loseratheart (110) - USA - MAY 19, 2006
Pours dark brown color with tan head. Full rich taste with awesome palate. One of the best stouts I ve tried in a long while.Warming finish which has an overall complex taste glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2006
On tap at Brouwers. Dark brown with creamy brown head. Vanilla hoppy aroma. Wonderful taste. Roasted malt, chocolate and mellow vanilla taste. Awesome. At $5 for an impreial pint, one of the better "deals" at Brouwers. beachbum25 (1092) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2006 12 oz bottle-Pours very dark w/a quickly deminishing tan head & high carbination-Looks like a Pepsi!! Very robust roasted malt flavor, long bitter dry finish grows on you as you drink it. Subtle flavors you don’t taste on the first drink. Good after dinner sipping beer, like a brandy or barley wine w/the same kind of kick!
Rerate-really enjoyed this upon trying it again, maybe I’m just more appreciative of this style as I have developed a more refined palate. Could really taste the full flavors more-chocolate, roasted nuts, & coffee. Long full finish. railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2006 EXCELLANT IMP.HAD THIS THE OTHER DAY AND WAS SURPRISED HOW GOOD IT WAS.BLACK AS NIGHT SWEET SMOOTH AND VERY GOOD.ALCOHOL IS HIDDEN WELL AND HINTS OF CHOCOLATE AND COFFEE JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2006 12 oz. Bottle. Pours black, with a creamy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste of dark chocolate, raisins, coffee with a slight note of alcohol. Slightly bitter but finishes nicely. A very good stout.
mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Bottle / Snifter. I can understand why this gets the rating it gets. Poured completely opaque in the glass with a 1 finger thick mocha colored head. Roasted malty, chocolate nose. Taste of dark chocolate and roasted malts, brandy-ish with a finish of black coffee with a little cocoa sprinkled in. Alcohol is dangerously subtle. A very enjoyable brew!! Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2006
On tap @ the Cock & Bull in Sarasota: Pours black with an medium size tan head that is mostly lasting and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is roasted chocolate malt with hints of coffee. Flavor is a rich dark chocolate and coffee leaving a creamy bitter finish. This stout is very intense yet a very drinkable sipping beer. I was glad to finally drink this on tap! BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 12, 2006
Bottle. Poured a deep black color with an average sized, tan head, which quickly dissipated to a ring. Light lacing in the glass. The initial aroma was sweet, chocolate, and roasty. The aroma quickly changed to dark fruits and very hoppy. The flavor found a complex mix of coffee, chocolate, and hops but there was a slight flavor of dark fruits toward the end of the glass. Big warming feeling as it goes down. Medium body. Initially bitter throughout. As it warmed, it starts sweet and ends bitter. I was not sure of this one to at the beginning but as it warmed the true Old Rasputin came out. Drink this one at warmer temps! A complex IS, but a great one! jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2006 Draft at Zeno’s.
Aroma is pretty sweet with a generous head to it that went away quickly.
Dark as night stout that keeps almost zero head.
Flavor is both fantastic and uncharacteristic at the same time if you can believe it. Very Drinkable!
A very good imperial stout !
Cheers! Zinnamon (40) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2006
This was a weird beer for me. I do not know why but it had more of an IPA feel than an imperial stout. It was bitter and certainly dark like a stout however. It wasn’t until the last few sips that the chocolate began to come out, and about 8 seconds after my last sip I got a coffee sensation on my palate. Was dry and tasty, i enjoyed it.