Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - APR 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with carmel highlights, small layer of coarse tan bubbles. Heavily toasted bread, sweet cream, coffee, clean applewood smoke. Clingy coffee roasted bitterness, bittersweet chocolate. A little vegetal muskiness to begin with, but it seems to go away after a few sips. A little sweetness but not at all cloying. Pleasantly soft, mouthfilling palate. A little rough to begin with, but it evens out and ends up being a nice roasty and pleasant stout.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber black with thin, quick tan head. The aroma is roasty with some milk-chocolate notes, and maybe some nuts. The flavor is much the same. Roasty with a nut undertone and some bitter milk chocolate. Somewhat ashy finish.
anaheim1983 (140) - Anaheim, California, USA - APR 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle dark brown to black very warm in taste amlty rcih with toffee notes very full body and great aftertaste
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - APR 18, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Almost black in colour with medium brown head. Malty, roasted and sweet. Raisins and dried fruits. Nice and creamy with lingering aftertaste.
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark, dark brown color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of caramel, roasted malts, coffee, nuts and a little earthy. Tastes of chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, and a little nutty. Some lacing left on the glass.
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of smooth milk chocolate malts in this one. Smooth and easy to drink. Hints of coffee in the background. Light and easy on the palate. Just enough hop bitterness to finish it off. Nothing wrong with this beer, could almost be considered an Imperial Stout Light.
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice and dark, great hint of chocolate flavor, much in the vein of the kzoo stout, but smoother, sweeter, creamier
Boutip (5797) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (Courtesy of Daalamar): Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice creamy head with better then average retention. Aroma of subtle chocolate and coffee. Taste is less pronounced then expected with some sweet chocolate malt and a very subtle coffee touch. No bitterness to speak of but a nice creamy well carbonated body. The finish is a bit too watery for my taste. Good but may be a bit overrated in my mind.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a standard American pint glass. The initial aroma reminds me of a Hostess Suzi Q. Yum. Opaque black. Formed a fizzy tightly bubbled light brown head, though it faded almost instantly. Aromas of chocolate cake, and fresh ground coffee. The flavor is bitter and roasted. Sweet. Even a bit of hop flavor make it through. The palate is a bit on the thin and fizzy side. I rather like this one. Good job Mr. Bell.
millerclmb (44) - Boulder, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was an easy drinking standard stout for me. Perhaps the batch I had was a little too old?