jb (2899) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Scent of alcohol, roasted malt and coffee. Dark black color with minimal but long lasting light brown head. Rich wonderful palate - velvety with the alcohol, hops, coffee tastes. Rather carbonated. Finishes dry. My first Imperial Stout. I love their Oatmeal, originally I thought I like that one better, by the end this one was as good or better.
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. dark black stout nice thick brown head. creamy, very sweet, pretty low alcohol for an imperial stout. Liked the Rouge imperial better. impressive but not exactly amazing. Dont get me wrong I really liked it, but i feel something was missing...maybe it was just a bit too sweet. oh yeah...best part: great aroma!
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black. Small tan head. Intense roasted aroma and sweet chocolate as well. Flavor is very sweet and roasty/toasty, almost cloying. Chocolate is dominant and bittersweet. Long bittersweet aftertaste.
GregClow (3156) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jat-black colour with a small chocolate-brown head that leaves some great lacing. Rich aroma & flavour with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, raisins and slightly burnt caramel. Full mouthfeel, with barely a hint of alcohol. Fantastic stuff.
Garrat (1326) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a bottle.Black as my cloak,poor head,chewy and very rich.Too much for me.A pint of Bertie Bassetts.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can a stout be too thick and rich?
Yes. A taste of licorice, some sweetness, scent of coffee...
But bottom line is that it’s a bit of a struggle to drain one of these. Too heavy.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours j-e-t jet jet jet black with a small tan head. Very nice malty aroma. Roasted malt flavor with some anise and chocolate. Slightly bitter aftertaste. A little thin. Good stuff.
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very black. no light comes through at all. very robust malty flavour. very complex maltiness.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
If looks were all there were, this is a 5, but the aroma was a bit yeasty, and the aftertaste was a little too bitter, especially considering the smoothness of their Oatmeal Stout. The mouthfeel is very chewy, and also a bit tangy. Heavy flavor comes from the hops, which I didn’t really expect from a beer of this type. I would drink it again, but only if Sam’s oatmeal wasn’t available.
TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jet black with tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and just a touch of alcohol. Flavor is mainly roasted malt and fruit/ raisins. Finishes to a very pleasant dry cocoa taste. The body is a bit thin, but otherwise very nice.