Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap Brewtopia ’04- Another very dark beer Alcohol taste is very strong, a not as heavy other stouts.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown in color with a nice fluffy head. Roasty aroma. Chocolatety flavors. Full bodied. Nice hop flavor. Good.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Brewtopia. Had right after the Stone RIS. Dark brown, tan head. Sharp roasty aroma and flavor. Thick and chewey. Nice hops. Lingering bitterness.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
We enjoyed talking beer with Matt Robbins as he served us this at the PA Microbrewers Fest. He said that this would be the first in a line of specialty stouts that they want to brew. Very fresh - probably too hoppy for those of you that like your Imp.Stouts more mellow. Huge aroma - hops and sweetened coffee. Flavors were almost overwhelming - thick sweet chocolate cream coffee, plums and raisins, big roasty bitterness. Palate was thick but also very vinous at times that and the dark fruits gave it a real wine quality. Finished long and hoppy, lingering roasts. Reminded me of a Blackout Stout, but thicker. Our favorite beer of the festival.