padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - MAR 24, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2008 2006 bottle all to myself. Pours a dark brown with a nutty light brown big foamy head. Dark roasted coffee with chocholate and carmel flavors all came through for me. A silky smooth like texture on the toungue and hops wth cream finish. Great beer. Loved it.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2006 bottle. Split this bottle with a few friends apres-ski on sunday. Poured deep black with a thick brown head. Aroma of coffee, along with sweet malt. Flavor was a beautiful balance between the bitter roasted coffee and the strong malt backbone. Full bodied, with a nice hoppy finish. Delicious and worthy of the reputation!
Dpopkin (5) - USA - MAR 16, 2007 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent via cask at the linkery. Far and away the best stout I have ever had. The only component that was not flawless was the aroma which didnít suck me in. Much better via cask. come to san diego and try it the way it was supposed to be!
pythonmets (14) - Charles Town, West Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle, 2006 probably. Real excited for this one. Pours inky black, slight tan head, but lacing nicely. Huge whiff off coffee on the nose, and intense roasted coffee flavor. Nice smooth palate, with great balancing hoppiness afterward. The only negative thing for me was that it seemed to leave sort of an "oily" finish on my tongue. No beer iíve tried has ever done that before. Maybe itís just me.
FourSeasons (1) - Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 12, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Would have rated higher, but it did not live up to the hype my friend gave it. A great Sout, though.
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours very dark Head is this an staggered. Notes of coffee, toffee, chocolate, roasted malt and alcohol. Hops present on the backside. Very good.
WSSmiles (124) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Okay... wow, this one poured a tar like body with a almond bubblie (toes) head. This is where coffee flavor meets alcohol. the alcohol was present throughout. This one had a FNF (face numbing factor) of 85%. Shout out to the Lady Vikes! As the Rolling Stones once said I was "Waiting on a Friend" to drink this one because it was # 50, however somtimes things donít work out, no big deal, you were here in spirit, Ill save another one for you.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big thanks to rudy for finally giving me an opportunity to try this gem. Pure black body with a thin kahki head. Huge fresh roasted coffe aroma that has hints of rasins and chocolate as well. Big fresh roast coffee flavor with notes of milk chocolate and dark fruits. Rich and delicious.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2007
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours dark, with scattered dark brown head. Strong alcohol aroma along with many other enticing complexities foreshadowing flavors to follow. Incredibly complex flavor includes vanilla, chocolate, coffee, caramel, with a slightly vinious, dry finish. Hearty, satisfying full body. I shared the bottle with Brett and sipped throughout a 90 minute meal. Good times...
BeerBellyOSU (47) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2007
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep, dark stout with an almost reddish tinge, huge tan head. Aroma is a little winey, with a lot of coffee notes. Very nice roasty flavor, excellently silky mouthfeel and dry finish.