Sturgess (173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best weyerbachers out there...it's got a great flavor, dark bitterness that any beer drinker can appreciate...this one is a keeper.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Licorice attack! This does not bode well. I'll wait for it to warm. Rough, roasty, thin mouthfeel. Finishes clean. I'm not blown away.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2004 Black in color with a large tan head.Fruit and choclate aroma.Body is thin with a chalky mouthfeel and burnt/roasted character.very subtle for an Imperial,no evidant alcohol presence and a dry finish.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick and jet black without a head. Huge coffee aroma. Flavour is complex, initially coffee, then chocolate. Heavily roasted bitterness but a bit of a burnt aftertaste. Thanks Ciderguy
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2004 Deep black color with dark chocolate and rasberry taste and aroma. Lightly carbonated and warm mouthfeel. 8.2% masked very nicely. I could really get used to this stuff. Big espresso finish.
muzzlehatch (4601) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Thick and opaque, very little head. Impressive figgy/coffee/chocolate/sour cherry aromas -- reminds me of a bittersweet chocolate candybar with bits of cherry. Very very smooth on the tongue, low hop presence throughout, again fairly bittersweet, just a bit low on the distinctiveness quotient that would make it a "great", but an attractive, very drinkable Imperial nonetheless.
rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
wow....what a goooooood stout! poured thick, black with a dark brown thick head. detected a sweet chocolatey, coffee like aroma. tasted rich/oily sweet yet bitter with lots of chocolate/toffee/espresso flavors. this brew finished with a slight hoppy aftertaste but ohhhhh sooooo smooth. this is one of the best stouts i've tasted!
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a really dark brown with a lasting dark tan head. Roasty chocolaty aroma, and if you really snort it, a touch of alcohol. Smooth full body and flavor fills the mouth. There are definitely no sharp edges here. Notes of chocolate and coffee blend nicely with perfect carbonation levels. Malt just coats the whole mouth and back of the throat. Bitterness seems mainly to come from roasted barley, which lingers a bit in the aftertaste. This is one damn well made brew. I might add that this is not a hop-heads RIS, but a malt heads RIS. And there are no defects that I can detect.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice and roasty. Dark in color with a brown head. Really good. Malty flavors. Some caramel. Good brew from them. Enjoyable.
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, thick dark brown head. Has a chocolate strawberry aroma, kinda like when i get cold stone ice cream and they mix chocolate ice cream with strawberrys and chocolate syrup. Light body, bitter chocolates then to coffee. Nice and light with some solid power.