amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Better than the raspberry, but it is pretty much the same.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2004 Rather dark with a creamy head that forms a ring, eventaully. ARoma consists of fruity hops, concord grapes? and milk chocolate. Yes, this is very carbonated, as Venom stated, for an Imperial. Quite acidic; slightly oxidized. Lacking in full body. Flavors do not bombard the palate like I expect from an Imperial but it hints at being complex. A very nice example, nonetheless.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - MAR 23, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
very dark brown near black color. short lived brown head.
powerful aroma of coffee and fruit.
great palate, soft yet chewy.
vinous taste with a lot of heavyily roasted malts apparent. long finish and the flavors linger on for a while.
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - MAR 11, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
An incredibly good Stout, almost black in color, has a good balance of rich coffee and chocolate hints to it. An enjoyable beer to sip, and I agree about how the flavor lingers with Volgon. The best beer from a great microbrewery, probably my favorite beer of all.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 19, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2007 Black/brown edges with a small bubbled tan head that is fairly small, deep rich dark fruit (plum) and coffee aroma, smooth palate, an awesome beer. Old rating: While mild and light for an imperial stout, it has a deep flavor. Rich flavors linger in the mouth after each sip. Thanks VENOM!
legion242 (2270) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black in color; No head at all; Sweet nose. Grapey, alcoholic, warming, thick-high-grade viscosity. Lots of bitter in back. Very warming and thick. Did I say thick? It is thick.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours that deep dark brown to black color that I love, fantastic chocolate brown head, adequate lace. Nose is expresso coffee, bitter sweet chocolate, starts malt sweet, the middle is full, rich and complex, the finish is dry, hop presence and the abv noticeable. Quite a good stout.
Todd (20) - Palm Bay, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2001
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
This is the worst Imperial Stout I have ever tried (and Imperial Stouts are one of my favorite styles). I’ve homebrewed Imperial Stouts infinitely better than this simply lifted from recipie books.
QXSTER199 (9) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2001 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fine example of an Imperial Stout. Intense roasted flavors over a fruity full-bodied complex brew. Well done.