Nate (4200) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet chocolate, roasted malt aroma. Smoky notes, coffee. Black with creamy tan lacing head. Thick watery body with smooth carbonation. Starts sweet with chocolate, coffee, Twizzlers. Smooth alcohol, vanilla, oak. Light acidity, medium bitter dry finish. Nutty sweet bitter after. Decent imperial stout.
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
New Hope, PA. Just an amazing stout. Just so viscous and rich and coffee tones. The 9% abv makes itself known but is well blended by all the other flavors. Excellent job Triumph
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like to judge brewers on the big beers that they brew. This may be right or wrong but since I don’t care for the small stuff, that’s all I got. That being said, this stuff was one of the highlights of the Stoudts Festival for me. The Triumph guys knew me by name by the time it was all said and done. Rich, dark, coffee and chocolate were all over this stuff. Sweet and dry at the same time. Time to take a road trip to Princeton.
obxdude10 (2270) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very impressive imperial stout, I too can vouch for the 11% strength in this beer, pitch black color, minimal head, fruity nose with hints of dark chocolate & burnt malt, more chocolate in the flavors along with dark roasted coffee & dates, a slight hint of the alcohol strength in the flavors, medium-full body, very enjoyable stout
egajdzis (6136) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The reps from Triumph at the Stoudts event called this 11%. Poured opaque black with no head. Aroma of figs, and other dark fruits, chocolate, roasted malts, and cofffee. Chocolate and coffee taste, light alcohol taste. The only problem here is that it might be too thin.
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this on draft at the Manayunk event. In my opinion, this was by far the beer of the show, and one of the best beers I have ever had. I was fortunate enough to have this as my first beer of the day at Manayunk, and it blew me away. I said to one of the ladies working the Triumph booth, "This event just started and I may have already tasted the beer of the show!" I was right. Pours dark black, with a huge, gorgeous tan head and continued lacing. Aroma of roasty malt, creaminess, nuts, coffee, molasses, and chocolate. Tastes very creamy, malty, with hints of coffee, chocolate, nuts, cream, roastiness, and hop presence at the finish. Very well hidden alcohol. One of the best beers I have ever had.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The best beer I had from Triumph, very thick and black. About the most creamy beer I have ever had. I could have used a slightly more bitter finish that I have come to exspect in a Imperial Stout.
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. In one word, I would describe this beer as "Big". It is midnight black, extremely thick, and huge on flavor. There is a definite alcohol presence. However, it is nicely hidden behind a wall of flavor. This has to be one of my favorite beers I have had.