P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 16, 2003
dark black with a small but long lasting head. coffee, mild chocolate and dark fruit, moderate alcohol on the nose. Round body with notes of toffee, loads of chocolate, minimal to no hops, very sweet. late alcohol, very sweet as most of the beers at this bar were daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2003
Black with a dark tan head. Nose is nuts, light chocolate and roast with a touch of fruity hops towards the end. The body is creamy and quite roasted, ends up coming across milky. Comes up sweet and organic in the malt area. Finishes with an alcohol shot. A nice imperial stout, although it seems to be a bit sweet which is not unpleasant but maybe a bit unexpected. bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2002
By far the winner of my evening at HOTF, poured a deep dark brown with a bigger head than usual for an imperial, aroma of chocolate malt with a hint of vanilla, alcohol started to show through about midway, had a nice rich chewy mouthfeel, a nice imperial hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2002
Ok. Maybe it was the fact that I sampled a lot of lackluster beers yesterday. Maybe it was the fact that the company was awesome. But I simply loved this beer. Crystal, the novice beer drinker sitting next to me, even liked this and she's been drinking beer only a few months (a convert, brothers?). It comes on huge with vanilla, chocolate, and spicy alcohol. Enough vanilla in fact, that Crystal claimed it similar to taking a hit of vanilla while making chocolate chip cookies. Why she does that, I don't know, but she's a great woman and fellow lit lover I hope to share a brew with her later this year in Seattle ... Anyway, this is a thick, classy, rich, real beer, a hidden gem on the outskirts of Grand Rapids.