MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2006 Vintage. Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip. This stout poured a deep black color with a big, rocky tan head that faded very slowly. Some uneven lacing was left around the glass. The aroma of this beer included a ton of milk chocolate and some roasted malts. The flavor was lightly bitter roasted malts, coffee, and some chocolate. Finished lightly bitter with some lasting chocolate left on the tounge. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with light carbonation. This was a nice stout. It had a robust, rich flavor that made it interesting enough to try again.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 15, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Black, tan head, no lacing. Nose of cocoa, nice coffee and thick milky notes. Nice and roasty, sweet. Like a well made late. The flavor is heavy, sweet with lots of chocolate and licorice. Sweet coconut. Finish is again, lots of chocolate and more coconut. Lovely beer.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Deep brown pour with a medium head. Aroma of creamy chocolate and dark malt. Tastes of rich chocolate, sweet malt. Quite bitter finish. Medium body. Pretty good.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darker brown pour with a nice tan head. Roasty, chocolate aroma with some coffee and roastiness detectable. Flavor has some chocolate and a drier roasted malt detectable. Dry, but well hopped. Nice!
jake65 (2729) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Dark brown pour with a medium tan head. Nose is full of coffee, mocha, and roast tones. Flavor is bittersweet chocolate with coffee, definitely a mocha element. Roasted tones blend well with the cocoa. Thanks to whomever cracked this open for poker night.
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - 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. I’ve had this in a hot car for a week, so I’m 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; there’s 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 (2597) - 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 (11971) - 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 (4212) - 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 didn’t 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.