FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick, oily and black, definite brown head, that is quite meringue like, tops this brew. A sweet roast malt aroma emanates from my glass, followed by a note of coffee. Quite thick, though not overly so. Strong malt presence, definite roast malt character as well. This beer is like chewing on a roast malt kernel, it has the same after taste and everything. Even though thick and malty the roast character lets this beer finish like it is quite dry. There is a bit of oiliness in this beer. The beer is very smooth, yet still carbonated. Almost a cola not to this as it first hits my mouth.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tastes like malted milk balls soaked in alcohol (which I do not think I have ever had) Very nice pour and drink. But definatly something you could night-cap with something else.
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2003 my uncle turned me on to this brew and it has a fantastic hop flavor and a very deep coffee color which turns out to be a awesome Imperial.just a few of these and its all over..
egajdzis (5409) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2003 Poured a dark brown color with a medium sized light tan head. This was not opaque and significantly lighter than the Sammy Smiths IS I just had. It did, however, leave nice lacing on the glass. It had a fruity aroma of chocolate, hints of caramel and whiskey. It had a taste of chocolate and malt, alcohol and a bitter chocolate and coffee aftertaste with some whiskey as well, some carbonation was noted. It had a full finish that coated the mouth.
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2004 Dark, almost opaque. Tan rocky head. Lacing in sheets on the side of the glass. That aroma is heavenly. Almost reminiscent of a Belgian strong ale. Very fruity and chocolatey. Touch of roastiness. Perfectly sweet. Starts out with fruit and chocolate on the tongue and then the roasty malt comes through and then a dry finish of strong hops. Touch of licorice in the lingering taste. Texture is full and slick. Very nice!
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Descent Imperiall Stout, but far from the best. Drinkable dark stout with medium head.
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2004 Pours dark as the pits of hell with a medium light-brown head. Smells of chocolate and some light alcohol. Nutty, heavily roasted and hopped, complex flavor... Near perfect.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2003
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2003 attractive head. a very nice mouthfeel. i like men. not overly thick. however, this stuff smells like tobacco and rubbing alcohol. the taste is incredibly complex, with traces of coffee and chocolate. initially sweet, with a pleasantly bitter aftertaste that sticks around between sips.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 1, 2003
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A wonderful head that leaves at just the right time, a clear but dark dark ruby coloration. A smell of chocolate malts, and a slight fruity aroma. The taste is DEEP, wonderful, semisweet and creamy with a hint of hops overshadowed by wonderful malt and spice.
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong, attractive head that stuck around just long enough, aroma of coffee and raisin, Flavor mostly coffe and raisin with a bittersweet chocolate background. Perfect palate, not thin at all but not thick and syrupy either. Very drinkable could drink more of these in one sitting then most imperial stouts.