harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is something I had a long time ago and wish I could find more. I love the coffee taste in this stout. The espresso of stouts.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin head. Strong cofee aroma. Rich coffee malt and bitter chocolate taste. Maybe a bit too much of a coffee finish but I know I'll be getting more of 'em
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with short brown head. Alcohol nose. Chewy malt semi bitter alcohol taste. Syrupy
Cartoonkhaki (1205) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice light brown head. Nothing spectacular. But its taste was great! It had hints of roastedness and chocolate. Sweet and bitter melted together very nicely.
Indra (2531) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 17, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma has some impressively, deep, dark chocolate, just a hint of dark brown sugar, licorice and roasty malt. Black in color with a reddish-brown halo and a head that diminishes to almost inexistence. Flavor starts off with some semi-sweet chocolate sweetness and espresso-like malt, before drying out and becoming a bit more roasted towards the finish, along with some faint hop flavors and alcohol (more apparent as it warms). Oily, medium-heavy texture and very smooth on the palate. Carbonation is somewhat understated. Easy to drink and appreciate.
CapFlu (4244) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2004 (750ml bottle) Beautiful dark brown-red head. Rather bitter for a stout; rather middle-of-the-road or even off to the side of the road. Kinda boring! Would like my money back to invest in the Samuel Smith... (3.7/5) UPDATE: Pours opaque. Skim milk nose - must be a non-homogenized Imperial Stout? Complex, yet off. Long lasting bitter finish. Above average. (3.1/5)
gthank (73) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This has to be the prototypical imperial. Completely average in every respect.
aracauna (2925) - Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Imperial Stout Blind Tasting (11-16-02): Decent head. Dark, run-of-the-mill imperial. Mildly bitter, moderately dry. Nothing really makes it stand out from the rest.
omhper (18348) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Very black with brown head. Hoppy licorice aroma. Very dry and nicely malty and a little chocolatey. I really appreciate the fact that they’ve made a stout this big so dry.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2003 nice example of the style. usual big flavours of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. not still, but very little carbo. big alcohol compliments the other flavours.