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RATINGS: 3630   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
strictlydomed (34) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2002
Great Imperial Stout...Its strong, and it goes down with ease...I just wish I was more of a stout man.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2002
I love imperial stouts; that goes without saying... a good stout, not as good as the worldwide stout obviously, but not bad at all. great coffee finish, slight molasses cuts through, great roasted flavor as well. highly recommended... i love the copperish bubbles as well.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (4905) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2003 Have you ever been drinking, say, a Guiness, and some one who doesn't know much about beer come up to and say "Man, that stuff sure looks potent! I bet one or two would put you on your butt!" , only to be dissapointed when you tell them that it is only a little more alcoholic than their MGD? Well, this is the stout that non-beer drinker think about when they think about stout. Big, dark robust flavor and a lot of alcohol. Good to the last drop.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 18, 2002
The usual gorgeous black of all nice stouts. Chocolate nose, and a creamy mouth feel.Smooth liquor flavor complimented by a slight milk-chocolate, and roast nuts overtones. Fascinating, consistence belgium lace.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2002
Aroma is most interesting with notes of nuts and brandy. It pours thick and is darkest brown with garnet edges...beautiful canyoned mocha head...Lace like sea-foam...Rich roastiness and subtle candy sweetness that is tempered with that warm brandy-like kick. Subtle coffee notes as well...Awfully smooth gong down...amusing Blackstrap tang hovers behind wisps of hop essence as a last remark. This is simply a superior product.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2002
Typical Imp. stout appearance, very deep dark brown. Poured a good sized pillowy head and left tons of sticky lacing. Nose is coffee, chocolate, raisin, anise and dark roasted malts. This stout is a tad more carbonated and hoppy than most, but it’s still a pretty decent brew. Just not one of my favorites.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blatz King (150) - Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2002
I thought it was very strong, but it tasted and smelled good. Too many of these and you would be making a visit to the floor with your face.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2002
This my be my favourite of the "great stouts" that I have yet had the pleasure to try. Specifically due to the lack of coffee, my nemesis. Hardly any coffee notes whatsoever. And yet, ther is still lots of flavour. Pours like syrup, one of the thickest palates I can recall. The abv is well disguised. Wonderfully roasted and molasses. Thank goodness they come in four-packs.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2002
Light aroma which is nutty, Dark creamy head. Flavor is dark, roasted malt, brandy like in flavor, absoltuely outstanding stout one of my favorites.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gargoyle32 (8) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 13, 2002 does not count
Stong roasty coffee flavor with a slight alcohol taste. Slight hop flavor. Not as thick in body as some Imperials. Very good beer overall. One of the reasons North Coast is one of my favorite breweries.


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