tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2004 Posted as roughly average score of two tastings - no idea why there was such a difference in my perceptions of this beer at two different sessions.
Re-rate: 19-Mar-04: 5-3-5-2-8=2.3 Sweet bubblegum nose with some mild lactic sourness. Generally mild aroma. Dark brown with ruby highlights and thin tan head. Husky flavour dominates with plenty of burnt roastiness and a subdued sweetness. Roasty bitterness coats the tongue and does not go away. Papery flavour perhaps due to oxidation. Medium body. Bottle. Blind tasting #5.
Original rating: 9-Jan-04: 7-4-8-4-15=3.8 Roasted malt and mocha chocolate aroma. Black body with full, brown, large bubbled head that dissipates slowly. Plenty of roasted malt flavours and a nice dry taste and finish. Less sweet than your typical imperial stout but very enjoyable. Medium-full body and smooth mouthfeel. Bottle.
Crockett (1066) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2004 Funnily enough this was my first rating on the site. And it's my first official re-rate.
15 imperials later, it needs a little tweeking. Although I can't imagine rating an Imperial stout below 3, at this point, this one in my opinion has dropped a few points.
As far as Imperial Stouts go, this one isn't that strong at 8%. Nice ammount of coffee and chocolate with a good nutty and caramel/burnt sugar flavours. Pretty, light brown, slow fading head. Salty residuals. Black Beer. Very Enjoyable and tastey. Light and higher carbonation than the norm.
jgb9348 (5430) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black coloured body-very oily with a medium sized brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, plums, roasted malt, molasses and even some port qualities. Heavy bodied; Sweet chocolate flavour up front which is transformed to a pleasantly bitter maltiness. Coffee and cherries line the palate and lead to a sweet-not bitter aftertaste. Seriously, I never imagined there to ever be an Imperial Stout that I could drink a lot of, but this is it! A potent 8%, but feels like a lot less! Overall, I was very pleased with this beer and definately reccomend it if you can find it! I owe a huge amount of thanks to DougShoemaker who gave me this 65 cL bottle at JoeyCapps' party back in September. Cheers Doug, thanks again! I sampled this bottle on 03-December-2003.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice Black pour with a thick tan head. Clean in flavor with rich malty aroma. Very roasty, like a Russian Imperial Stout. Well balanced bitterness. Very enjoyable.Thanks to Lubiere.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice Black pour with a thick tan head. Rich malty aroma with a big roast tone. Nice RIS roasty flavor with a balanced malt bitterness, just the way I make my own. Outstanding beer. thanks to Lubiere.
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark chocolate color to it with a muddy head. Strange aroma that is more on the butterscotch malty side. Same deal with the flavor only more molasses and caramel and stuff like that.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The black body of this brew is topped by a medium thick, brown head with a good amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is sweet, malty and full of caramel notes with a slight roastiness. The aroma reminds me more of a dopplebock than an imperial stout. The malt flavor is slightly sweet and roasty with notes of caramel. Full bodied and slightly dry.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark colored with a dark halo'd head..malty & sugary, and sweet, and chocolate and even bitter at times..
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque thick oil pour with a medium creamy tan head. More of a vinous aroma than any coffee or chocolate. Bitter coffee taste throughout until the last 2 sips which were smooth, creamy, and had some chocolate notes, if only the whole beer was like the end.
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2003
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted this from a bottle. Can't wait to try it on tap. Rich earthy flavour. Chocolate and bitter coffee undertones. After taste is almost identical to '85% cocoa' chocolate. Doesn't taste as strong as I thought it would be having an 8% alcohol content. Finishes dry.