GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - SEP 18, 2003
Pretty dark stuff with a tan head. It did have a nice coffee flavor with chocolate. However I've been ruined with Stone's Imperial and North Coast's "Old Rasputin." This beer does not measure up to those. brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2005 Great stuff. what separates this from the others is that you dont get overwhelmed with that big alcohol aftertaste, but you know its good strong stuff The Etruscan (685) - Tuscany, ITALY - SEP 16, 2003
Dark beige creamy head. Black color. Aroma is roasty with licorice, coffee and dried fruit notes. Flavor is roasty too with licorice tones, ending in a pronounced smokey finish. Medium bodied smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Bottle: black as night. A minimal dark brown head. Roasty, chocolatey, raisiny. Very nice. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2004 Dark black with a creamy tan head. Great tasting stout with hints of chocolate and coffee.
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2003 Pours and incredibly sexy black with a thick creamy tan head. The head lasts forever and leaves a thick lacing. Great taste of coffee and roasted malt. Smooth full bodied beer, will drink again. fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2003
4 years old (not bottle conditioned)Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2003
Dark color, brown head. Aroma of liquorice, paper, malt, black pepper, coffee, toffee, hazelnuts; light tar, phenol…; very nice and complex. Strong mouthfeel, dominated by the liquorice, supported by some malt and replaced at the end by the roasted barley.
Very dark with a medium light brown head. The aroma is dark bread, coffe and chocolade. The taste is dominated by roasted coffee-chocolade but I sense there is more fore me to extract in the future. vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2003
Deep dark brown color with cola colored head. Taste of bitter chocoloate, raisins, dry hops, and toasted malt. Also has that unique samuels smith's sweet and tangy flavor. Silky smooth mouthfeel with light and fine carbonation. Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2003 I love the flavor of this one. Good overall mouth feel and well rounded flavors with a lot of raisiny dried fruit. Thank God its easy to get here. UPDATE 12/24/2003: I do not know if it is because I have the new batch, but the flavor really lacked the depth as when I rated this earlier. It still looks fine with a nice attractive tan head. The aroma is of roasted malt and chocolate. The flavor is coffee, chocolate, some hops for bitterness, and latic notes. The palate is fairly rich. Overall, not bad, but there are many more Imperial Stouts that I like better.