malakeo (2) - Burien, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2005 does not count
Slightly inconsistent year-to-year but a solid imperial stout nonetheless.
Tejas (1006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2005
A tad thinner/lighter than I expected - not as creamy either. Nevertheless, it’s very good. Tasted on draught & bottle. Draught version has more flavor & more flavors are noticed. Palate is sort of dry. Slight alcohol flavor too. Maybe this needs some age??????? hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2005
The most familiar thing I can associate with the aroma is rasians with some chocolate. This was a good beer, a tad lighter than I expected. Nice medium sized head with a dark brown colour. Great fruity taste with a bitt too much alcohol taste. auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Deep chocolate and ruddy pour. Quickly diminishing light brown head, with light lacing. Wafts of chocolate even before the glass is taken to the nose, unfortunately alcohol dominates the true aroma. Very strong roasted coffee flavor, backed with black current and bittersweet chocolate. Alcohol isn’t overwhelming in the nose or on the palate. Leaves delectable burnt malt aftertaste. A little watery for an Imperial Stout in my opinion. aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2005
I would have given this one perfect marks across the board had it not had such a strong alcohol presence. There isn’t much else I can say that hasn’t been said about this beer already. Try it and see why this is so highly rated.
larsniclas (7038) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2005
Black with a rather short, beige head.
Salty aroma; licorice, juniper berries, chocolate...
Really full-bodied with burnt flavour; chocolate, hazelnuts, salty and hoppy.
Also some sourish fruitiness. bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2005 a delicious stout. deep brown murky color with nutty/roasty nose. a full flavor with chocolate and coffee hints. the best stout i have had the privalege of tasting. entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2005
Oh yes, this is a beer worthy of a man and a good steak. Full bodied, pours black with a small brown head. Large aroma of roasted chocolate, coffee, and some alcohol. Tasted is like that of many fine stouts with a thick coffee and dark chocolate maybe even a little wine/fruit taste but it is the biggest tasting stout I’ve tried. The flavor really explodes for lack of a better word. Also this beer is reasonably priced for such a high alcohol content and quality. Beware the warming in thy stomach good man! Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Poured black with no light coming through this one.. Very small chocolate colored head. smells of roasted malts and chocolate with a hint of coffee. Nice thick coffee flavor with sweet malt and a hoppy finish. Also has a bitter chocolate/coffee aftertaste. Nice heavy stout!! RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Wonderfully complex and intense stout, full of robust aromas, rich texture, roasted malt flavor, sweet undertones, knock-you-back-on-your-heels finish and unforgiving alcohol presence. Like a lot; can’t drink a lot!