Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2003
This dark creamy porter is one of the better stouts that I've had in a while. gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2002
At the brewery... one of my favorite porters. Great color, flavor, body and malts. Sickboy282 (1116) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 30, 2002
My first baltic/imperial porter. I was a bit dissapointed due to the lack of favorable aroma, and a weak weak weak flavor. HH (166) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2002
One of, if not the best, Porters I have had the chance to try. Big body, tons of flavor, and finishes nice. Will keep an eye open for this in the future. austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 25, 2002
A tad nutty. Malty and a hint sweet. I'd try this again...................
BillKrause99 (8) - Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2002 does not count
Enjoyable with smooth taste. Now on nitro at the brewery.................... HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2002
one of the finest imperial porters around, rich flavors of bitter chocolate with roasted, malty overtones, Assertive hop profile, nice and bitter, with citrusy aroma with a nice kick! Gusler (2652) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2003 As this “Bad Boy” sits in the glass a raven color with deep garnet high lights and the head Herculean in size, creamy in texture and a beauteous dark tan in color, as it evanesces a thick and glutinous blanket of lace forms to smother the glass. Deep roasted grain aroma with hints of coffee, sweet malt, quite fresh and crisp a real pleasant nose to be sure, start is thick malt and slightly sweet, top full and rich in its feel to the palate. Finish is meek in its acidity, the hops powerful in their spiciness, slight alcohol bitterness at the bone dry after taste, seems to me with a little more body you could call this an Imperial Stout, a great drinking beer for a Friday night to end the work week, “Woo Hoo”! Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2002
Manna from Heaven!! One of the best I've ever had. Darker then Darth Vader (with his mask on, of course) and just as evil when used irresponsibly. But I love it still... Ernest (7886) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2007 Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is black (not opaque). Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate/cocoa), lightly hoppy (grapefruit), with light notes of alcohol, vanilla, plum. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively/soft carbonation, lightly astringent. A bit tart for my liking, unimpressive mouthfeel, and aromatically straightforward for the most part. Ok though.