MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I feel guilty that I haven't had this yet. But it's better late than never. I can smell the genuine stout aroma from quite a distance. Upon inspection there is definate roast flavors, with he standard sweets: chocolate and caramel. Color is a firm black and a thin darker cream head to it. Flavor has a very nice initial sweetness, then follows through with a good bitter stoutesque finish.
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - DEC 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2003 I'm wondering if this bottle has been around for a while. I bought it in S. Beloit, Il. I'm not sure if they push a lot of good beer where I bought it. It's good, but I was expecting it to be a little better. Nose is chocolatey, but has a metallic note to it. Taste is kind of the same. It starts of with a cocoa taste then turns a little metallic with a dry bitter finish. It tastes like the Bison choc stout, but this is better. Very good, but not my favorite. Rerate: This is growing on me. Still has some metallic flavoring to it, but it's pretty good.
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very unimpressed with the head a little on the bitter side a nice aroma of roasted malts
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark chocolate brown and thick with a creamy dense head. Aroma is rich with roasted malts, notes of coffee and molasses . Body is creamy and smooth with modest carbonation. Flavor is a nice blend of sweet, bitter and dry. Really balanced out well. Sweet coming from roasted malt that reminds me of dry cocoa with a bitter finish. Overall one of the most even stouts I've had.
temporrari (380) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2005 From the keg in my living room: Incredible beer. The bottled version is good, but this is unbelievably creamy and rich. Roasted chocolate flavor and aroma. Kind of got some burnt toast in there (it’s good though). This is sooo good. If you can get this is the bottle, consider yourself lucky. If you can get it on tap, consider yourself blessed.
haddon90 (1374) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep black pour with a great tan head. Lovely aroma full of coffee beans and vanilla. Full taste of coffee and slight vanilla. Great balance. Such a wonderful beer. Thanks Jeremy (jgb9348) for bringing down this great piece of art to my house!
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2003
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beer pours (in Chimay glass) a pitch black oily liquid that light can not penetrate with a medium amount of dark caramel colored head that dissipates somewhat, but stays throughout. Aroma is of coffee BEAN, fresh toasted ground coffee, vanilla, sweet. Flavor is of coffee bean, vanilla, with a faint to small hoppiness. No alcohol detected. Not dry, maybe faintly. Overall, a fantastic brew. Another one for the mix. Sampled at 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 19, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one pours a very dark color with a small brown head that leaves a small bit of lacing on the glass. The aroma was comprised of roasted malts and hints of coffee and chocolate. The flavor was much the same as the aroma: mostly roasted malts, coffee and chocolate with possibly a hint of caramel. I didn't find anything special about this brew and there are other milk stouts that better represent the style.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A thick brown head sits atop a black body and some lacing is left on the glass. The robust aroma is malty and roasty with subtle notes of cofee, a slight bitterness and a very sweetness. The flavor is malty, very roasty with bitter notes and a touch of coffee. Full bodied, smooth and relatively dry.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick rich black stout. My first impression was this was an imperial, but it settled nicely after a few more sips. Coffee, a lot or malt. Sits well, and improves with temp. Kalamazoo knows stout.