Jayb0 (1093) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Every time I drink a SS I remember why my trip to london was spent primarily in a SS pub. They just make great beer with excellent consistently. If an imperial stout can be subtle, this is it. Instead of crashing into your senses it offers all of the deep, satisfying aromas and flavors of an IS in a wonderfully smooth and satisfying fashion. Delish.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very, very dark color, with a brown, thin head. Aroma smells of grapes and maybe raisens, very much like red wine. Not a particularly great aroma for a beer. Flavor is a good balance of sweetness and malt, with an undertone of figs present. Not the greatest imperial stout, but pretty good. Although I have to say, they need to ditch the clear bottle.
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tallguy108 (34) - USA - JAN 22, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a dark poor that leave little head that slowly runs. a good blend between hops, cocoa, and sweet and bitter malts. good one to have a taste of.
OriginalCheeser (32) - USA - JAN 22, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bold taste with no single distinct flavor overpowering the rest. D
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 22, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth and rich, with a steady and thick chocolate-looking head. No extreme flavors immediately, although I find the balance of sweetness and tart, dry malts very refreshing. A little thiner and less intense than others I've had in the style, but this doesn't necessarily detract.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
1/19/03: bottle. good amount of bubbly head when poured. brown- black color. sweet, heavy malt smell. light, watery malt taste. i would like to try one of sam smith’s on tap to find out if their beers taste better that way (…maybe they just don’t travel well!)
WISEGUY572 (1374) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful black stout with dark brown lacing but no real head. Nose of sweet malt, hops, and cocoa. Taste of sweet malt, hops, cocoa, bitter espresso, with a bitter hop finish to counter the sweetness. Mouth feel is a bit thin for an imperial stout; not surprising, since at 7% ABV this is more a session beer than an imperial. With American IPAs coming in at close to 10% and imperial stouts coming in at over 15%, this is sort of a session imperial!
Choket (4) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2003 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark in color with a very smooth and chocolaty flavor. has a dry after taste and almost no head
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 11, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smooth palate, deep chocolate flavorwith a hint of fruit, bit of an odd aftertaste though... Very thin head.