SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2002
Enjoyed this beer thoroughly although it was a little sweeter than other imperial stouts I've had. bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 9, 2002
Pours with large tightly carbonated head - light tan in color. Light nose - mocha and malt. Cewy and rich palate. Excellent flavors: winey and sweet malt, roasted coffee - lightly bittered; tastes like bakers chocolate. Smooth finish with a fairly long aftertaste. Very nice brew - not the biggest and/or boldest - but excellent indeed. erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 24, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2003 Rather dissapointed with this imperial. For starters, I can see through the glass. The aroma was descent but the taste was just not malty enough yet was too sweet. Yes it was very hoppy, maybe too much. Because of an overall lack of roasted malt the abv was overly apparent. Overall one of the lesser Imperial Stouts that I've had. re-rate 6/8/03: Smells and tastes of rum-raisin, one of my favorite tastes. I must have gotten a bad batch the first time, cause this is an impressive beer. jazz88 (2699) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 3, 2002
Bottle. A strong hard alcohol bite to the finish. Lacks the compexity and flow of the Victory Storm King. Nice malty sweetness and citrusy hops. jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2002
Very dark brown color with deep ruby edges throughout. Nice tan head. Aroma of roasted caramel, chocolate, hops and a touch of dark fruit. Thick, malty body with definite notes of roasty expresso, chocolate and hints of whiskey (kessler) sourness. Citrusy hops add to the mix making for an enjoyable imperial to which im infinitley grateful to Ringo for sending me.
omhper (25742) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2002
Very black. Salty, full bodied & tasty. A true imperial stout.
.......... Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2004 This is world class beer. Very rich and complex, it is jam packed with all sorts of flavors and has a great mouthfeel, silky and thick. I love it when I find a world class American beer and will definitely buy this again. Comparable to A. le Coq and much more affordable. Although 10 percent alcohol content, this beer is very drinkable and refeshing! One of the best new beers I have tried in quite a while. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2003 (Bottle 2/18/03) Dark red/brown with small tan head. Aroma is rich, strong roasty/malty, sweet chocolate, and the promise of alcohol. Taste is malty, mildly roasty, some mild sweetness toward the back. Medium body, and finishes with moderate alcohol burn.
(draft (from memory) - 2/13/02) Aroma of chocolate and fruit. The overall taste is one of extreme richness, with all the flavors bursting on your tongue -- sweet roasted malt, strong hops and a lovely sensation of alcohol. very good mouthfeel, and a nice bitter aftertaste. (Ar-8, Ap-4, T-9, P-4, Ov-17)
Indra (2710) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - AUG 19, 2001
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2007 Amusing, over-the-top bottle graphics. Looks like a tattoo artist’s flash or something. Very dark red-brown, but not black or quite opaque. Initial aroma is pure chocolatey goodness. Strong. Somewhat thin, but resilient head. Very rich flavor, very full body. Chocolate and coffee, estery, with a hint of bitterness and a small dash of alcohol. Exceedingly long finish. In other words, a very proper Imperial Stout. Absolutely delicious. I regret only having one bottle of this... Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2001
Lefthand Imperial Stout:
Very dark mahogany; creamy, light-brown head. Very rich; strong alcohol sensation. Complex, sweet, hoppy, intense, with a fruity aroma. Improves with every sip.