Jayb0 (959) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
love this beer. holds it’s dark creamy head. great balance of strong flavors
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 16, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty, roasted, slightly hoppy, slightly alcoholic aroma. Nice two-finger head and black as night. Bitter, roasted, coffee, and mild alcohol flavors. Quite thick and full-bodied, although not nearly as full-bodied as something like Expedition Stout. Overall, a nice, big, drinkable Imperial Stout.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 16, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice, rich imperial. Very strong roasted malt flavors with bitter chocolate
and milk chocolate presence.
MoeStCool99 (6) - Delaware, USA - JUL 14, 2002 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
So far, Victory hasn’t disappointed with any of their offerings
RAUCHFEST (122) - PROSPECT PARK, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
was at the brewery last night 7/9 tried the 97 vintage what a beer time does this brew wonders hop aromas still aparrent the malt mellowed some and this beer is dangerously drinkable a treat most likely only available at the brewery
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2002
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Re-Rate 06/29/02: Dark as midnight in the desert on a cloudy and moonless night, the head caps the darkness like its trying to seal it away from the light, chocolate its color, the lace clings for life to the glass. ’Oh That Smell’, burnt grains, bitter is the chocolate, hints of sweetness hides below the surface. Front is sweet, the top is full, the finish that of Prunus dulcis, dry and acidic, but what a great brew. Thanks Jayme
joet (1991) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 27, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Toasty, carmel, lines of Cascadian goodness, sharp, no roundness or deep fruit flavors of an imperial. Still very delicious. Tobacco and anise in the finish. A delicious and interesting super bright stout packed with hops, roasty flavors and a punch.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2004 Dark jet black color, with a creamy tan head, leaves a clingy lace in the glass. Aroma of coffee, plums and licorice. Full thick creamy mouthfeel, starts sweet ends with a huge burnt bitterness, This is a great Imperial, I love it.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 20, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2003 After reading the ratings I had to try this beer. Not very easy to get in SoCal but definately worth the search.I'm not one for the elaborate descriptions so I'll just say try some.Its reputation is deserved.
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 20, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
quite the robust stout nice for chillin wit. taste like an imperial stout should. nice aroma and the flavor is a good chocolate and alcohol mix. Had these again the other night one of the best stouts out