jsquire (3400) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark beer with a foamy brown head. The aroma really reminded me of grape pop for some reason. Dark molasses sweetness and a simple yet complete flavor profile. Little bitterness, but enough to balance this beer nicely.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee aroma. Mix of both chocolate and coffee favor. Dark color. Medium to thin body for the style. Good Imperial
YogiBeera (2448) - New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate and milk coffe nose. Black, huge frothy head. Chocolate taste with toffee and also milky. Flat. Thanks Doug!!
pivo (2545) - GERMANY - APR 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toasted grain nose, black color, head like a big tan sponge. Heavy roasted grain tastes with a coffee/espresso finish. Very strong, powerful flavor. Thinner than I wanted, but overall excellent. Thanks, Doug.
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.