iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, no date. Deep brown with a 1/2 finger tan head, pretty good retention. Brown sugar, roasted malts, milk chocolate, and light ash. More sweet than roasty. Added soy and tobacco strangely make their way into the flavor, which was not expected, but I thought was quite nice--nothing like the aroma. Semidry ashy lightly tangy finish, and not in a bad way. As this warms some light pine. Some bitterness lingers. Medium body with a light to moderate carbonation. Very good beer.
blankboy (6364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My bottle (650ml) shared with HogTownHarry, biegaman & Viggo -- courtesy of toncatcher. Pours a very dark brown with a large mostly-lasting creamy light-brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, piney hops and dark fruit. Very tasty flavour of roasted malt, dark fruit, coffee, piney hops and a hint of chocolate -- quite dry too. Medium bodied. A very good Stout, well done!
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Liar’s Club. Pours a dark, tobacco tinged black color with some transparent edges of worn leather. A creamy head of tan sits quietly on top. Some earthy coffee and maple wood smoke are present in the nose, along with some pruney, raisiny yeast fruits. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. There’s a pleasant oat-like slickness on the palate initially, but it thins out and gets a bit watery mid-palate. Earthy coffee and medium roast chocolate start out the flavors, along with a bit of sugary fruits, but this thins out and gets a bit watery. As it finishes, a huge wave of wood smoke piles in to keep it interesting. A balancing dose of minty hops also makes in appearance in the finish, drying up some of the malt sweetness pleasantly. The flavors are pretty good overall, but I didn’t like the thinness of the palate and in-cohesive flavor interruption this provided.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle shared by Sliffy & Pud - Poured very dark brown almost black with a big tan creamy head. Aromas first of pine hops then behind that a good dose of chocolate, and a touch of coffee through much roastiness. Flavor was roasty with good chocolate and coffee notes and some nice pine hops at the back of each sip. A good hoppy stout that was well carbonated with a slightly astringent finish. I did enjoy this one much.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours dark brown with a khaki head. Aroma, earthy, some chocolate, roasted malts, some coffee, and some pine. Flavor, roasty, pine, coffee, chocolate, with a good deal of earthy bitterness on the finish. I was surprised at how hoppy this was. Good stuff though.
HogTownHarry (6150) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22oz). Shared with blankboy, biegaman and viggo - blankboy’s bottle. Opaque reddish brown, solid tan creamy head. Sticky coffee/chocolate roast malt, solid hops, very dark and malty. Very dark tasting - thick with malt, moderate alcohol, nice bitterness. Fairly thick, light astringency, nice malty aftertaste - very good.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Date: 12/01/2006
Source: Pizza Port, Carlsbad
Appearance: black, wispy tan head, touch of lace,
Aroma: lightly sweet roasted aroma,
Flavor: sweet roasted malt flavor with lactose sweetness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
SDalkoholic (2200) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 31, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz bomber purchased @ Southbay Drugs and Liquor. Pours as a dark opaque black with a san colored pillow of foam. The aroma is a sweet and smoked malt profile that will really open up more in the flavor. Such a rich sweet flavor that is displayed by dark roasted malt and light background of Irish cream or vanilla aftertaste that this makes for an excellent stout. Would love to see this distributed like the other Alpine beers.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks MikeTD. Black pour small beige head. Aroma is chocolate. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, leafy hops. Creamy mouthfeel, full body and lots of chocolate flavor. Just a good tasting stout.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate, dark malts, roasted aromas. Pours very dark brown. Big chocolate flavor and huge roasted malt flavors. Great beer, great flavor!