r464 (2013) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2010 Dark as night. Not much head, but a deep tan one it is. The alcohol is very well masked. I would not have thought that it was an imperial stout if someone just gave me a glass! Very nice hints of coffee and chocolate. An almost wine-like fruit flavor lies underneath. Worth trying.
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
great imperial stout..i describe it to my "non good beer drinking" friends as guinness on steroids...def. worth picking up,,and having a few in the fridge at all times!
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2004
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2004 bottle..
WOW this is awsome!!.
black with a thick milk chocolate looking head!! thick heavy lacing.
rich sweet smoked taste roasty baby!!
this is good!! must buy.. must try!!
IndianaRed (2760) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 13, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2004 BottlePours black with a dark tan creamy head and nice lacing. Aroma is of bunrt charcoal and coffee.
Taste is a very dark roast, smokey coffee flavor. A little extra carbonation than other stouts. Feel is rich thick and smooth. Nice fnish with aproppriate bitterness and smokey taste. The ABV is masked well.
Very good. Even if the picture looks like he's maing the "loser" sign.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2004 The pour is just beautiful on this one - pitch black with a tan head, mild carbonation and great lacing. The aroma includes elements of the vine, with some raspberry even. What shows up at the beginning of the aroma (a chocolate blast) hits the tongue first, then comes the sweet, warm anise (jager) finish. There is a little touch of coffee, but not the dryness and only a touch of bitter. This is really sweet nectar.
wvernon1981 (21) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2004
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Another great beer. Very strong tasting porter, dominant chocolate flavor with a little coffee. Very smooth and thick to palate, almost mildly syrupy. Definitely oen of my favorites.
cstuartj (1017) - Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2009 Simply amazing. I’ll take this stout over just about anything anytime I can get it. Can’t say enough good things about it. I’ll let those w/ a lot more tallent than I give the techincal breakdown, from me you’ll get just this.... Drink it!
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JUN 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from a bottle, thanks Joe. Pours with a very thin white head, colour is an opaque blackness. The aroma and flavour match up well very dark and sweet. They both are very sweet with caramel and rasin notes. The alcohol is impeccably hidden and produces only a pleasant warming sensation in the finish. There is also a small hop bite at the end. My 1st top 50.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted in NYC. Tasted at brewtopia 04. Aroma is of alcohol, licourice and very sweet burnt caramel. The appearance is dark brown with an almost reddish black colour. There is a thin but tan tobacco coloured head. Taste is of burnt licourice and burnt malt / caramel.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2008 Not quite what i expected. overall just an average stout in my opinion. dark, chocolaty, coffee’, and alcohol was very strong. my favorite part about it was its change of pace compared to the sierra nevada pale ale and orval ale i had earlier. but didnt stand a chance against expedition and speedway.