garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2009 From a 12 ounce bottle -This one pours a pitch black liquid with a thick (but rapidly diminishing for a stout) brown head and
a complex chocolate-alcohol-malt aroma. Tastewise, this is a perfect beer - rich, creamy in flavor, with a mocha-type body and a hell of a wallop to it! God bless my loving girlfriend Nancy for gifting me with this liquid ambrosia! willblake (2664) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2004
12.29.04 12oz bottle. Another treat from bkelley68! This beer pours jet black with slight highlights and little lasting head. Aromas are pungent: port, dirt, sour grapes. Flavors follow suit with more earth, lots of acidic middle and lingering tartness like burnt coffee. More grapes. Finishes dry as I can imagine an imperial stout can be, a nice surprise. This brew is all business...Thanks, Brian, for sending two! heemer77 (5361) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 20, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2005 Pours a very dark purple with no head. The aroma is mushrooms, earthy moss with a little sherry and alocohol. The taste has a few cherries with chocolate and lots of malt. The finish is a fairly sweet honey. A long lingering coffee finish The mouthfeel is fairly thin. Thanks a lot, BBB63! MIBRomeo (2579) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2004
appeared a dark nearly black w/ a purplish hugh to it.. almost no head. The scent was earthy, grassy, & hoppy. The palate was very creamy w/ some nice carbonation. the flavor was a bit sweet, a chocolate, coffee, malty, bitter blend. Overall this was really really good, it had a sweet finish that reminded me of a barley whine.
Thanks to Mike for bringing this one. Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 20, 2004
Pours a dark dark black. Small Brown head. Aroma is milk choclate, and a little astringent fruit. Flavor is Roasted choclate, malty body, very flavorful. Thanks to BBB63 for sharing this one!
BeerLimey (2155) - California, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Dense opaque appearance, very dark well sustained head formation. Strong malt, fruity slightly phenolic aroma. Intense flavor but very well balanced. Strong dark coffee roast and dark chocolate predominate. Stays dry and roasty throughout with elevated alcohol presence noticeable in the aftermath. Fruity, grapey undertones add some balance. Fairly sour/bitter in the finish. Excellent brew, one of the best balanced US imperial stouts I’ve tried. Zach Diesel (905) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2004
woody/milk chocolate aroma, midnight black with a dark reddish brown head, spritzy then some peaty notes with building dark bittersweet chocolate, a little vanilla coke flavor pokes through as well, extremely warming with a dry finish, a liquid truffle brentfeesh (1216) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2005 Very dark beer! Could not see thru this one bit while I was at the bar (not that there was the best light). Lite coffee and chocolate aromas, very tasty smelling. Taste was strong with coffee, chocolate, and well balanced and lite hops. Very distinct chocolate finish. Great mouth feel and body. I enjoyed this beer at the Thristy dog bar (which I also enjoyed). Drink this stuff up! UPDATE: Had this again and though I did not rate it I will again in the future. I feel tht my previous rating was accurate (with regard to points) but lacking description. zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2005 Pours dark brown/black, with a tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, grain, and some whiskey.
Taste matches the aroma, with coffee and chocolate leading the way. Body is medium to heavy. Really good... Gusler (2652) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2004
The beer after its disinterment from the 12-ounce brown bottle sets in the glass an atramentous color with a thick creamy chocolate brown head that is modest in size and after its dissolution the lace forms a glutinous sheet that melds with the glass. Nose is rich in sweet roasted grain aromas, fresh and pleasing to the senses, start is sweet and thick with malt, and the top is full in its feel to the palate. Finish is benignly acidic and the hops pleasantly spicy in their bite, desert bone dry aftertaste that lingers long on the palate, a fine representative to the style.