mookie (45) - Tacoland, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2005
so very dark brown to black. light barely passes through. tight brown dense foam lingers. complex aroma. smoke, soy sauce, worsteshire sauce, burnt wood, dark chocolate and a hint of gunpowder. rich flavors and moderate carbonation provide a soft yet tremendous mouthfeel. dark chocolate, caramel, coffee, roasted nuts, spice, soy sauce, and chocolate liqueur. nice moderate bitterness, probably east kent goldings. not at all harsh. every flavor lingers. complex and profound. simply and perfectly enjoyable. chocolate milk for adults. Dorqui (2299) - Brescia, ITALY - JAN 29, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2013 Foam light brown color; persistent and creamy. Extremely dark and dense black color. Intense and strong scent of liquorice and coffee. Wrapping and decided aroma. Bitter and long finish. Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2005
Pours a deep deeep brown with a beautiful chestnut head. Sadly, it dissapeared pretty quick and no lacing. Wonderful caramel and chocolate aroma. Bitter sweet flavour, chocolate, malt, caramel notes. Very fizzy on the tongue with a thin texture. Okay finish, kinda alcoholy. Cheers! Tmoney99 (15119) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2005
BOTTLE. DEEP BLACK COLOR WITH MEDIUM HEAD. COMPLEX AROMA WITH COFFEE AND GRAIN. GREAT BALANCE OF SWEET AND SOUR AND A COMPLEX LASTING FINISH. VERY DRINKABLE AND EXCELLANT COMBO WITH GREAT CIGAR. shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2005
Impervious black with a lasting butterscotch head and decent lacing. The carbonation is dead on, making this immensely quaffable for such a relatively heavy beer. The alcohol presence approaches zero. Thick pour with a vineous nose initially, accompanied by coffee, burnt grain and metallic notes. Residual oiliness in the finish, plus a bitterness that seems to stem from the burnt malts as much as the hops. Not too sweet -- actually a bit sour upon warming, but that’s when the iced coffee flavours begin to emerge. Not as much chocolate/toffee flavour as some Imperials and in fact, it’s not really that complex. However, its quality and drinkability are excellent. No surprise from this popular stalwart brewery.
dwyerpg (6496) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Wow, just great through and through, from the full tan head and sweet smell to its smooth ending (could have a slightly more flavorful/lasting finish). Truly an excellent beer. Drank slightly chilled, mostly warm. tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2005
Sweet and malty aroma with plenty of roasted malts and minor hints of alcohol. Opaque black with decent tan/brown head that recedes slowly to cover. Roasted malts offset an intense sweetness leading to a slightly salty bitter finish. Some alcohol warming. Medium full body and smooth texture with engaging carbonation. A very straight forward and enjoyable strong stout. Bottle (clear). eloid (9) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2005 does not count
Apart from the look, and a faint
going in this all-diacetyl stout.
Not even enjoyable on toast! iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2005
Pours an engine oil black colour with a thin-to-medium brownish head. Beautiful roasted malt aroma with noticable alcohol. Faint wet blanket smell. Rich and smooth mouthfeel. Roasted malt, caramel and coffee dominate the taste. Although alcohol is present in the nose ot isn’t noticable in the taste. jb (3449) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Scent of alcohol, roasted malt and coffee. Dark black color with minimal but long lasting light brown head. Rich wonderful palate - velvety with the alcohol, hops, coffee tastes. Rather carbonated. Finishes dry. My first Imperial Stout. I love their Oatmeal, originally I thought I like that one better, by the end this one was as good or better.