austinpowers (2826) - 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 (2089) - 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!
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well, it ainít true to the style, but itís still a damned fine beer. Hoppy, coffee nose, nearly black though translucent body. Moderately sweet, with serious hop bitterness and coffee flavors going on--really well balanced. Good, dry, slightly alcoholic finish.
jsquire (3313) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very smooth that got better as it warmed. Coffee flavors dominated at first but the sweeter, almost carmelly tastes came out at the end. I agree that it is a little thin for style, but a great beer anyway.