Veldy (65) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2004
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one awesome stout. Its strength is deceiving as the beer is really quite mellow and does not give away its high original gravity. Roasted Barley says this brew! The hops are balance perfectly!
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark dark reddish brown with a nice light tan head. aroma of coffee and chocolate. taste very sweet with chocolate and coffee tones then the hops bring it bitter at then end. Very smooth and malty.
shadey (1881) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2004 Black pour with red around the edges, with a thin dark tan head that disappeared quickly. Smooth initially over the tounge with slight carbonation. Rich roasted, burnt flavor. Alcoholly after taste.
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark pour with some head and a little lacing. Coffee and chocolate and a touch of fruit in the aroma, with a roasted/burnt finish. First mouthfeel is an impression of hoppiness with the malt undertones. A complex beer buy very enjoyable.
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with red around the edges. Caramel head, not too thick. Alcohol aroma combined with coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor of very strong coffee, toffee, fruit, and bittersweet chocolate all wrapped up in a burnt flavor. Thick, rich and creamy feel. Great mix of classic imperial stout flavors, not at all complex, with a bitter finish. Great beer.
Kevin (2069) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 7, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. nice bitter aroma, slightly orange head and a very dark body. highly alcohol taste, but is consistent. tatste is not unpleasant, chocolate and burnt taste that combines well. this is a good stout. but it is probably too bitter for some, but not for me.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a mighty tasty mohambe! Very malty aroma - not entirely burnt, with some grape-like fruitiness. Velvety mouthfeel. Nicely bitter flavor, - hops, chocolate and slight coffee. Alcohol subsides nicely as the beer warms. Slight lingering of burnt coffee. Very nice brew, for sure.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent Imperial Stout. Pours a beautiful black with a brown head. Nice sniffable malty aroma. Taste is of dark chocolate, dark fruit, coffee, roasted malt and generous hops. Not that sweet. Mouthfeel is very full, round and creamy. Leaves a nice burnt aftertaste. Highly recommended!
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful dark color almost black with nice tan head. Taste coffe, malt, chocolate and spices. Great complex beer that feels smooth and creamy in your mouth but has plenty of complex flavors.
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and nice head. Perfect appearance. Aroma is not highly impressive, but the flavor is intense. I can’t wait to have the next bottle. Coffee and chocolate both noticeable but not overwhelming in either taste or aroma.