CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from a growler courtesy of Duane at DL06: Pours an opaque black with a thin-lacing tan head. Nicely roasty dark caramely sweet aroma has some slightly sweet lactose character. First sip is of nicely sweet dark malty flavor and lots of good fresh hoppy balance. Has a lingering earthy, bittersweet character with lots of good dark chocolate presence. A very nice dry stout.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler @ DL06: Poured a hazy dark brown color with a small tan head. Coffee aroma with some ash. Light tartness and light cola notes. Sweet roasty malt flavor with a dry finish. Mild hop finish. Light body.
Terminus (3597) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
growler-DLD06 thanks to Duane for bringing this beer from the Quad Cities! After having the barrel aged dark lord, I was suprised that my palate wasnt a mess. This beer actually held up for what it was. this beer poured almost black with a small fizzy tan head. nice char, fresh cut wood, roast and anise in the nose. Flavors are mostly char and the woodsy notes. Body is full for the style but has the proper amount of carbonation for the style. A pretty good example of this style. I want to go back to Blue Cat sometime soon!
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured a very dark brown with a tan head. aroma of coffee and bitersweet chocolate. flavors were more of the same. a good but somewhat different take on the style.
Pailhead (6428) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler: Courtesy of Duane at DL Day. Aroma of coffee and cream with a hint of dark chocolate. Pours a dark brown with a tan ring for a head. Flavors of dark chocolate, black coffee, hint of cream, and a light bitter finish.
heemer77 (5297) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2006 This hit me in the right way. It replaced the Imperial Stout that had been on previously. It was served with a mix of nitro and CO2. More brewpubs need to get away from just nitro. The body was black with a light brown head. The aroma was sweet coffee with some dark chocolate. The taste also had the sweetened coffee and bitter chocolate. There an oaky dry finish with some bitterness. Nice.
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark with a dark head. Good malty taste that was creamy to the end. I’m not a big fan of Stout and I enjoyed this one.
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jet black with a dark brown head. Aroma: chicory, herbs, and butter. Buttery flavor, with roasted malts taking a back seat. Very creamy and full bodied.