crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2004
Alcohol and coffee aroma. Main flavor is coffee. Some hop and alcohol flavor. A good stout. whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2004
Mostly opaque black body and initially soda-like tan head that collapsed to a silky persistent sheet. Rich dark chocolate, dried cherries, raisins and hops in the aroma and flavor. Bitter, dried fruit finish. Very good but not quite in league with the elite Imperial Stouts. DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2004
Bottle. Black with tan head, dissipating quickly. Strong aroma: ash, nutty chocolate, fruit, dirt, old black coffee, caramel,lightly hopped. Has a milky creamy body, light carbonation (good thing), rich coffee and chocolate. Medium length dry finish. A bit more mellow than other imperial stouts, yet sweeter and creamier. Improves significantly as I drink on. A very good beer, but not quite up to par with the top notch imperial stouts. Most importantly, this is my 300th posted rating on ratebeer. jimhilt (2615) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Pours with a three-finger light tan head that fades slowly and leaves a good lace. Black as coal, totally opaque. Good carbonation. Nose is roasted malts; Starts with a roasted chocolate/coffee flavor, finishes smooth with just a bit of bitterness. You don't notice the high ABV (8.0%). $2.10 for a 12oz bottle. DocLock (10836) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2004
One of my favorite stouts. It has a very high OG, and pours almost like molasses. It is deep black with a nice, thick, brown head. The head leaves great Brussels lace as one drinks. The beer is very malty, with a good hop presence. Very roasty, with overtones of prunes, lambrusco, mocha, and blackberries. A great imperial stout.
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2004
Blind tasting, Thanks ciderguy Pours black although not completely opaque with a chocolate head and a longer lasting head than average. Light aroma of mild dark chocolate, plums, blackberries and figs. In mouth, it's a shock how fruity this is. Tons of dark fruits flavors burst on the tongue (plums, blackberries, berries, grapes). Hop character and roastiness is rather restrained for an imperial stout although there's a definite floral touch and a dry saltiness almost smokey finish. Light to medium body for the style with medium carbonation. This is a very different imperial stout which makes it worth a try, more vinous than most and with tons of fruitiness. Seek this out if that's your thing. tiggmtl (4544) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2004
Opaque black with thin brown head that recedes to a film and sticks to the sides of the glass. Coffee initial aroma with underlying chocolatey sweetness and a touch of smoke. Flavour is not at all what I was expecting. Sourness nips at the sides of the tongue with a bit of saltiness. Creamy mouthfeel with medium body. Slight astringency. Dry finish. Kept thinking of seafood while drinking this one. Would have preferred heavier body. I wanted this to fall down my throat with a clunk, but it just sort of floated in my mouth. Bottle. Blind tasting #2. Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2004
Poured a thick dark brown that was almost black. Huge creamy tan head. Aroma was slightly sweet and very roasty. Freshly ground coffee, dark chocolate, and fruit on the tongue. Dry finish. Rather thin and easy drinking Imperial Stout. It goes down like water. haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - MAR 14, 2004
Jeremy threatened my life if I didn't sample this beer. Bought this 12 oz bottle at Beers of the World in Rochester, NY. Deep black pour with an inch and a half tan creamy head. Sweet aroma. Roasted coffee, chocolate, and malt. Sweet, sweet chocolate taste. Some coffee flavors, and somewhat bitter. Overall a really decent Imperial Stout. Crockett (1120) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2004
Dark reddy/brown. Head thinned out very quickly. Sweet with fruit. Chocolate is a stand out. Moderate coffee flavours are fresh and light. Finish is soft and mildly bitter. Lots of carb, lots of fruit. Not as good as the raspberry.