FreakyDog99 (5) - USA - FEB 3, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Truly a great example of the imperial stout style. Strong malt flavor with a distinct hops overtone. Good use of cascade hops. Very warm finish but without the strong alcohol overtones sometimes associated with an impy. Rasputin was difficult to kill, but killing a bottle of this is no problem.
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - JAN 23, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is an incredible beer. So thick you almost need to cut it with a knife. The flavors are so rich, a mixture of coffee, chocolate, molasses and a chunk of heaven. A beer to cherish and to share - one of the best - hell itís a top ten.
MainerInExile (41) - Bangor, Maine, USA - JAN 23, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, smooth, and flavorful. Quite a tasty beer. Nice complexity, with malt sweetness, bitter hops, and a little alcohol kick at the end. Very nice. My first imperial stout, and Iím impressed.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - JAN 22, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A tremendous íbigí stout.
great aroma of coffee, chocolate and molasses.
opaque dark brown with purple highlights.
great smooth taste. lots of malt here with a warming alcohol presence. the hop finish has enough bitterness to balance the malt sweetness.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome on tap. Pitch black in appearance and a thick head that stays with you to the end. Burnt chocolate taste and very warming (from the alcohol).
mattcolo99 (27) - USA - JAN 11, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Damn, that is the best beer, I love it, so complex and great finish.
Rambis (12) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Extremely hoppy stout - not creamy at all. Solid taste, good body. Fairly unique due to its bitterness - not for all stout lovers, but a very nice departure from the smoother stouts.
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good, but I didnít find it as complex as other people here suggest.. All I felt is the massive presence of hops. A little roasted malt struggles to come out of the intense hoppiness. The most amazing thing about this brew is the fact that it hides itís massive alcohol really well.. wouldnít have known itís 8.9%..
Todd (20) - Palm Bay, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2001
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Perhaps the best Imperial Stout commercially available. Extremely complex flavor. Not for everyone, but a superb example of the style.
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2001
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Anastasia is still screaming in vain!!