DrnkMcDermott (2718) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, 2006 batch. Iíve had this in a hot car for a week, so Iím being a tad kinder. Pours nice and black. My shaker glass seems to kick up big heads of foam, this one settled to a thin creamy brown head. Smell of chocolate milk. Taste starts lactic and sweet. Cocoa notes are subdued; thereís a slight tinge of cigar tobacco and sour cherry (that may be from the hot car trip) and even a little vanilla. Alcohol in the background, but goes down pretty well. Leaves stickiness on the lips.
IndianaRed (2049) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a fairly thin black with a thin light tan head. thin spotty lacing. Aroma of chocolate and brown sugar. Flavor is slightly sweet light roasted and lots of tootsie roll chocolate. Some of that slightly sour porter noye. Smooth and softly carbonated.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of cocoa, sour, light roastiness, and sweet molasses. Flavor of lactose, chocolate, and cereal.
dmac (3538) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber. Poured a deep dark brown/black with an average size tan head. Aroma seemed to be a little off and had metallic notes mixed in with the chocolate aroma. Body was a little thin and also had a slightly dry aftertaste. Flavor was more raosted malt then chocolate but at least it didnít have any metallic flavors unlike the aroma. Average beer at best.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled. Pours dark with a short compact tan head. Aroma of Chocolate malt, smoke, and molasses. The flavor is sweet, chocolatey, molasses, and a fair amount of bitterness to boot. Very smooth, good brew.
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bottle and served in my Stone IRS snifter: Pours a near opaque muddy brown with a beautiful lasting tan foamy head and left very good lace upon the glassware. The aroma has notes of dusty powered and rich bittersweet chocolate, grassy and herbal hops, slight smoke, and a hint of molasses. The taste pretty much followed suit with layers of chocolate malt goodness balanced mostly by a hop bitterness and a smack down of black strap molasses twang. I also get a note of biscuit and dusty yeast too. The mouth feel is mostly smooth and creamy but still it could use just a bit more richness to top off this unique experience. For something slightly different from your normal stout, give this a try but be forewarned, it is not your standard fare. A hybrid between a sweet and foreign stout, dig some!
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Disappointing. Pours dark brown with brown head. Aroma of chocolate and alcohol. Flavor was of chocolate, sweet malt, and alcohol. It was really smoothe but didnít really have a taste. It seemed very light which means it hid the alcohol really well.
DocLock (7214) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Caponeís. Pretty dark blackish pour here, with 1-finger tan head. Aroma is heavy chocoff, chocolate malt, slight molasses. MEdium palate, which gets a tad lighter as it warms, with flavor notes of chocolate malt, dark chocolate syrup, ovaltine, and coffee.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz. Bottle: Sweet aroma. Smells of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Poured black in color with a medium brown head that mostly lasted throughout. No lacing. Opaque. Flavor is lightly sweet and also a bit bitter. Tastes of cocoa, roasted malts, and a little cream. Tastes like chocolate powder. Medium body. Light, creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Dryish cocoa finish. Overall, simple and straightforward, but good.
thegreenrooster (2982) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is the blackest i have ever seen a beer. Aroma is roasted malts and some chocolate. Flavor is more in your face. Lots of coffee with some chocolate and some wood smoke. Not overpowering in any catagory but that just makes it a bit more easy to drink. Worth looking for.