cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of chocolate malted milk in aroma, perhaps some rich marmalade notes atop dark brown bread as well. Flavors slightly one-sided, mostly bready mocha. Dark dark dark brown, almost black. Close, but not quite there yet.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black color, brown head. Mocha, coffee, and roasted malt aromas. Slightly sweet malt flavor, hints of chocolate. Finish was of coffee. Velvety mouthfeel, full body. Very good stout.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown, with a fluffy brown head. Aroma is dry, astringent, not the best. Has a great velvet mouthfeel. Seriously sweet flavor with pronounced hop bitterness. Pretty darn creamy for an imperial. A good beer.
omhper (20325) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Dark black with very rich brown head. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Full bodied, hard black malts gives a touch of acidity, yet a velvetty mouthfeel prevails. Coffee finish.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
alcoholic mocha aroma, dark black with a medium brown frothy head, dry bitter roastiness with an oily mouthfeel and some choclate notes
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Outstanding. Rich dark color with a gorgeous chocolaty head and frothy lace, has a ruby lining that I didnt notice untill I was nearly finished. Powerful roasted malt/chocolate aroma. Flavor is velvety smooth with rich chocolatey malts, some dark fruitieness especialy cherry, lightly roasted, finishes with a touch of bitterness. This is now my favorite stout.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - OCT 17, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish head. deep black color. Too bad I don't have regular access to this one. Everything seemed to compliment the other.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid oily black, thin tan head about a finger high, very fluffy and thick, fades slowly to a fluffy ring around the edge, lace in minimal super drippy spots. Aroma is quite nice with chocolate and sweet chocolate chip cookie dough, vanilla, slight molasses; a refreshing bakers chocolate nose with just a hint of spice upon bigger wiffs.Taste is mild chocolate, malty darkened and sweet, not chewy, smoothly rendered, slight vanilla and molasses, roasty and semi deep toned. Pretty bold and nearly full feel, lightly creamy, with a light but favorable drying that has chocolate/cocoa and extremely light coffee notes in the finish coming in late. A nice Imperial Stout. Not as hefty or complex as some but a damn nice easy drinker.
Cobra (1100) - - OCT 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. brown bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a deep, dark brown, with a dark tan head. It was huge at first, billowing out of the stout glass I poured it in. But, it faded to a generous lacing on top of the beer. Aromas of burnt malts, alcohol, and dark roast expresso coffee. Alcohol becomes more prevalent as it warms up.
No hops aromas at all here, gang. Burnt sugar taste in the middle of it. Pretty potent stuff. Also pretty tasty.
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
To date, this is my favorite stout. Pours near black with a beautiful dark tan head. Toasted mocha with a slight alcohol note, what a great aroma! Flavor is rich and slightly fruity ending with a mild bitterness. Weyerbachers best brew.