ClarkVV (3970) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2005 2004 bottle. Pours a dark oily black/brown with violet and dark chestnut tinges. Good tan head. Not opaque, though it seems there is some sediment on the bottom. Aroma of butterscotch, vanilla, coconut, bourbon and plenty of roast. Flavor is filled with a relaxed bourbon flavor that lets in the vanilla, chocolate and a touch of dry roast. Very dry liquor taste with hints of coffee as well. The finish is my favorite part, with a light chocolate and vanilla mix, hint of wood and plenty of bourbon. Thankfully itís not overdone, and even more thankfully, itís not full of cocoa powder as I thought the Heathen was. Good stuff, medium body, long finish and a dry oak cask flavor. A bit thin and quite vinous without as much malt as Iíd like. Bourbon does end up drying it out and taking over a bit too much.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stron raosty nose, brandy, buttery. Jet black body, dark tan head. Falvors of vanilla, chocolate, ends with some coffee bitterness. Very nice imp stout.
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great strong stout. Chocolate and coffee flavour. Roasted and a little smoked as well. Extremely pleasant stout.
madsberg (10597) - SÝborg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled: Pitch black coloured. Huge chocobrown head. Vanilla, chcolate, some roast and alcahol in the nose. Flavour is hoppy, spiced and has loads of alcahol. Ends with a medium bitterness and some alcahol burnt.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazingly dark, very smooth stout. No bitter aftertaste. A little weak on the head, doesnít stay very long. Easily one of the best microbrew stouts around.
ARMed (613) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic imperial stout with a bourbon flavor. Extremely smooth and powerful. Dark black mouthful of liquid sensation. Strong alcholic brew with a slight whisky rum flavor as well.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black color. A malty beer bouth in aroma and taste. To much alcohol comming through.
phiconners (149) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark and rich. Aroma and flavor is dominated by bourbon. Unfortunately Iím not a fan of bourbon at all, and could not get past it with this one. I respect their craft, but I have to rate it based on my personal experience. Maybe there should be another category for this type, as Iíve really enjoyed all of the other imperial stouts Iíve tasted.
rickgordon (3845) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, Stockholm Beer Festival.
Black in colour. Cocoa and resin nose. Flavour is from lumumba, chocolate bar and is nutty. Smooth palate feel, medium bodied. ABV shines through, not that it would matter.
bu11zeye (12102) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2007 (Bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small light brown, quickly diminishing, head. Aroma of chocolate chip cookies, coffee, roasted malt, and oak. Flavor of sweet chocolate and a hint of oak barrel. Excellent Imperial Stout!