Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good thick head but a disappointingly weak aroma. The flavor's got nice sherry notes but it's just not roasty enough.
Aurelius (4576) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Viscous black pour, coolish label -- which would be better as an engraving or something. Clingy tan head. Great aroma with lots of raisiny malt and dark chocolate. Very smooth drinking, while still having a good roast character. A tangy whip at the end of the flavor before the finish. Persistant coffee finish, which gives way to chocolate and chicory. Meaty mouthfeel. Warming, dry and bitter. This is a very good beer, not to be consumed by those without a hairy chest (stout-drinking ladies excluded, of course).
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color. Dark tan head. Coffee aroma. Starts out with a malty and sweetness that evelops into a chocolaty, coffee flavor. Leaves a nice chocolate flavor on the tongue. It was very enjoyable and had a nice alcohol warming.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
black-brown body. little to no head. flat looking. coffee, malt and chocolate to the nose. full, rich taste which include roasted coffee and some bitter chocolate. bitter finish.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big roasted grain aroma. Paper thin palate given the amount of malt here makes this terribly drinkable. Think of it as a light stout and you'd be impressed.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2003 Dark, black with a khaki head. lots of coffe bean and chocolate, as well as some alcohol in the aroma. Roasty cofffe flavos. A very drinkable imperial stout.
TheBeerGod (5466) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brownish black with a brackish thick head. Nice hoppy coffee laden aroma with a splash of alcohol in the background. Smooth feel on the tongue. Rich, slightly bitter roasted coffee, and cocoa. Wonderful beer with a creamy and slightly bitter aftertaste. Glad I got a six of this!
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2004 Very dark,ruby-red/black.Excellent,small-bubbled,head.A is subtle,rich caramel,chocolate,roasty,and coffee beans.Fruity,alcholic undertones.Smells good. Medium bodied. Creamy,oily,light(slightly),mouthfeel. Roasty,sweet,fruity flavors.Good coffee bean flavor before the finish.The finish lightly sweet/roasty,and dry.Not much hops in finish.Decent .
BBB63 (6373) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque black with a large tan head. Good lacing. Full-bodied. Roasted, nutty, molasses, and espresso hints on the heavy malt aroma. Detected lots of other aromas too, like prune, woody oak/tawny port, and resin hops. Sinful aroma! Bitter with some malty balance initially. The taste was masterful, very balanced, very complex on the palate. Oily yet creamy mouthfeel. Lightly alcoholic and dry finish. Damn, I was shocked by how good this beer was. Right up there with the best imperial stouts in the world. Very highly recommended. Yes, I must be an Old Heathen.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2003 Great oaty, imperial aroma. Pitch black beer with a nice tan head. A bit thin given the style, color and aroma. Nice chocolate and malt flavor, but an imperial should be more.