TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours as black as midnight with a reddish head. From the first sip to the last this beer will command your attention. Silky smooth with a warming flame below. My favorite stout.
tennisjoel (1241) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick motor oil black. Cannot see through this beer at all. Small off white head and some lacing. Chocolate, coffee, cherries greet the palate. Nice smooth start followed by the signature Stone hoppy finish. Very good!
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours obsidian black with a thick creamy tan head that fades to a thin ring around the edge of the galss. The aromas are somewhat less pungent than I would have expected,still coffee, rasins, plum and chocolate are noted. The mouthfeel is thick and decadent. The flavour is well hopped and hugely malty, caramel, toffee and brown sugar are also present as well as the obvious coffee and chocolate. The flavour can be described as seductive. Well concealed alcohol. This is the reason I hunt beer.
FuntonBunton (61) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2005
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rich and pours deep black like the heart of the most deadly assasin. A great looking redish brown head. This beer is great, smooth and strong. Has a great little kick to it. One of the better imperial stouts that Iíve had. Chocolate scent and taste for sure. It does get better as you keep drinking it as well. I drank this bad boy out of a goblet. It was excellent.
Ron (3103) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, this was very enjoyable. Thanks JB for providing me with a glass of this terrific brew. It was very sweet and malty with a creamy body and only a slightly bitter aftertaste. As it warmed it did bring out deeper richer flavors. I canít wait till I have it again.
Sam10 (37) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2005
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a great beer. Pours a dark brown almost black with tan head. Nice thick beer full of flavor. Taste of chocolate, coffee, and molasses. Smells as it tastes. Not a weak beer this one brings it!!
jb (2591) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with dark reddish tan head. Intense aroma that is woody, with coffee, alcohol and cherry. Cream rich palate that is grainy as well. This stuff is pretty fine indeed.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber: First, I would like to apologies to BLAS for this rating but this is truly a great beer. Poured a thick dark brown color, with a small tan head that produced little to no lacing. The aroma was full of milk chocolate, molasses, and roastedness, but did have a hint of alcohol. Great tastes of coffee, chocolate, molasses, and light alcohol. FULL creamy body that left a bitter and smoky aftertaste. Truly an awesome beer!
oh6gdx (23130) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Black colour, small brown head. Alcohol and roasted malt in aroma. Flavour is sweet malty with weak roast. Kind of soapy hints in flavour too. Smoky aftertaste.
TBone (14611) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, alc. 10.5%
Opaque black, small cappuchino head. Strong roasted, licorice nose. Full-bodied licorice overload. Sticky hoppy aftertaste. Nice balanced dessert brew.