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RATINGS: 3629   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A rich, intense brew with a robust palate, a fruity nose and a warming finish. Very complex.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
albertk99 (12) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2002
One of the best stouts I’ve ever had. Almost no light transmits through it. It has a nice balance of malty flavors and hops. Also has a nice roasty bite.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 28, 2002
Black color, medium head. Roasted malts, lightly hopped. Roasted malt flavor very pronounced, slightly dry taste as well. Big and Bold Stout. Finish is crisp and malty. Aftertaste is dry and there is a very slight metallic tinge. Very pleasant finish. NICE stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
senjiro (35) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2002
strong licorice flavor mellows into some bittersweet chocolate finish. very robust, coffee toffee aroma with a hint of hops. surprisingly light appearance, nice light head. alcholol presence is sublte, enjoyable stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2003 (re-rate) After trying the millenium bottle from Trap and drinking it with speedway, stone, and expedition (we had an imperial night) I must say it was wonderful, like before but fresher and brighter and the drinkablilty was off the charts. Damn good and a must try. Almost black,good off white head and lace. Superb nose of roasted malts, some burnt fruits and lightsmoke. Roasted malt and coffee flavors dominate with notes of milky chocolate. Huge but controlled hops all the way through. Slow burn in the tummy from the alcohol. Medium-thick bodied, smooth and easy drinking. Intense, dry, excellent flavor and damn good. Thank you legion.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2002
Has that lovely aroma to it, makes me think of dark chocolate. Nice dark head, with a rich flavor. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 19, 2002
Sweet, malty aroma. Good balance of roasted malts, and a great mouthfeel. Lots of substanance. Alcohol incorporated well.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2002
Really, really good stout. Deep and rich with a thin head. A lot of alcohol flavor though, this beer might be better on a cold winter night.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
morebier4me (140) - New York, USA - SEP 15, 2002

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 14, 2002
Bitter california hops and warming alcohol at first then gives way to velvet mix of coffee?toffee flavors that sticks to your lips.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2002
This is a great stout. Creamy, coffeeish, and smooth...hardly a trace of an alcohol taste. This is only the second Imperial Stout I’ve had, Sammy Smith’s being the other one, and this is an excellent brew that is highly drinkable. Unfortunately, it’s not available where I live (SC) because of the archaic 6% ABV laws.


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