raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2003 Dark brown,near black. Thin,tan,head. Very roasty aroma,with some black malt and hop undertones.Medium body. Thin,oily mouthfeel. Clean,roasty and dark malt flavors. Maybe a hint of vanilla and caramel. Finish is hoppy,and roasty caramel. Lingering leaf hops and fudge. Finish is similar to Storm king,not as full,but the hoppiness is similar. This has the roastiness it boasts,very full in aroma and flavor. Not a nightcap Imperial but a good,easy drinking one.
DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2005 Fresh bottle, Mar. 2004. This one is a bit drier and more astringent than the last batch I had. Still, itís not been aged that long. Iíll put some more down and see how it comes out later. Still at $8-9 for a sixer, a good price for any imperial.
2-year old bottle, tasted Nov. 2003. Very smoky, tobacco-y and dry. Not quite to style (though with a beer intended to age, itís hard to keep the flavor from changing) but an enjoyable brew. Extra points for its pleasantly unusual smell.
Indra (2560) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 23, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of dark chocolate, oil, wood, charcoal, earthiness, espresso, toffeeish sweetness and some very faint prune, with light alcoholic fumes. Took at least 20 minutes to pour due to excessive foaming which was a bit of a nuisance, but it finally settled into a surprisingly slight head, allowing me to partake. Malty, chocolatey flavor, roasty with some syrupy sweetness and almost unnoticeable background hop spices. Palate is initially somewhat thick, but thins out and develops some rather unwelcome fizzy carbonation on the finish. Needs some adjustment, but has potential.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not much aroma at all. Black color with a few unknown chunks in it. Great flavor, though not much like an imperial stout. Roasted malt and deep rich flavor.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Disappointing. This is a great brewer who has failed to make a convincing imperial stout. THin, ugly with very little aroma and thin dark grain flavor. Not as bad as all that, but cannot compare to Victory, North Coast, Avery &c.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells slightly of chocolate malts, roasted and some coffee. Pretty much what is expected in an imperial stout from the aroma. Black, with small amounts of head. Flavor is amlty, kind of a chalky texture. This beer seems to be slacking in the palate department, which is it's beggest problem. Otherwise, a damn tastey beer.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 19, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
It has the usual Imperial Stout characteristics: black, tan head, chocolately on the nose, but has a very light mouthfeel & is a bit thin by this style's standards. Somewhat roasty, but not what I'd expect fm an imperial
Vikingbeau (67) - Albertville, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bitch has golden particles in her snatch...which i like. She tastes of coffee and is dirty black in color with a dark golden diminishing head.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - APR 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent roasted coffee aroma, but not much else. The flavor was good, but not great...roasted coffee, hops bitterness. The feel was a little too thin and watery...especially if you're going to call this an imperial. The color was a dark brown with sediment floating around.
redlem (1295) - Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2003
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Lesson to self: never buy a beer from a brewer I am not fond of just because it is the last 6 pack of a seasonal beer. The beer, well it has a nice head. This is a very thin, nonflavored, musty stout. All the Two Brothers beers I have tasted have a unpleasant musty, gym shoe flavor. On the plus side you cant taste the 7.5% alcohol.