drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black as sack-cloth with a nice tight chocolate/milky head. Great mouthfeel - nothing oily here - exceptionally well balanced with a great bitter finish. Bravo.
TBone (15897) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 12oz (BB 12/2006)
Black as a night, small expresso head. Aroma of cold coffee. Roasted, cold coffee in the flavor. Alcohol, hops in the finish. Long bitter aftertaste.
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
What’s up with the comments of "xxxxxx" etc. in ratings? As if I were to just rely on the numbers someone would give these brews! I mean, what if they personally felt that Kool-aid powder, cod oil and salsa were the best toppings for most ice creams? C’mon, sober up at least before you start typing.
Okay, this one poured black, hardly see through. Lots of burnt/roasted malt in the nose, lots of coffee. Flavor was the same, very upfront, not too complex. Less sweet and complex than any other Imperial Stout I’ve had which surprised me to find it so highly rated. It’s very drinkable and higly enjkoyable dont get me wrong. I wouldn’t consider it top 50 in the world by any means. My overall experience of it was the mouthfeel was oily and thick like an imperial, but the flavor was that of a dry stout. Despite its affirdable price, I doubt I will give it try again.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2005 Bottle, pours a dark chocolately brown with a thick creamy dark tan head. A beautifully sweet malty aroma. NIce coffie, slight toffie nose. Not a heavy mouth feel. Sweet malty taste with some coffie bitterness and a slight alcohol burn , excellent beer.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brown with a persistent khaki head. Good lacing, too. The aroma wasn’t that great, but there was a nice smooth palate. Flavor is mostly bitter chocolate, some coffee, and a hoppy finish. The alcohol is much less present than one would expect from 9%. Good beer, but I do wish it had a touch more complexity.
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black in color with a lasting off-white head. Coffee and dark chocolate aroma with no real alcohol in the nose. Delicious beer is strong on the dark roasted coffee flavors with just a hint of the chocolate from the nose along with a creamy finish. Delightful.
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark and thick and satisfying. this was a great imperial stout, and only 8 bucks for a 4 pack. taste was a little on the sweet side. scary how well the alcohol was hidden in the 9 % 2 bottles dissappeared rather fast. this beer would make a good night cap or breakfast or afternoon snack or
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - AUG 4, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a pitch black color with a surprisingly small creamy colored head. Roasted coffee and dark chocolate best describe the scent. Taste can be described as coffeeish, dark chocolates and slightly oaked bourbon. I think storm king is still better
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deeep black with a thin tan head. Coo coo for choco coffee aroma. My mom used to make a rich chocolate dessert with Hershey’s unsweetened chocolate. This reminds me of that dessert (that I haven’t had in 25 years). Absolutely worth the drink. :)
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. A true master of an Imperial Stout. Deep black pour with a nice tan head. Smells of deeply roasted malts and coffee and chocolate. Very big, thick mouthfeel. Lots of hops and roasted barley flavors. Very roasty, did i mention its raosty?? Well you get the idea, so get yourself some as well.