iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 11, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, Batch 7061. Pours a dark mahogany, practically black with a medium cocoa head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, nuts, roasted and caramel malts. Taste is much the same, fairly sweet throughout with a bitter coffee finish. Very creamy mouthfeel. I actually thought this was a milk stout. Donít know why it took me so long to rate this--would be a great dessert beer.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 10, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 7210. Pours a dark black with just a slight hint of ruby red coming through if held to light. Head was tan and foamy and left some lacing and sustained. Aroma of milk chocolate, some roast, cherry, vanilla and coffee. Flavor of chocolate, light coffee, toffee, nuts and I was getting a light hint of metallic at the end. This is the best "basic" stout I have had in a while. Typically the Imperial Stouts tend to get my attention, but this one is right up there with the Imperials. What a great beer.
ABUSEDGOAT (2584) - California, USA - JUN 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to NewCastel1. Black body with a moderate tan head and pretty good lacing. Aroma is like any other stout, chocolate, coffee, roast and caramel. Smooth creamy mouthfeel with some bittersweet chocolate at the end. Tasty but it doesnít have the ooomph of Expedition.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was an excellent beer. Very smooth and rich, full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and gorgeous appeaance. Lots of chocolate and coffee on the nose and the flavor. Some hints of smoke and almond extract with a touch of toffee. Lots of carmel malt in this it seems as well. Excellent beer.
Zinnamon (40) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2006 This was tasty. Poured from a bottle and it came out black with a subtle brown head. Felt like a soft and easy expedition stout. It was not too strong, not at least til the last few sips.
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured pitch black with barely any head. Very sweet chocolate and light coffee flavor. Had a hint of bitterness and very slight alcohol flavor. This was so very smooth and delightful. This is like expeditions little brother.
Beerdedone (3222) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours dark with a dark tan head. Aroma of roast, coffee, chocolate. Flavor is smooth, coffee, roast, chocolate, and slight bitterness. Good stout.
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2006 bottle from the eccentric cafe. shared this with cmubeerman as zeswaft drove us to detroit. all i could detect was an enormous aluminum/change taste. thatís just about the worst thing i can find in a beer, and it was all over this one. i ended up giving cmubeerman the last half of the beer. drain pour? iíll rerate it if itís any good. RERATE: draft. pretty smoky, a little empty. extremely sweet malts. quite chewy, nice full body. nice cold.
Aurelius (5068) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Guess Iíve been spoiled in the last couple of days by Siberian Night and Edmund Fitzgerald -- this was pretty good, but not world class when compared back-to-back. No way itís a 99/100 percentile brew. Vinegar, black olive and crosotic aroma that wasnít the best. Damn near opaque Jacobean brown-black, pilin head. Bad label. Tangy, a bit unfinished, nutty, sweet and roasty. Ragged acidic coffee finish.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appears a midnight, pitch black with a foamy, 1 finger tan head that slowly fades out into a collar. Scattered lacing is left around the tulip glass.
Smell is of deep, dark roasted malt, sweet cream, roasted chestnut, vanilla, and a hint of bitter coffee beans touched with bakers chocolate.
Taste is of the same aromas with a dark roasted malt that stands out above everything else and sticks to the tongue.
Mouthfeel is full bodied with a sugar sweetness and dark roastiness battling it out for supremecy with the fizzy roastiness lasting long after the swallow.
This one is pretty good. The roasted malt and slightly overcarbonated body makes it a bit uneasy to swallow easily but it doesnít take away from the great characteristics found in this brew.