Ron (3063) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
One bottle from BOTW. Poured a very thick dark body that thick tan head that stayed around. Aroma of roasted chocolate. Sweet palate with some hops. Very enjoyable.
roner77 (35) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A thick black body with a creamy, although thinner, chocolate head. I very nice mouthfeel that is not to sweet nor dry. Hints of nuts and roasted flavors. A very accessible stout, could certainly drink this often
frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a thick, deep black with garnet highlights and a creamy, tan head that deflates slowly. I found some floral lily notes in the aroma amidst the strong coffee roasts. Creamy mouthfeel with a flavor that alternates effortlessly between sweet chocolate and bitter coffee. Sweet and fruity yet savory notes after, adding a mouthwatering saltiness to the finish.
P.S. I might have me a "collector’s item" bottle as mine ended up with the back label from AVBC Summer Solstice!
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smcd (366) - USA - MAR 11, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(22oz Bottle. 03/2006 ... etc.) Thick, viscous, black. Creamy, brown head. Dark chocolate and roasted, almost but not quite coffee, notes. Earthy. Almost no hop bitterness but a definite balance as the finish is clean and dry. Big, velvety mouthfeel with a medium-full body. Long lingering rich, dark maltiness.
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thick black color with creamy brown head. Not a whole lot in the nose-- some faint dark chocolate, roasted barley, and earthy hops. Very well balanced flavors of roasted barley, dark and milk chocolate, coffee, and piney hops. Creamy mouthfeel with smooth carbonation, medium body, and a pleasant lingering chocolate and coffee aftertaste. Really nice!
Paskal (146) - La Prairie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille-Arômes de malt brûlé et de céréales. Aqueuse. Peu de mousse. Goût de malte et de café.--Bottle-Roasted malt and cereal aromas. Watery. No head. Taste of malt and coffee.
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance:dark,small brown head..
Flavor:rosted malt,light cereal,watery...
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Extremely plesant on the nose, a sweet brown sugar aroma. Pours "tar thick" with a minor foamy (medium bubble) head. Nice sweet taste of the malts, molasses, and oats (finally an oatmeal stout that smells of oatmeal). Fine lacing on the glass which cleans quickly off the sides. Smooth, almost buttery on the mouth, virutally no aftertaste. This is an extremely pleasant beer (now I want more) Black as night in the glass...
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Loved it. Nice balance of heary body, beautiful pour. Excellent mouth feel and just enough sweetness to handle the finish.
IrishBoy (3960) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque ebony coloration with a large brown head that thickly laces the glass as it recedes. Roast coffee aroma and flavorwith a tiny bit of bitterness added.