sloth (2786) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black,opaque. Brown short lived,fizzy head thats quickly gone.Some chocolate,fruity,raisiny notes in the nose.Alc. notes also.Thin bodied(for an Imperial stout)dry,chocolatey,burnt malt notes.Some sourness.I expect a fuller body in my imperial stouts.This one aint there.Not sure about this, weyerbacher.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice pour... the dark head and dark burnt pugent scent that i look for in a stout.the typical choclate, malt flavor but a hint of licorice was very nice. the only knock was it is more texture then flavor
jgb9348 (5557) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch BLACK in colour. Very very malty in smell. Good malty taste and burnt flavours show through perfectly. A tad watery, but not too bad!
krdktq (17) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This stout had everything you expect in a good Imperial stout. Thick and black with a nice head and good taste. This sample was purchased from the brewery so it was super fresh.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very very black with one of the deepest brown heads I have ever seen! Moderate/slight carbonation with a slight slickness to the mouthfeel. Aroma is loaded with lots of coffee and chocolate, while the flavor also has some licorice qualities to it. Very smooth and easy to drink, and there is no way to notice the alcohol.
boto (2082) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good imperial stout. Very dark, with a nice roastiness to the nose and taste. Slight coffee and chocolate taste. Almost no head, and what was there was brown. Very smooth. Not over the top with alchohol as some are. Definitely worth trying!
Ernest (7247) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2006 Head is initially small, frothy, brown, fully diminishing. Body is black
(very nearly opaque). Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate), lightly yeasty (dough), with notes of vanilla and alcohol. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Straightforward, simple, uninspiring, but pleasant.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful black colour with a big (but quickly disappearing) brown/orange head. Aroma is complex: espresso, (bitter) chocolate, dark fruits (plums?), maybe even soy and vanilla. Toasted flavour with a smooth/velvety mouth feel, albeit overcarbonated. Nice dry bitter finish.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful appearence. Flavor is the same as the the raspberry stout without the fruityness. Good flavor choclatey undertones.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a jet black color with a small tan head that does not linger. The aroma is strongly smokey with roasted malts. Medium bodied with low carbonation, the flavor is mostly roasted malts and hints of coffee, with a lingering burnt finish. Not as complex as my favorite imperial stouts, but quite good and highly drinkable.