baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - AUG 20, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fairly dark (almost really dark) with a medium khaki head. Tart roasty aroma, lots of chocolate, toasted malt and prune, with light sour cherry, vanilla, dark fruit. Slight sweet, smooth, small particle. Finishes with sour burnt toast and fruit with a little chocoate and mushroom. Pretty interesting stuff.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Nice sweet chocolate flavor in this one. Good robust beer.
fly (1394) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - AUG 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Choclate hit me first - well after the vision of a huge tan head and the aroma. Avery interesting case of "compare and contrast, class" after having consumed a Whistable Oyster Stout just prior. This had the Imperial status, so I had to be impressed by that - just kidding. I am however impressed by this, the third beer I've tried from Weyerbacher. Each one a definite pleasure.
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is chocolate, roast malt, but faint. No hops. Pitch black beer, with no light passing through. Head is dark tan, but fades to nothing very quickly. Flavor is huge dark malt, chocolate, roast, with characteristics of raisins, and some sherry notes. Palate is thin for style. Could use more body behind the alcohol level.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
after a young's oatmeal stout, this heathen ramps up the cocoa-coffee malts, pitch, and potency very nicely. the beverage is black as a cosack's boot heel, with a thick oak-colored welcome mat of head on top: one that laces in undulating stalagtyte-toothy caverns. nose is moderate, but amid alcohol notes, sweet-burnt fragrances arise-- like tossing clumps of brown sugar on embers. flavor is big and peaty: what an epicurean earth-worm must experience biting into the sweet blackened loam of a riverbottom. not a huge imperial, okay, but the compact body of evidence is still convincing, the more so as articulate hops deliver the closing remarks-- issues dealing at length with burnt oreos and bitter orange. a veritable kurt vonnegut "old heathen": sophisticated, sweet and mellow, not overbearing, but capable of great sardonic bite...
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2003 Smoked coffee, choclate aroma, most noatably the coffee. The color is a solid black, and little bit foam lingering around the edge of the beer. Flavor is a little thin. It does have the nice trademark imperial stout flavor.
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at From The Vine monthly beer tasting Aug 4th, 2003: Pours a nice thick dark borwn with a medium dark beige head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, coffee and oats. The body is not as big and bold as I like in an Imperial Stout but it is still good. Basically all the things I love about the flavor of this style - Roasty malt, caramel, alcohol, chocolate and coffee - are all here but in less quantity than the greats like Dark Lord, Siberian Night Rasputin and Stone. The finish is a little hoppier than those too. This beer is on the verge of being an excellent example of the style. A little more richness and complexity and it will be there.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a very good Imperial. Jet black and very thick, this would be a great addition to a cold winter night and a warm fire.
Indra (2568) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 4, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Inviting aroma, spicy, chocolatey, fruity and sweet, with notes of brown sugar, creamy mocha, charcoal, roasted barley, plum and licorice, among others. Deep ebony in color, with an intricate, fine head and delicate lacing. Flavor is roasty, grainy and sweet, with semi-sweet chocolate, smokiness, toffee, port wine, raisin and highly roasted coffee. Finish is long and warming. Thick, tangy mouthfeel. Very good. Thanks Trap.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2003
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
An excellent stout. Strong roasted coffee aroma and taste. Fizzed a bit, which turned me off. But very smooth to drink and very enjoyable.