Padron4KM (526) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle served at 55 degrees.
This stuff is dark! I held a flashlight up to the glass and no light penetrated.
Medium sized dark brown head that disipates quickly and leaves behind a patchy, chunky lace.
Aroma was rubbing alcohol and coffee. maybe a little prune juice in there.
Flavor is milk chocholate, coffee and dark fruit with a sweet caramel finish.
Surprisingly soft and smooth for a beer so high in ABV. kind of went down like a kahlua and cream. or a chocholate milk with chocholate syrup, heavy cream, coffee and a shot of everclear.
This was a great beer.
I am buying a bottle tomorrow to put in the wine chiller/beer cellar. This is definitely the Padron Anniversario Maduro of beers.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, thanks to mwsf. This was a great relief, iíve often been dissapointed with a lot of top 50 beers, but this just kicked arse. Full mouthfeel, mocha, chocolate. Sweet at first, but balanced by a rich roasted bitterness. Rich, with plenty of guts, but really balanced where it needs to be, top notch.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks edward (brooklynboy) for this great find. Man is this stuff good. Dark dark with big tan quickly discipating head. Nose is smooth creamy malty and chocolaty taste is first smooth chocalaty and bitter, later the alcohol vapours come out. top 10 easily.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Impressive. Black as motor oil with a dark tan head. Nose had coffee, anise, dark chocolate. Body was full and creamy and robust. Flavor was big and bold and coffee and coffeee and coffee. Excellent stout.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
black body burnt umber head that is thick & creamy. super thick lacing. coffee and light chocolate notes. super strong coffee flavor, then burnt/toasted malt, alcohol, and DRY finish. salty like ompher has said. NO fruit detected. agree with austinpowers that itís a little overpowering. I like more sweet & dried fruit, but this is a perfect dry coffee stout. alcohol well hidden for 12%! bitter hop aftertaste is there every sip. I love coffee but the dryness/hop wallop took over. blackstrap molassess flavor (a very strong taste). a world class stout but this is not for me. I had some raisins with it to get what I wanted. soft carbonation. super cool label, but why does this come in a green bottle?
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled from bottle. Deep, deep black. Vinously sweet up front, huge mouthfeel. Coffee and nutty notes. Surprisingly dry given all the maltiness. This dryness was only slightly present as it showed up as a íflatnessí for lack of a better word. Truly world class though...high expectations met. Wow!
mardermax (71) - santa cruz, California, USA - MAY 11, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2004 750 ml. bottle (2002): this beer is sooo dank. oh my. smells of nice espresso, and roastyness. oof, little to no alcohol aroma. jet black with a caramel thick creamy head. itís incredibly smooth and aromatic as you sip it down. Thereís been a bottle in my cellar for 3 months, and it is UNBELIEVEABLE. The coating is clean, smooth and flavorful. The feeling is euphoric...im sooo down with this beer. pure bliss. .. The velvet carpet has been unrolled. I want the barrel aged.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
great brew, my first rating and what a beer to do it on. Poured out very dark, darker then anything i can remember pouring out before. Smelled of dark coffee with small hints of chocolate and malt. Taste was somewhat of a sensation, coffee very strong coffee. alchohol, also very strong. lots of flavours to trip your taste buds. very highly recommended from a newbie rater. this beer is definitly something special
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Pizza Port, Solana Beach. I havenít been rating too many stouts thus far, but this is impressive. Beautiful solid black color with tan head. The aroma is definitely coffee and a bit of alcohol. When tasted the first thing you get is deep rich chocolate flavors and alcohol. These flavors are followed by heavy coffee flavors in the finish. The flavors are just so well defined and apparent from start to finish. This is a well made beer.
Ungstrup (26476) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
There is a lot of alcohol in the aroma of this beer, but also coffee and prunes. The color is pitch black and it has a fine disappearing head. The flavor is lovely; coffee bitterness and hops on a sour background. It ends on a very dry hoppy note. Really a good beer.