beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pitch black color with a thin light brown head. Good aroma and flavor of chocolate, oatmeal and roasted malt with a mild bitter finish. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and gentle carbonation. Good stuff.
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Repectable outmeal stout. Creamy but no excessive, clashing lactic taste like lesser stouts. No vinous aspect. Chocolate and coffee notes are slightly burnt and somewhat subdued.
bochi23 (116) - Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured from a bottle with a minimal light brown head with just a small amount of lacing clinging to the side of the glass. Looks a bit like a coke. Roasted malt aroma. Smells good. Sweet with slight coffee flavor and, like the bottle said a lingering bitterness (which I like). Nice beer. Anderson Valley BC does a lot of things right.
decaturstevo (5517) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz btl thanks to shigadeyo. An aroma of chocolate and weak coffee. A thiin brown pour with little head and a light lacing. A flavor of slightly souir coffee. Like coffee that has been burnt in the pot. A light bitter that was a bit weaker than I expected. A thin palate and odd carbonation make this beer a bit weak all round. A beer that is a tick away from being very good.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to decaturstevo for sharing this bottle with us at the Nashville Tasting! Poured a black color with a tan head that left light lacing. The aroma was somewhat woody with some smoked malts. The flavor found an even mix of hops and malts with a hint of sweet fruits. Light and slightly watery for a stout. Sweet aftertaste.
beerbill (3574) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours an opaque black with a thick, rich brown head that lasted through the entire glass. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee was pleasant but a bit light for such a rich looking beer. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee and a touch of sweetness, was also a bit light I thought for a dark beer. Somewhat light bodied. If I had to use a word to describe this beer, it would be mellow.
swoopjones (7008) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Pours a deep black color with 1inch head. Little light in the body. Aromas of chocolate, Roasted malts. Good stout but not graet.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz. Bottle: Sweet aroma of chocolate and roasted malts, and cream. Poured dark black with a big, rocky, but thin brown head that somewhat lasted. Good lacing is thin like the head. Opaque, even against a bright light. Flavor starts lightly sweet but finishes lightly bitter. Tastes of milk chocolate, roasted malts, cream, and oats. Finish is dry and long. Finish tastes of oats. Light to medium body. Thin. Soft carbonation. Overall I really liked the flavor of this beer, though it would benefit from more body.
Lowe1983 (1393) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a black color with a darker brown color head. Aroma is of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, caramel, and a hint of some hops. Flavor starts off with molasses and continues to the roasted malts and coffee and finishes with a slightly bitter and chocolate flavor. A very good stout.
Orion1800 (53) - Piedmont, California, USA - JAN 30, 2007
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
reta beer, nice chocolatey, coffee smoked malt flavor. I like the spicy hop finish also. In general a very well balaced dark beer