JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2006 Very dark beer... average head with brown color. Excellent lacing. Aroma is chocolate/coffee with some brown sugar and oak/cask. Swirling brings slight bitter notes to nose. First time I had this I thought it was too sour in the middle. It is more of a creamy roast chocolate coffee flavor now. Finish is a bit of tasty bitter coffee. Overall, its a good pleasant drink... maybe the first bottle I had was weird.
Update - Finally rerating... Batch 7061 (bottled 9/15/2005, sampled 6/30/2006). Not going to add much as I simply enjoyed it. Nice overall stout, bordering on the sweet side. Great drink. Could be a smoother mouthfeel, but still quite yummy. Hmmm... good with steak?
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - JAN 24, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/24/04. Poured out of 12 oz. bottle, obtained in a trade with igneous1 on RateBeer 1/21/04. Pours an amazing dark opaque brown, almost black, with just hints of chocolate brown on the edges of the glass when you hold it up to a bright light. Lots of sediment (although you can't really see it through the dark body) and a very thick appearance. Chocolate brown head, good sized but rocky and not that long-lasting. Simply outstanding lacing on the glass, though. A different kind of stout. Nose is terrific, of creamy dark coffee malts and hints of chocolate. Mouth-wateringly good. I had this beer a long time ago, and I can tell I'm going to love it again. Flavor is equally darkly malty and tartly chocolatey, bits of a sweet and dry stout mixed together. Very creamy, velvety body and terrifically smooth finish. Just a tad bit too dry and sour for me on a sweet stout, although the complexity of those flavors adds a nice depth to the overall quality of the beer. As you swallow, the beer just swallows with you-- sucking the inky moisture out of your mouth and leaving behind a residue of burnt chocolate-espresso goodness. Quite oily for a medium-bodied beer. It's incredibly easy to drink without being even close to ordinary. A fantastic session beer.
Kinz (3450) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful opaque blackness, dark tan head that fades slow. Pretty aroma of espresso, chocolate, some piney notes. Lighter on the palate than expecting. The flavors are more muted than I was expecting, mostly matching the aroma, with a very slight cardboard flavor after it warmed a bit. Nice overall, but I preferred their Double Cream Stout. Thanks Indra & BBB63!
kathouse (1203) - Nevada, USA - JAN 20, 2004
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2005 Kalamazoo Stout is not just for breakfast anymore! This beer is black with a nice brown foam and good lacing. Roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate fill the nostrils. Rich. Sweet. Dude. This beer has been roasted, toasted, baked and browned. Just a slight burnt taste, like an overdone cookie. A sweet thick dessert. Coffee and ice cream. Excellent and filling.
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 14, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is of burnt coffee and coco. White and toffee colored head that dissipates after a few. Deep black/brown that sucks up light. Tastes like it smells, but is kind of thin. Drink the hoose beeer! It's frickin greeaat!
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
No aroma really. Slight burnt aroma. Burnt flavour roastedness light carbonation in palate. Little coffee and chocolate present more appealing as it warms. Very good!!! (Room Temp)
rogueman (19) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of sweet cocoa. Pours black, thin head, lasts for a minute or two. Tastes chocolatey. Like a Hersheys dark, for you kids who remember hershey's miniatures. I like it, reminds me of Youngs double chocolate. Fine carbonation, relatively thin taste like Youngs. I like it, definitely worth tasting. I am drunk and it is time for me to go molest my woman. Good night and god bless. A good sweet stout.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big, phat bubbles sit on top of this more like an imperial stout. Bitter chocolate and coffe taste followed by an alcoholic tinny taste.
HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I found this to be a nice thick creamy stout. Not a lot on the aroma but the puffiness on the head enticed me to try it and I found a chocolate smooth taste with a little bitter after taste. I will drink this beer again.
Goblincat (386) - Westland, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice and black, with creamy head. Flavor is good, but a bit earthy. Overall a decent stout.