Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black colour with a thin brown head. Aroma is caramel malt, dark chocolate and anise. Flavour is chocolate and roasted malts and a bit salty.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice malt flavors come out in the aroma as well as in the flavor. Coffee, caramel, choclate, slightly fruity, etc.. (There are a ton of flavors this is a complex beer.) Many new flavors come to light as it warms as well as the more you have.
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAY 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2004 black as night and just as smooth. This is my fav. imperial stout. If you find it, buy it and enjoy.
hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark black with a nice brown head. Very strong Malt flavors (coffee and strong chocolat). Decent size head with great lacing. Complex taste - strong espresso with a bitter aftertaste and chocolat. Alcohol content well hidden. Malts and hops balanced nicely. Very good beer.
Veldy (65) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2004
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one awesome stout. Its strength is deceiving as the beer is really quite mellow and does not give away its high original gravity. Roasted Barley says this brew! The hops are balance perfectly!
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark dark reddish brown with a nice light tan head. aroma of coffee and chocolate. taste very sweet with chocolate and coffee tones then the hops bring it bitter at then end. Very smooth and malty.
shadey (2068) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2004 Black pour with red around the edges, with a thin dark tan head that disappeared quickly. Smooth initially over the tounge with slight carbonation. Rich roasted, burnt flavor. Alcoholly after taste.
Aggie80 (804) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark pour with some head and a little lacing. Coffee and chocolate and a touch of fruit in the aroma, with a roasted/burnt finish. First mouthfeel is an impression of hoppiness with the malt undertones. A complex beer buy very enjoyable.
gsteph (322) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with red around the edges. Caramel head, not too thick. Alcohol aroma combined with coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor of very strong coffee, toffee, fruit, and bittersweet chocolate all wrapped up in a burnt flavor. Thick, rich and creamy feel. Great mix of classic imperial stout flavors, not at all complex, with a bitter finish. Great beer.
Kevin (2191) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 7, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. nice bitter aroma, slightly orange head and a very dark body. highly alcohol taste, but is consistent. tatste is not unpleasant, chocolate and burnt taste that combines well. this is a good stout. but it is probably too bitter for some, but not for me.