heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Suprisingly lively carbonation for a beer of this strength. Big strong roastiness balanced by nice northwestern hop charge. This beer hides its alcohol extremely well. Amazingly smooth and superbly enjoyable.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not as good as I expected after reading the reviews. Too íburnt bitter,í and dry on the mouthfeel, to be ranked up there with A. Le Coq. Also, not nearly as good as Left Hand Imperial Stout, which is still the best US Stout made, and one of the best anywhere, as far as Iím concerned.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - APR 15, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iím not much of a hophead, so perhaps thatís why Iím not enamored with this brew. Dark, yes, but bitter in a way I didnít like.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coffee, chocolate and liquorice scent. Almost black, with pretty toffee head. Tastes of liquorice, bitter chocolate and Brazil nuts. Somewhat oily as are the featured flavours. Complexity abounds. Excellent!
Thanks Austin Powers.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
jennypee99 (3) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
this is definitely in my top 5 of great winter beers, up there with north coast old rasputin, and capital city fuel. the only thing i dont like about it is the bitter after taste, but everything else about it is just about perfect.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice imperial. Very black. Good hoppy, licorice nose. Nicely balanced alcohol, hops and roast. Very nice.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark, dark, dark in color; The darkest, fullest head that I have ever seen- it was practically purple; cherry coffee nose. The first sip was wonderfully bitter. Good coffee notes. Warming. Alcohol is hidden nicely. A great spiciness emerges at the back of the nouth and then lingers for awhile. Man, I am glad I have a few more of these.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours out of the bottle like Texas Tea. Nice mocha brown head that faded just a little too quick. Very oily, vinuous and smooth hop bitterness that moves toward a roasted, burntish malt feel. This burnt feel lingers on the palate for quite some time. Almost like drinking a chocolate tort.
Raytailgater (105) - Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2002
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wonderful stout. Pleasing aroma. fullbodied flavor. Another winner from Victory Brewing!