KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2005 Gives me the feeling of a nice cup of coffee after a nice day on the slopes. Yummmmmy. Excellent chocolate and coffee flavored malt and a tinge of sweet, biting hops.
Gachupines (1048) - USA - NOV 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark with thin tan head. Taste is dry with roasted coffee flavor. Mouthfeel is a little thin. Overall decent stout for drinking, not too heavy to have a few.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Dark black, almost nonexistent tan head. Aroma: coffee, chocolate, dark malts. Taste: Very roasty, coffee, roasted dark malts, burnt coffee, toasted wood, bark, bitter chocolate. Finishes bitter, with notes of dark malts, roasty, and a hint of hops shows.
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gorgeous coloring. Strong aroma of roasted malt with hints of espresso and semi-sweet chocolate, followed by a nice bready essence. Definitely more hops than is typical in most stouts. The flavoring is fairly straight forward, without much sublty. Coffee, dark chocolate and a hops follow dominate the flavor. Very nice, though I thought it would open up a little better as it warmed.
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
black with nice brown lasting head...aroma roasted malt, a little toffee/coffee. thin and watery.burnt flavors(enjoyable burnt). Though ill always prefer an imperial, this is a good plain old stout.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black pour, slight malt aroma with a touch of chocolate, this turned to a dark chocolate roast aroma as it warmed. Smooth roasted malt and chocolate taste a little on the light side. In the lower part of the upper catagory of stouts.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a thin tan head. Strong roasted malt aroma. Nice roasted malt flavor with a good deal of hop bitterness. Quite dry, which is a welcome change from all the Impy Stouts Iíve been drinking lately. Iím glad
I bought a whole case.
Nuffield (3771) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting aroma: breakfast cereal (Cheerios, Raisin bran), coffee, chocolate, new winter raincoat...all very intriguing. Dark brown, frothing head. A bit watery, leaving something roasted and burnt, like the residue of crisp bacon, and with some smoky notes, like gentle wisps of smoldering logs on a dying holiday fire. A hint of deep-friend fish, too. Too dry for my taste.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
very rich leathery roasted aroma, dark black with minimal head, very bittersweet roastiness, good body but lacking balance
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Mose is very nice with rich roasted malts and oatmeal. Dark black body with thin beige head. Flavor has notes of smoke and the usual stout flavors. Overall this is kind of thin and watery.