lamas (1469) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours jet black with thick bubbly brown head. Lace all over the glass. Aroma is of licorice, coffee and chocolate. Sweet smelling. Taste is malty and roasty. Begins sweet and slightly of caramel and finishes of coffee. Slightly warming at the end.
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown almost black. Has aroma of fruit and malt with a nice full flavor of chocolate, and roasted coffee.
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. I assume the color was pitch black..hard to tell when your sitting on the back porch around 10pm smoking a nice Partagus. Choc malty flavor. I let is sit out of the fridge for about 45 minutes.
walleye (1082) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
from the bottle. poured black with a nice brown head. aroma caramel, bitter sweet chocolate, malts, plums, raisins, and other dark fruits, with hints of alcohol. coffee. flavor a nice bitter sweet chocolate, caramels, malt, a nice bitter dryness to this sure glad I picked up a 4 pack.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown to black with a brown head that dissipates quickly. Chocolate and alcohol apparent in the aroma. Flavors of coffe, chocolate, and dark roasted malt. Thinner than many Russian Imperial Stouts I have had. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Overall very nice.
anders37 (20000) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a brown/blackish colour. Off-white head. Has a smell of coffee and chocolate and a roasted smell. Some hints of alcohol too. The taste is roasted and abit bitter, you have chocolate and coffee taste too. It has a a nice bitter aftertaste. This is one of the best imperial stouts i have ever tasted.
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - JAN 8, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2005 Bottle. Pours dark brown, with an off-white head. Aroma is of chocolate malt, alcohol, a tad smoky. Deep malty flavor, a hint of coffee, alcohol, and some smoky flavor. Flavors hang around a bit in the finish, not as thick and rich some other imperials that Iíve had. Certainly a cut below the best imperial stouts, but donít let that take anything away from the quality of this brew.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a huge fluffy beige head. Bitter coffee aroma with some rosted malt. Initial taste is similar but fades to a sweet chocolate toffee that almost masks the coffee. Finishes dry bitter coffee.
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with smallish tan head. Slightly smoky nose with notes of coffee, rich maltyness and fruit, Flavor is complex with toffee, chololate and bittersweet notes. finishes with dry bitterness as expected with an Imperial.
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer was excellent in the bottle, although I prefer it on tap. An excellent Russian-style stout. As has been noted, itís better as it warms up, but itís not as bitterly smoky as I prefer my Imperial stouts. Itís got a hint of sweetness and burnt sugar, but is largely countered by its coffee and roasted flavours. Fantastic, although Rogue and Brooklynís are superior in my opinion.