Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Thick, not very much carbonation, dark brown head. Good Imp stout but a little too bitter, lacking the complexity of Imp stouts like Left Hand or A. Le Coq. What is the ABV of this one?
Terminus (3241) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 26, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2004 2002 bottle-needless to say, this was my first imperial stout experience and it kicked my ass!!! Poured as dark as 10-30 motor oil-dark brown head that was gone very fast-Huge malt presence that reminds me of Old Crusty just a notch toned down-hop bite was there but masked by a huge coffie malt finish. Excellent brew!!!
1996 7oz XS bottle
Pours pitch black with no carbonation at all. aroma of chocolated covered rasins, coffe, carmel and lots of burnt notes. no sign of alcohol at all. wonderful palate of massive burnt notes and dark chocolate. super silky mouthfeal. this is fantastic! This is amazing for an 8 year old bottle of brew. Just imagine, when this was bottled, i was a junior in high school!!!
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Whooa this one was thick. Very intense hop and malt presence. This was very smooth, not to carbonated. Left me with a brown beer mustache the next day.
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 21, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
whoah this is some good stuff. it is up there for best imperial stouts iíve had. iíd like it in more than one of those mini little bottles though. It leaves that nice dry roasty coffee flavor in your mouth. that has your taste buds just lingering for more. iíd like to know the alcohol content because itís presence is there but not tasted.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, maintains a 1/4" head. Aroma of hops and alcohol. Great chocolate favor mixed with the bitterness of the hops. Slightly bitter ,but pleasant finish. Very good Imperial Stout/
CherokeeJarod (54) - , USA - DEC 20, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer poured into the glass BLACK. No more, no less, no light. The head was a dark tan/medium brown color. The lace was thick in the beginning and lessened to the bottom of the glass. The aroma was intense. Chocolate, currants, roasted malt, hops, spices all seem to be very present. The taste. SMOOTH and like the smell, intense. All the smells are there in the taste and more. Creamy chocolate, cherries, roasted dark malt, alcohol, spices and bitter hops. These flavors dance in and out as the beer warms. Smooth, silky, excellent. I wonder if I can get a keg sent to me.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Rogue quality imperial stout. Flavor is missing something important. Couldnít put my finger on their "two secret ingredients".
brian1233 (30) - North Augusta, South Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, this is one of the coolest looking beer I have seen. It poured black out of the bottle with a dark brown head. Chocolate and coffee aroma and flavors are present. Hoppiness and fruitiness is matched with roastiness and some smokiness. Fairly bitter with little sweetness.
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Robust, lots of hops, heavy complexity. Dark and complex, bitter flavours--Re-rate 11-13-02 on tap at richos,dark robust,malty.coffee flavours, coffee, and a nice example of Imperial Stout.Good choice here Recommended!
cAPSLOCK (155) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2003 Pours like honey, looks like motor oil, tastes quite good, but thinner than you would expect from the unusually stout (sic) beer. I enjoyed it quite a bit.