Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2003 Pours dark. Chocolate aroma with a hint of fruit. Good head that lasts. A fairly complex stout that is one of my favorites so far.
Cobra (1100) - - MAY 4, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Another Sam Smith's in those damn clear bottles. Why must the British ruin good beer by putting it in clear bottles? Everybody
knows clear bottles lets beer skunk fast and furious. Anyway, this beer is decent enough IF you buy it from a sealed case. I
made the mistake of buying my first 6 pack from the shelf, and man was it terrible! It was as skunked as any beer I've ever had.
It tasted like cardboard, and smelled worse. I was going to give up on this beer, but I decided to buy a 6 pack from a sealed
case instead. What a difference! Much better. Pours out a dark, deep brownish color, with a decent if short-lived head.
Maltiness galore here. Not too bitter though. It's not exactly true to style, because of the lower alcohol content. I suppose it's a
decent enough beer, but not one I would go out of my way to buy again.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 2, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer pours a very dark color with a dark medium head. The aroma is full of scents of alcohol as well as some chocolaty malts. The taste is of burned malts and licorice and the alcohol is not extremely well masked as well as very dry tasting. The dry and burned malt stick around in the aftertaste. This beer is fairly easy to drink for an imperial stout, but not being a fan of imperial stouts, I would not have more than one.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate, caramel, and porty aroma. Great black color with tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate & Licorice flavors are very rich and full. Great beer though I do like a Oatmeal stout a tad better.
caesar (5295) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2006 Black color, small frothy off-white head. Aroma of burned malts, bread and licorice. Sweet burned taste, again the bread and the licorice.
skortila (4602) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I really like the aroma, strong, but smooth. Malty, bit sweet, burned. Apearrance is okay, not impressive. Black coloured; frothy and dying head. Taste is wuite burned, malty. Smooth taste, some fruits, who make it more interesting. Dry palate. Okay but perhaps a bit boring.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark alright but if you're very attentive I think you'll find a port colour hue around the edges. I found the stout very dry, flavoursome and long lasting on the palate. Solid beer bout I have to place it behind the Lion Stout just had before it.
Panzuriel (1347) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very delicious beer. Dark with a great head. Nice full malts with a chocolate and fruit flavor. Good bitters finish out the flavor. A excellent beer.
brian1233 (30) - North Augusta, South Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2003
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Yummy. I thought their oatmeal stout was good. This could compete for my favorite imperial stout. Chocolate, lightly fruity, moderate bitterness. Alcohol is not too powerful, almost nonexistent in the flavor. I will drink this beer again.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really good, but somewhat too bitter for my tastes.