jaymobrown (1664) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a nutty, malty aroma. Dark appearance with little head. A real good roasted chocolate, toffee flavor. This is a beer worth the taste.
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 22, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good. I can see where it might be described as having a bit of fruit in the flavor. A good imperial stout, but there are better.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 22, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong, but not overwhelming. Hint of burnt caramel, dark coffee and liquorice. Slight bitter after taste. Very good, but expensive.
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - AUG 20, 2002
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wonderful color, very very dark. This and Weyerbacher’s Imperial Stout are my two favorite beers. Aroma slightly sweet, very nice hint of chocolate, rich flavor with a nice hoppiness. Finishes smoothly, which makes a beer like this preferable to me over Guinness. Incredible!
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
No. 100 for me. This is some great beer. Dark as the darkest night. Aroma is very pleasant with subdued coffee, bittersweet chocolate, toffee, caramel and deeply roasted malts. Taste is a wonderful mix of all those aromas and more. Velvetly smooth texture makes this a delight to sip and savor. This is a classic!!!
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like everything except the finish. Delicious tastes of chocolate, molasses, and caramel. Beautiful dark color. Focused chocolate nose. The hoppy finish is harsh and unpleasant to my tongue.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thank goodness someone wants to brew something other than a guinness want to be. This style of imperial stout needs better distribution. The alcohol while apparent does not dominate.
shadey (1897) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 12, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2004 Very nice. Looks like motor oil, but has a great flavor.
friejose (24) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
For someone weaned on Guinness, this beer was a revelation. Rich and powerful, but not too heavy. I had it in the humid Massachusetts summer and it’s fantastic taste belied the folk wisdom thast stouts bare only for the winter. This is a special beer.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
beautiful black color with good sized light brown head, tastesof roasted chocolate malt with strong hints of coffee, hops come in for a wonderful finish, simply outstanding!