still a great stout. Very flavorful.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is astonishing--deep coffee and floral hops. Huge sweeping dark, complex malt drying out perfectly. Better than Budweiser.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2004 Intense, tart fruit nose. Explosion of flavors, this one is in a class with very few other stouts. Sweet chocolate, tartness (hops and alcohol), strong coffee. Flavor stays with you a long time. Memorable.
Under-age Drinker (96) - Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank this with the Cali Crew. Had a Tower of Power type nose (refering to the American Galdiator). Reminded me of Christmas time when I get to eat chocolate cookies. Sweet finish and full mouth feel.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2002
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is an incredible stout. A little more hoppy than more conventional Imperial Stouts, but great nonetheless. Highly Recommended.
Kevbo99 (149) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
It was very good but it was nothing like any other imperial stout i had ever had before. Very hoppy, and a slight chocolate undertone makes this something to try.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite imperials right behind storm king. Possible a little more bitter. Smooth and sweet with lots of different malts used. Lots of coffee flavors from roasted barley. Worth the 4.50 at the bar.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mean, tyrant looking old man on the label. Charcoal black. The head was an amalgam of tan and brown like a capuccinno. Smell of nicly roasted malt. Starts mildly astringent similar to juniper berries, with espresso flavors barging in. Bitter chocolate creamy consistency. Some-what flat finish. Nice.
MrRomero (1966) - Nolanville, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Whew. Has some bite to it. Strong flavor, bitter. Coffee and chocolate flavors. Small head. Not a bad imperial stout but maybe not my favorite.