CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF 2004: Mostly opaque with a dark tan head. Rich, sweet, caramel, roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate aroma. Starts full and sweet with caramel malt and toffee sprinkled with dark chocolate. Finishes with a sticky, syrupy sweetness and lingering roasted malt flavor that hides the alcohol very well. This exhibits great balance and complexity. A very nice imperial stout.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
How did I know Walking Man was going to make this beer rock? GABF 2004. Slightly astringint aroma, but not detracting believe it or not. Great head on this. Palate is soft, malty and quite nice. Taste of vanilla, oak, and coffee bean. Finish is bitter from the good hopping that is so needed in and IS. Walking Man rules!
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: chocolate, smoke, cherries, some cream, burnt malts
Appearance: dark brown-->black, tan head, lacing
Flavor: chocolate, cream, sweet cherries/strawberries, smokiness, roasted malts
Palate: smooth but almost too carbonated, smokey cream chocolate finish
3fourths (8801) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2012 Sampled @ brewery, July 2004. Pitch black. Creamy tan head. thick and frothy up front, then a little sweet between a hefty dark chocolate presence with some smoked malts. Nose is strong roasted malts. Sweet in the end. Also a little fizzy, with a sweet chocolate malt finish... the only major complaint is the high carbonation, I would think that 11+ ABV would be less fizzy.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Darkness of night with a great head and lacing. Sweet malt nose. Big complex flavor (honey, fruit, coffee, oak and toasted malt) with a nice roasty thick finish. Very nice.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 11, 2004
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black black color with almost black head and black lacing. The aroma has some alcohol & roasted notes along with soy sauce, maple syrup & molasses. The flavor is really nice, so much complexity; grapes, honey, fig, coffee, whiskey, toast. Finishes smooth, no detectable alcohol taste in the finish and it causes my mouth to water for more. This is a damn fine Imperial Stout, definately up to the task of rivaling the Dark Lord. Just to note, I got a glass that was mostly Jaywalker plus a dash of the Black Cherry Stout and it made one of the best damn beers I've ever tasted. The drive here alone along 14 was worth the trip but this just topped all my expectations. If you can make it here, DO IT!
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear but dark brown verging on black with some red traces around the rim, nice light tan foam; Aroma of hay and chocolate covered cherries. Slightly tart but smooth and malty, with subdued roastiness and cofee flavors, predominantly rich and malty with just the right amount of dark malt acidity....very effin' good.