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 Hersheyís unsweetened chocolate. This reminds me of that dessert (that I havenít 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.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - AUG 1, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep black color with a creamy, fully lasting brown head. A roasted aroma with hints of chocolate. A nice coffee taste and full mouthfeel with a pleasant aftertaste.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque dark brown with tiny hints of ruby. Dense tan head. No real lacing to speak of. Smells rich and malty. Creamy chocolate, milky, rich alcohol and vanilla.
Taste is just amazing. Itís rich with lightly roasty malt flavors. Bittersweet chocolate. Some roasted coffee bean in the finish that becomes more pronounced as it warms. Itís lightly sticky in the mouth and very full bodied. a lingering coffee bitterness. The balance of sweetness and bitterness is just fantastic. I love it. An old favorite I canít believe I hadnít reviewed yet.
markas101 (2270) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
very dark, strong alcholo flavour, had on tap at Sheraton LAX brewpub. Decent stout, strong enough to truly be classified as an íimperialí stout.
Gachupines (1241) - USA - JUL 28, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Surprised I havenít rated this before. I consider it an old standby as far as imperial stouts go. Nice roasted complex taste without having too much of an alcohol taste that some imp. stouts suffer from. I regularly find myself going back to this beer, especially since it can usually be found without too much trouble.
jrob21 (3395) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2005 rich, intense brew with a robust palate, a fruity nose and a warming finish. chocolately goodness.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this was good, but i will be honest: i dont think this can hang with the top 50, or even the top 10 impy stouts. impressive aroma, appearance, and palate, but the flavor was somewhat lacking. bland for a impy stout, not as much coffee and chocolate and carmel as i am used to. some whipped cream and ver ysmooth creamy malt flavors but that was it.
notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
WOW, chocolate and roast in the aroma and the taste. This is how a Russian imperial stout should taste with the roast right up front and in your face. A standard for me, absolutely great.
adrian910ss (2561) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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 go back and forth between this and Storm King as to which is my favorite imperial stout. An excellent beer !!