obxdude10 (2374) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2001
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2004 Great stout, black in color, great thick tan head, roasted nose, chocolate flavors, hints of coffee, very smooth & drinkable, nicely balanced, medium-full body
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2005 This beer is pretty light for an imperial stout. Very good flavor however. There is a bit of roasted coffee and chocolate in this one. Opaque color, with a fizzy tan head. I have to agree with the others here in saying would be a better dry stout then an imperial. 3-5-05 Had another bottle that has been "laying down" on my wine rack in the basement for almost 2 years. The ageing has done wonders for this beer. Much smoother, a little sweeter. Much more enjoyable. Numbers reflect a rerate. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2003
Nice cholocate and coffe flavors. A litte thiner than other stouts I have had. Needed a bit more head. EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2004
best beer i've had by this brewer, though thought it tasted like more of an oatmeal stout, or a full bodied not too dry dry stout. kinda like the shakespeare stout. anyway, on cask at the sharp edge in pittsburgh. very smooth and balanced and nice. yay! Kevin (2201) - Montana, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Bottle pours a thick black with a beautiful head that looks like the top of a root beer floot. aroma is alternating between roasted malt and slight fruit. taste is very good. up front chocolate flavor with a mix of fruity hop. finish is smooth and leaves a cocoa taste. Thanks for the sample Lumpy.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Pours an opaque black with a thick (2 inch) rich brown head. Smell is malty and chocolatey, lightly bitter.
Tastes of coffee and chocolate. Creamy too, like a latte. Sweet dark chocolate versus bitter chocolate that you get from many stouts. Lightly oaty. Full bodied with sweet chocolate mocha aftertaste. Very smooth and drinkable for a big flavorful stout. Very pleasant drinking experience.
Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2002
Slight malty aroma. Black color with off-white head. Smooth, oily palate. Chocolatey, smoky. Nice stout, slightly sour after. Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2003
750 ML bottle, vintage data 9/30/03 drank on 12/6/03. Brown/black color with a nice tan head, excellent lacing. Rich chocolate aroma with hints of milk. Creamy mouthfeel, starts lightly bitter and ends a bit sweet. An excellent stout, but it is not an imperial stout. jimhilt (2626) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 25, 2004
Pours a two-fingered light brown cream head that goes quickly and leaves little lace. Black as ink. Light-medium carbonation. Malty, chocolately nose. Heavy bodied. Starts and finishes with a chocolate taste. Smooth, easy beer. $6.00 for a 765ml bottle (yes I thought this was a 750 but the math says otherwise). jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Nice black pour in glass. Nose and taste is roasted malt, creams, molasses, beet sugars. Rated 6/17/02