austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 16, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very coffeeish and roasty. Bigtime! Not a mainstream stout for common stout lovers. A tad harsh. Not much head and a thin body.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black w/ no head. Chocolate nose w/ notes of molasses, licorice, & coffee. Thick & chewy feel. Roasted, burnt coffee & bitter chocolate flavour. Finish is long & dry.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black, a little on the thin side for an Imperial in the pour, almost no head. Roasty, bittersweet chocolate, somewhat vinous aroma. Chocolaty, malty flavor, not terribly complex, little fruitiness. Thin-to-medium body, flat, dullish end. Tasty and easy to drink, but weak I think for an Imperial. Glad to try it anyway; thanks Josh.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice big tan head with great lacing. Body is black. Aroma of mocha-chocolate and roasted malts. Hints of coffee as well. Taste is very coffee/espresso like with notes of chocolate and slightly bitter. Finish is fanastically dry and smooth. 8% is hardly noticeable.
stephen (308) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown, bubbly head, tan lace. Flavor of coffee, slight roast, slightly acidic, some hops noticeable. Aroma is licorice coffee and chocoalte. Mild carbonation and very smooth.
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 (3218) - 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 (1220) - 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 (2560) - 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.