Ratman197 (14830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2008
750 ml bottle 2002 vintage poured a translucent black with ruby highlights and a small lasting brown head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, cherries, grapes, earthiness, raisins, light coconut, light wood and hints of leather and spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a lightly tart finish. Flavors of wine grapes, bitter chocolate, earthiness, carmel, light roastiness and light wood with a smooth lingering lightly tart vinous finish. Tmoney99 (14479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2010
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured clear dark brown with a large frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate, coffee malt, small hop with a small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy smooth texture and flat carbonation. Heavy toasted dark chocolate malt flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of long duration. This is a standout beer.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2004
(Nov. 2002) Black, slightly oily with small brown head. Aroma is mild sweet, some wood, vinous, some chocolate, light vinegar. Taste is mild sweet, vinous, cherry, chocolate. Medium-full body. Good beer, but not a Top 50 in my bood -- I like my cask-aged beers to demonstrate more characteristics of the underlying beer -- this one has too much wine and too little imperial stout. Lubiere (13905) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2004
Deep black with thick moka head dissipating fast. Sweet soya sauce aroma with vanilla and chocolate. Chocolate and coconuts in mout, with milkey notes. Oily mouthfeel, Very fruity as it warms up, like currant or cherries. Nov. 28 2004 at MartinT. bierkoning (13352) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2011
Sample from bottle @ BBF 2011, gift from Hannont. Batch # 2, november 2000. Apple syrup and seaweed in the aroma. Full bodied, (still) syrupy and sour. Dried red fruit. Still traces of grassy hops. Very well matured.
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2010
(750ml bottle) Pours a black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, chocolate, light roastiness, some oxidation, and wood. Flavor of raisins, soy sauce, caramel, chocolate, and plum. hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2004
Batch #4 bottled on November 2002. Poured with a large, thick brown head. With the strong wine smell, you can definitely tell this was aged in Wine casks. Other aromas; roasted, coffee, sweet and woody. Strong wine flavor with subtle hints of coffee and molasses. Different tasting Imperial Stout. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2010
madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2004
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to growler-750ml bottle– pours a light brown ring and brown color that sheets the glass. Aroma is earthy, funky. Taste is earthy, dark malt-roasty, dark fruit, oak. Soft carbonation.
Bottled: Pitch black coloured. LIght chocolate brown huge head. Coffee and light roasty aroma. Is quite sweet and has a sour note. Flavour is sweet, spiced and has roasted coffee notes. Sweet and malty in the end. This is a decent imp. stout, but compared to some of the others american highprofiled imp. stout I’ve come accross, it falls a little short. Anyway many thanks to Bück Dich for spreading the love. hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2003
This beer rocks!
It pours black and dense... Dark Lord dense!! Black Hole dense!!! Huge, light brown frothy head. Mostly lasting. No light, no matter how bright, could pass through this stout.
The aroma is different and complex. Oak-aged tawny port, Cabernet, licorice, must, earth and very light notes of evergreen. Surprisingly, I detected no chocolate or coffee in this dark wonder.
Flavors of burnt leaves, alcohol and tawny port. Liquid Autumn, basically.
Full-bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Long, dry, very tangy finish. This is the most unusual and one of the more delightful imperial stouts I have tasted to date. Thumbs up! Thanks go out to hopsrus for this brew.