AmEricanbrew (6656) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a tan head. Medium dark roasty malt aromas with milk chocolate. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Good roasty malt flavors with lightly sweet milk chocolate again. Drys out some for the finish. Very good.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darker brown color with a big roasty coffee/chocolate aroma. Flavor seemed a bit bland, though drinkable with roast and dark chocolate. Thin feel. OK, but subpar for these guys.
JohnnyJ (5354) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with nice tan head. Cocoa, sweet malt, some toffee, cold coffee, and hints of roasted malt and berries. Lighter mouthfeel, but quite tasty.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black, healthy head. Smells malty and tastes like it has a touch of cocoa. Not a bad stout and a nice change from all these high gravity stouts everyone seem to make these days. Solid beer and I’m glad my cousin brought it to me and I wish I had a bottle of the old chez monieux to follow it up..
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-14-2008 02:37:30
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- Pours a solidly opaque black hue, head is full of off-white biog bubble that dissipates to a relatively thin layer, lacing is moderate on the glass
S- Nose is big-time dominated by huge coffee flavors, this is as close to a cup of java that I can think of, tons of roast and a surprising absence of any other malts or hops, i hope you like coffee!
T- Initial taste is unsurprisingly dominated by bitter and roasty coffee flavors, some slight hops peek through, but this is totally java-forward
M- Light-to-medium bodied, watery texture, light carbonation
D- Very easy-to-drink stout at 5%abv, this is definitely a good match for coffee lovers (everyone else will be less impressed), there are more solid options in both the Stout and Alpine categories (hopefully)
bhensonb (13828) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from South Bay Drug. Very dark color with minor ruby hilites. Decent tan head. Aromas of chocolate and darkly toasted malt. Medium plus body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is harsh coffee, some chocolate, and a solid toasted malt. Very nice stout.
alexsdad06 (8719) - Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours black with a medium sized beige head. I had to work to get what little aroma there was. Dark malt, cocoa, and coffee. The flavor had what can best be described as a roasty sourness. This was a bit burned with too much carbonation. Perhaps this was too old and was on the way downhill fast? Needless to say, I expected more.
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at The Local. Dark black beer with a creamy tan head. Aroma is lightly roasty with a fairly prominent cocoa and chocolate nose. A light toasted malt character and a bit of herbal hoppiness as well. Good light sweetness and a touch of sweet maltiness through the middle. Lingering sweetness, chocolatey with a good balance of roast and sweetness.
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Hophead22. Poured dark brown/black with nice head. Aroma is sweet and caramel. Taste is nice and light with roasted malts, chocolate, maple, and caramel.
GMCC2181 (1586) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by wolf. Black in color, decent head. Sweet aroma, but the taste is roasted malts with a touch of maple that gives it a sweetness. Also chocolate and caramel. Texture is lighter for a stout which is a change up. Overall a pretty good stout.