Brewmaster (168) - USA - FEB 24, 2002
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
(1996 Bottle) Simply outstanding ! Strong aroma, little to no head and black as can be. To think the place i bought this from still has bottles this old to present. I cant wait to try some from other years to compare.
ttboy8099 (73) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This Kicked My ass! But it had a better flavor than that of other Imperial Stouts that I have tried.
ChrisBeest (43) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2002
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I rairly say this about any beer, but GOD DAMN. If you need a good ass kickiní thisíll do it for you.
Indra (2476) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 5, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2003 Bottled in 2001. Aroma of roasted espresso, caramel, very faint smoky wood, toffee and chocolate-covered fruits, along with intertwining spicy hops and a gentle hit of alcohol. Blacker than black, completely opaque with a dark tan, mostly lasting head and sheets of lace. Flavor has huge, roasty malt depth, chocolate, and a very generous dosage of hop flavors, contributing a citrusy, spicy bitterness overall. Finish is sweet, toffeeish, warmly alcoholic and lingering awhile. Very full-bodied, thick, creamy, lightly coating mouthfeel which compliments the massive flavors very nicely. High end of stouts indeed. Seriously good.
Dragon99 (57) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - NOV 3, 2001
2.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 1/20
A very heavy and dark beer. Nice flavor. Bitter aftertaste.
lshockey199 (23) - USA - OCT 8, 2001
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
another great warmer from from one of the best brewerys in amereica
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2001
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Looked great and smelled ok but god i hated this beer. Too much of a bitter aftertaste that i couldnt just wait to get out of my mouth. Makes the fair chocolately malt taste seem inconsequential.
zyster99 (21) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2001
1.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Another bad Rogue beer. Perhaps they just brew for statisitcs rather than taste. Dumped it out after a couple of sips.
fraternie (777) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong chocolate/coffee/ alcohol aroma. Dark orange head. Could have had better balance, strong alcohol aftertaste, less hops than I am used to in a Rogue beer.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 5, 2001
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
One of the most over-hyped, over-rated beers Iíve run across. Lots of alcohol and some chocolate-coffee flavor...thatís it. Nothing exciting, nothing to differentiate it from any number of stouts. I got bored and didnít even finish my glass. Sorry guys, just because its got a high abv doesnít make it a good beer.