ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled; An extremely intense brew that pours with a small tan head on top on a pitch black beer. The head disappears rather fast. Aroma of citrussy hops and diesel oil??? Flavor is among the wildest iíve ever tasted, with intense burned/roasted malt, raisins and some bakers yeast. A long bitter finish. A beer with as much character as the <a href="http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/R it is named after.
mookie (45) - Tacoland, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
heavy duty flavors. bitter chocolate, coffee grounds. pretty nice rich mouthfeel. last one for the night is ooooo kay.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 8, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours like motor oil with a thick dark brown head. Initially scents of north american hop varieties. Flavor is quite excellently bitter. Normally in imp stouts iím looking for enough hops to balance the dark roasted malt. In this beer it is vice versa, I am trying to find enough malt to balance the excessive hoppiness. I fín love it. Full bodied, thick, creamy, mouthfeel. Beautiful bitter finish.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2006 Pours dark brown/black. Thin tan head settles quickly. Little lacing. Sweet malt aroma, dried fruit and hint of coffee also. Full bodied with a dry finish. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, licorice flavors. Complex. Excellent. --[rerate-12/04/06]-->Black black/brown edges. 1.5" of dense yet frothy tan head. Nose of roasty malt, resinous hops, burnt mocha, and subtle dark dried fruits and anise. Same flavors with some marshmallow like sweetness. Palate is full, but light in weight. Carbonation is balanced. Very drinkable for an imperial stout. Excellent.
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured dark brown with a a deep red hue and a thin dark creamy head, little lace. Aroma is sweet and malty, some roasted spices. Full-bodied and complex roasty and warm coffee-ish, a delicious brew. Dry finish.
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 3, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Good ol faithful quality beer here. Pours like motor oil, only sad that thereís practically zero head from the pour. Aroma strong with alcohol and an anise like stench. Taste is like a mix between chocolate and anise, not quite as bitter as Iíd like but I like bitter stuff. I guess Iím glad Iím not in Minnesota, itís only 6 bucks a 4 pack here. Always a good choice if you can find it.. yum.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2005 Thanx to Lumpy and Richlikebeer, I received 1 from each. Yummy. Poured black, Good tan head, rich and creamy and fizzy. Leaves nice lacing as it settles. Aroma of coffee and raisins and caramel, and slight licorice too. First taste is roasted chocolate malt. Very pranouced and enjoyable. Them comes the dates and licorice. Dry finish, which I enjoy greatly. This black liquid is a treat to all dark brew lovers, seek this out and enjoy.
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2005 this is my first attempt at rating beer so bear with me. Pours black with minnimal head. slight lacing. smells great, hint of coffee and liquorice. bitter yet smooth light warming from the alcohol. I like this beer alot will certainly buy this again. a little steep on the price 8.99 4-pack. very good beer
tobias (204) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle: pours jet black with a tan head. the aroma is mostly of dark friuts and chocolate, with hints of coffee and caramel. the flavor is of sweet malt, coffee, chocolate, dates, and aa seemingly neutral hop bitterness that lingers with the coffee flavor. the hidden yet notciable alcohol. i forgot how great this beer was.
Pouler (10) - Ňrhus V, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Nice dark colour and a brownish head, which disappears rather quickly. Mostly coffee and dark chocolate in the nose. The taste starts out sweet -chocolate, coffee, liquorice. Bitter finish, with a hint of alcohol. Great mouthfeel -round, soft and with some warmth from all the alcohol. Beers like this is why "Imperial Stout" is the favourite style.