Kevin (2084) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours black with a minimal ring of dark head. roasted coffee aroma. taste is bittersweet chocolate with a hop finish and caramel. nice, sweet, and refreshing.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz - Not a lot to smell here. What is there is a bit of oatmeal and malt with a touch of chocolate. Black, initially had a nice brown head that quickly faded. Slight lacing. Flavor is carmel, malt, oatmeal. chocolate. Palate does linger as it should. Overall a good drinking stout but nothing to write home about.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasty with oats…smoke penetrates. Sandalwood? Black body with red edges. Moderately sweet up front with a lightly sweet and roasty finish. Medium body, watery texture, average carbonation. The bottom line is: note quite as good as some of their other offerings.
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent Oatmeal stout. Smells like dog food coming out of the bottle but a good balanced stout from Cali.
badgerben (4401) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black color with a medium head. Small amount of malt in the aroma. Is that banana as well? Kind of plain and watery with a grainy taste. It’s missing all of the goodness of a stout: malts, roasted malts, coffee... anything.
MaltOne (217) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a classy brew. Some beers pander to one feature or another. This one offers a lot of sensations, nicely balanced. It’s classic opaque, chocolate in color with dark frothy head. Deep roasted aromas. Flavor is complex - starts slightly sweet then adds a hint of bitter - they’re both present at the finish. A little bit expresso, a hint of cocoa. a touch of treacle, and something else, maybe a whisper of pine. Full bodied texture on tongue. This one’s a treat.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark with a creamy tan-colored head. Bittersweet chocolate and pine aromas. Oily, chewy texture with flavors of rich sweet chocolate. Smooth, delicately bitter finish. Pretty good and easy to drink.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured black as night, small tan head with good lacing, aroma of malts, chocolate, coffee and some bitter. Oh, that tastes good. Coffee, roasted chocolate malts, a bit bitter, a bit sweet. There is a slightly sour after taste that is not unpleasant. This was a treat, thanx, Rich.
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brwon with a little tan head and some thing lacing. Smells of malts, sweet, chocolate and a roasted smell as well. Suprisingly a bit bitter at first for such a sweet smell, then sweet taste takes over and leaves a thick coating of with a long lasting aftertaste that has a bit of a bad end to it.
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Small tan head that completely diminished, sparse lacing, fine-medium sized bubbles, very little carbonation, opaque, and a dark brown hue. Aroma was malty, roasty, burnt, chocolate, coffee, and sweet. The flavor was sweet, malty, burnt, roasty, coffeeish. Smooth palate.