dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A very good stout. Poured jet black. The only problem with it was it wasn't roasty in the beginning, however it came on once it warmed up a bit.
quantum24 (32) - New York, USA - APR 9, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2003 certainly better than the first time i tried it (purchased at a shop that i know takes better care off their beers) pour was dark black with a thin head, assertive malt flavor with undertones of chocolate and currants. perfect mouthfeel for the style, finish was long and bitter (perhaps a little too bitter)
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - APR 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick looking black, with a small whitish mist of head floating atop. Completely opaque. Very nice. Aroma is very big and roasty, with a subtle hopping. Flavor is very bold, with huge sweetness and a big roasted flavor. It is subtle, however, and fairly easy drinking for an imperial stout. A great dessert beer. Probably one of my top three imperial stouts.
tkaufman (128) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice silky dark brown with little head. Aroma of roasted malts greets you and leads into a well balanced flavor profile of malt sweetness, roasted barley, chocolate, and a slight fruity taste (plum?). An excellent imperial stout.
CapFlu (4918) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(355ml Bottle) Thin, brown head and opaque, black body. Strong molasses nose. Flavours of molasses and chocolate. Finishes very bitter and dry. Very good.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another good beer from Sammy. Choclate and fruit notes (plums, grapes, bananas, and even an apricot). Choclate and roast malt flavor. Light on the hops. Left over from winter, may have been affected ny the light. Damn you Sam Smith and your yuppie bottles.
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good quality, it remindsme of Guinness draught without the creamyness. However it has a woodsy feel Gunniess lacks. It is still way too bitter for me to drink repeatedly. I would recomended it to fans of the style. I like the oatmeal style better.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Creamy, tan head. Light begs to get through this extremely dark brew, but, to no avail. It is stopped in its tracks. Malty, chocolatey nose. The alcohol is fairly apparent in this. It feels a little vinous in the mouth. The carbonation is not very apparent. Malty and thick in the mouth. Overall, not bad, but I liked Sam Smith's Oatmeal Stout better.
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good, and strong Imperial Stout. The hops come through very well. An excellent stout.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2003
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Well I must have got a bad bottle because this stuff was pretty skunky. This seems to be problem with the clear bottles. So take that into consideration when reading this review. So, it has a very dark brown color with some carbonation and a roasted skunk smell. The shunkiness was very clear in the taste and was pretty horrible. Overall this was a bad beer, I must have had a bad bottle due to the high scores most other people gave it. This was one beer that I did not finish, but I will try it again sometime, maybe in the 12oz size instead of the 22oz...