SpringsLicker (3316) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle 2005
A nice head of light brown comes from this one as it’s poured. Opaque black body.
Roast malt, coffee and dark chocolate aroma.
Smooth and rich mouth feel deliver a well balanced brew that coats the tongue. A bit of hop bitterness in the finish. Nicely balanced and it hides it’s alcohol completely.
argo0 (12636) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle, vintage 2005, thanks Barry) Medium dark brown head atop an oily black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, rich chocolate, espresso, some roast, light vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, roasty chococoffee, some lactose. Some hops in the background lend a semblance of balance, but truly this is about the malts. Smooth medium-full body that holds the alcohol quite well -- I was amazed at how quickly I downed this one.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Pailhead. Pours opaque black with beige head that fades to wispy film. Very carbonated stout. Aroma has tons of chocolate up front, fades to bitter coffee. Flavor is all bitter coffee with some cocoa and roasted grain. Too much coffee for my taste.
Nuffield (3940) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
100% opaque, very dark head, all looking the way it should be. Salami, roasted malts, and smoke. Intense intense flavor with a very good chocolate finish. Vigorous palate, rich but still revealing some carbonation. Excellent in limited quantities, this is a Imperial Stout of the first order.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2005: Pour is black with a thin skin of a dark brown head...smell is smokey and toasty...smoked meat indeed...taste is sweet and mildly toasty with some chocolate, smoke, light coffee...nice...
bu11zeye (12400) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2008 (Bottle) Pours think oily black body with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and smoked meat. Flavor of roasted malt and chocolate with a bitter finish.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nose-smoked pork, jerky. Taste-big ’ol wallop of metal, bacon, smoked ham, charred oak, port like notes. Lots of smokey and roasty notes all over htis bad boy. Some baking powder, coffee, and grit come out in the end.
jrt (62) - USA - NOV 22, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 This is one STOUT stout! Thick and sour with generous chocolate and burnt coffee flavors. Go for it...
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2007 As much as I like Southampton’s Belgium beers, this one was a slight disappointment. I like the aroma, very burnt, full of chocolate and coffee. Opaque black color, small brown head. Flavor was fairly acidic and somewhat alcohol hot. Two problems I’ve had with more than a few imps. but I won’t have expected that from Southampton. Finish is alcohol dry and tart.
alobar (3280) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Was a little disappointed in this beer. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste was of chocolate and coffee. Somewhat fizzy and tart, which I did not enjoy.