strictlydomed (34) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great Imperial Stout...Its strong, and it goes down with ease...I just wish I was more of a stout man.
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Suttree (4905) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 18, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Blatz King (150) - Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2002
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light aroma which is nutty, Dark creamy head. Flavor is dark, roasted malt, brandy like in flavor, absoltuely outstanding stout one of my favorites.
gargoyle32 (8) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 13, 2002 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.