Gorbalev (2981) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2006 This was one of my first ratings and probably my worst description ever. I just bought 2 bottles recently in Buffalo so here’s a rerate. Lovely intense roasty, chocolate aroma. Pitch black, slick brown head. Incredible roast up front, hops ad alcohol follow. Silky smooth. Intense. Wow, what a stout, I appreciate it even more.
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
dark black, light brown head sweetmalty aroma. Chocolate. Slight fruitiness has a thick almost liqure like backnote flavour. Great mouth feel with carbonation
haddon90 (1539) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black pour with a nice tannish head. Some hops, vanilla, AND chocolate spring from this great aroma. Smooooth taste. Chocolaty, with some coffee as well. Not too thin but not too thick. Just about right. Very well made, I was impressed.
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Finally number 100! I found this during my recent trip to Toronto at the LCBO, and it really made my day (and week), especially after the exhausting ride from Montreal. Here we go. Super dark black, I cannot see any highlights in this. It's got a small dark tan head which quickly dissapeared. The aroma is full of coffee, slightly alcoholic; chocolate with cherries; normally a combination I despise, but it works nicely here. Flavour is roasted heavily, and lots of hops are there too. There are notes of chocolate, molasses, and lots of licorice. Oily palate, somewhat sticky. Awesome. Bottle.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours an opaque black colour with a thick foamy head. Delicious aromas of roasted malt, chocolate and hops. Thick body. Fantastic taste of roasted malt and dark chocolate with a great hop bitterness. I'll be getting more of these!
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick, brown head with a roasted coffee aroma. Mouthfeel was very, very oily. Flavor dominated by roasted malts and chocolate. Stays on your tongue a while. Very good.
Gunny (41) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque black with a thick, malted milk head. Aromas of vanilla, white oak, chocolate and pungent, aromatic hops balanced by smouldering, dark roasted malt. All hops to start followed by a dark roasted malt bitterness, licorice root, plum and double short espresso. Lingering bittersweet finish. An enjoyable, well crafted Stout.
beerlover82 (220) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2004
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours an incredible pitch black color--head lasts a few minutes--aroma is of hops, chocolate, and malts.Tastes really thick and creamy-- and hoppy WHAM!! right on and the alcohol content is excellent.Really epensive but well worth it.Another winner by Victory Brewing CO.
Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2004
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing pour. Slow and creamy, black as night. Bitter aroma. Malts and roasted chocolate. Aftertaste that lingers for days. Submlime.
WabashMan (1016) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really a very nice beer and a great Imperial Stout, this one features a big, bold, roasty, delicious flavor that lingers for days. If only the aroma was as big and bold, this could be even greater!