drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2004 Black as George Bush's heart with a good old fashioned flare of communism. This beer is impossible to see light through, smells like sweet/sour molasses and tastes like...like...man, there is so much here: sweet maple, bitter chocolate, a hint of coffee. Wow, I'm really taken aback by the richness of this beer, but it is really fantastic. Lacks a bit in head and lace but more than makes up for it in taste and palate. This sticks to my palate like flies on kaka. Man, it may even be worth the $4.50 I payed for the bottle.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. No idea how to describe this beer. Just let me echo everyone else and say its good.
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was a nice thick imperial. Had coffee notes as wel as some roasted flavors. it was dank
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
After reading all the reviews on this beer, I was sadly disappointed when I finally had it. I found it to be rather "thin" feeling in the mouth for a stout. The alcohol was masked fairly well. The flavor was nothing spectacular. I wonít go out of my way to get this again.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Viscous beer with extreme firm very dark beige head.
Merengue, coffee, smoke, and pineapple in the aroma.
Bitter flavor with coffee some smoked tones. sourish with powerful bitter finish.
Panzuriel (1225) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2004 A very sweet dark stout. Not terribly roasted. Good flavor. Nice beer. Didn't go well with salty snacks though. Good beer for cold days.
MrRomero (1973) - Nolanville, USA - NOV 11, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge beer. Fluffy brown head, black syrupy look. Had a taste of black walnuts initially then everything else. Coffee, chocolate. Warmed me up so much I turned on the A/C.
Velveeta99 (13) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rather thick, like motor oil. Faint aromas, revealing espresso notes - I canít remember having a beer like this. The carbonation tickles the tongue. As it warmed, and I got more and more buzzed, I thought some fruit notes came out. Massive imperial.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beige, foamy head. Complex aroma. SWEET taste with plenty of alcohol present. Itís a truly odd flavor - this beer. Reminds me a bit of Dogfish WWStout. Alcohol should be better hidden.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2004 Re-rate at Brewtopia 2004...
This brew, the Cantillons and Southampton Baltic Porter were all best in show. The 2004 version is the the best I have tasted yet. Loads more chocolate and more mellowed hops this time around. Higher score awarded !...
This beer rocks!
The aroma is of dark, roasted nuts, roasted malt and alcohol. Hints of espresso and dark fruits.
This imperial pours as slow and thick as unrefined oil. The small, light brown head is quickly diminishing. A menacing looking beer. It has no hue, even when held up to a halogen bulb. Just BLACK.
The flavor is heavy on malt, butter, cream, cocoa and alcohol up front. Lightly sweet and pungent and moderately bitter on the backside.
Full-bodied. Lively carbonation with a syrupy mouthfeel. The long finish is slightly alcoholic, bitter and sweet, while leaving the mouth as dry as a bone moments later. Excellent imperial stout. I love this beer. Thanks go out to herbjones for this one.