beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2003
This is a great Imperial Stout. Caramel, chocolate, and coffee flavor. Finishes smooth and creamy. Recommended. kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 2, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2003 Roasted malt aroma. Nice tan head over a black body. Initial flavors with roasted coffee. Dark chocolate tones in the middle with a nice, warm, dry, finish with a touch of alcohol flavor. boto (2261) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2005 WOW! I bought this just as something interesting to try. Hadn’t looked at previous ratings first. What a beer. This is a superb Imperial stout. If there were a required drinking list, this would be on it! mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2003
Wonderful imperial stout. Good aroma of alcohol and roasted malt. Very tasty. beerbumble (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2003
WOW! Nice dark and thick looking and pouring beer. A lot of alcohol and some amazing taste, which covers up the alcohol a litter. One of the best tasting strong ales I have ever had.
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 27, 2003
Deep, dark and black-hearted, like the Mystic whose name sake it bears. Currants, coffee, chocolate ... it all comes together gloriously ... culminating in an IRS experience that would make Boris Yeltsin put down his Vodka for more. The hops are in the nose but not on the palate to any degree that takes away from this category of stout. Let this baby warm up before giving it a real go ... you won't be disappointed. duke33 (69) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2003
Nice Imperial Stout...actually reminds me more of a Baltic Porter than anything, but it's very good.
Maybe just a tad bit too hoppy, but the coffee flavor does a good job balancing it out. Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2003
UPDATED: APR 21, 2004 Thick black with a typical nitro head on it (tap sample) sweet, chocolate, coffee and malt but still somewhat balanced by the hops. The alcohol is very well hidden, to well sometimes, three imperial pints later I stood up and was a little surprised by it sloth (2923) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2003
Thick pour.Dark tan head with little brown spots dotting the top of it.Black,opaque.Nose is burnt malt,coffee,chocolate.Full bodied,oily,slick on the tongue,coats yer mouth. Burnt chocolatey flavors with some fruitiness.Finish is dry, roasted and somewhat bitter.Special dark chocolate candy bar would go real good with this.This is a big brew. Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2003
Wow! Very dark and is pretty much black. It has a big thick tan sludgy head that lingers for quite a while. Aroma is of roasted malts. The flavor is of chocolate, coffee, and fruit. This is one of the best imperial stouts I've had. Very enjoyable beer!