Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Buffalo Brewfest 04. Black pour, tan head. A decent hoppy aroma. Lots of bitterness in taste, with a full bodied oatmeal/grain taste. Sweet finish, creamy and very good.
mjg74 (2953) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark, very black. Aroma is that of roasted coffee, as well as some chocolate. Flavor up front is of sweet chocolate. Finish is sweet with a little bit of roasted malt flavor.
Not extremely roasted, more on the sweet side. Quite a tasty little stout.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. A very decent oatmeal stout. Full head, tan colored. Smooth body, very creamy. Medium full in body. Sweet flavors of malt and a mildly bitter ending.
shadey (2073) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at Buffalo Brewfest: Pour was black with a dark tan frothy head. All subtle flavors. Sweet, Creamy and Delicious. A great oatmeal stout.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled. coffee aroma. flavour reminded me of grandfather´s salted porridge. quite dry and pleasant
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 3, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque black color with a full and creamy brown head. Head diminished, but it retained a fine layer and some sticky lace. Aroma is light: malt, roasted grains and a hop background. Flavor has a sweet start and a hop finish. Roasted flavors come out later: interesting and subtle, not a complex taste, but interesting. Mouthfeel was lighter than expected: light to medium bodied with some effervescence and a dry finish.
IMHO: A much better balanced stout than I expected. Not an over-the-top-hop experience.
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oily black pour, small coffee colored head. Good malty aroma with appropriate coffee-ish, chocolatey and roasty nuances. Oily medium body, low carbonation level. Well developped roasty character, good expressive flavors and not as sweet as I expected fortunately. Good take on the style and my favorite from Anderson Valley for now.
screigh (625) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2004
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a large brown head. Didn’t stay huge long but it did last the entire beer. Mild lacing. Real light chocolate and chemical smell. Very slight chocolate taste and almost a vinegar aftertaste. I am not impressed with this.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Second Anderson Valley. Boont was very good. This one also is a very nice stout. Big chocolate flavor with a little bitter kick. Coffee and Hop/malt flavors. Smooth and drinkable for a stout. California sure makes some fine brews. Glad I’m heading out there next month. Watch out because quality micro’s from Cali are the quarry I’ll be hunting on my safari.
DYCSoccer17 (3611) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 14, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet chocolately, slightly metallic nose. Opaque black with an ENORMOUS tan head. Thankfully, the bottom of the bottlecap reads "Smooth and volumptuous, Boont Maber aims to please". This is their oatmeal stout, so I digress..Quite sweet chocolate stout with a small hint of roastiness. I personally think this is quite thin and lacking body. This is really quite one dimensional and rather boring. Tasty, but boring.