PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 30, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark brown color, almost black. Big hoppy taste, but very pleasant to me, and I don't generally like hoppy beers. Some coffee taste to it. I should go have more now...
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Bottle) Aroma of rich roasted malt, molasses and hops. Coffee-like in color, this is a rich, complex, stout. Being a hop head, I like the strong infusion of hops. Flavor is of hops, bitter-sweet chocolate, and coffee. Nice bitter finish assures no cloying remnants remaining on your palate. Excellent!!!
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
november 2003 bottle: light creme texture, sweet coco flavor then bitter and tart coffee aftertaste. reminds me of guinness, but this gives me more flavor and character. i like it.
CapFlu (4762) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2004 (Bottle) Thin, dissipating head and opaque body. Minute, white flakes. Strong coffee and cocoa malt nose. Initially tart which a whipping coffee taste bringing you into a lasting bitter chocolate finish. Excellent. Many thanks to Hopscotch for the hook-up... (4.1/5) UPDATE: Pours a brown head and a opaque body. Nose of cascade hops. Creamy, smooth and oily. Bitter hop finish. Likely the worst of the evening! (3.1/5)
Trumpy (4) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2003 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my favorite stout I have come across. I love it. Its a bit hard to find though. I like it a little more than alesmith speedway. This is a very thick beer, and you wouldnt know the strong alcohol content unless you read the label.
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good american micro version of an imperial stout. I personally prefer the english version which does not use near as much hops. Sam Smith's is the classic version to me since it was originally brewed by an english brewer for the russian czars. I think that Sam's is a more acurate version of what was made back in the 1800's.
3fourths (8549) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2010 Black with a big brown head. Smells of coffee, scotch and milk, but dominated by a moldy and unpolished grassy hop nose. Big thick & smoky chocolate malt flavor with big scratching hops thoughout. Disgusting almost, doesn’t even resemble an imperial stout.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark color. Head didn't last long but lacing did. A bit fruity in aroma. Alcohol very well masked. Great stuff.
raymow (1011) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent stout! Dark black in color with a reddish head that quickly dissipates. Great flavor - I'll have another!
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super dark with a nice milky brownish head. Complex flavors with a burnt malt finish. Leaves you with the feeling you just had a strong coffee or espresso. Damn good beer.