jefcon (1518) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dense dark brown in the glass with a minimal light brown head. Aromas of coffe. Tastes are a bit more complex and warming: coffee, dark chocolate, and a sweet malt. Very full in the palate, with a long bitter finish. An assertive sweet stout, drier than most.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JAN 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown, small off white tan head. Aroma is choclate, and bread. Flavor is similar with cherries and a little dark choclate. Palate is smooth and oily. Thanks to 1FastSTI for this one!
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is rich and malty. Flavor is roasted malts and oatmeal with some coffee. Thick and smooth body. Not too shabby especially considering the sub-par beers I have had so far from this brewery.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Expectedly dark, thin head. Nose bit of cocoa and raisin. Not much flavor, some chocolate, vaguely roasty, a bit of raisin, but kind of stale and bland. Just not much going on, boring stout.
badgerben (4651) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2005
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark black with a thin head. Slightly sweet aroma, but it gives off the first warning of a musty and bitter beer. Yup, tastes like a little chocolate syrup poured on a wet floor mat. The goodness is burried in there somewhere as I can vaguely find the malts and sweets, but it’s overwhelmed by nasty bitterness. Bummer.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2004
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pitch black with a thin light brown head. Carboard like coffee aroma with the cardboard being more prominent than the coffee. Flat taste with muted roast flavors and a dry flat mild bitter aftertaste. No oatmeal noticable.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2005 Fast fading head, dark body. Stale coffee nose, dryish bitter chocolate flavors. Like a slightly stale, unsweetened cafe mocha. Enjoyable, though, and very drinkable..
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2005 There is a new label, it is the moon wearing a hat. 12 oz bottle. Black/brown color with a reddish tint. Short lasting tan head. Roasted malts, bittersweet choclate, vanilla aroma. Roasted malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate flavor. Dryish finish that leaves a nice, roasty flavor. 7/4/6/3/14
RERATED on tap in March 2005. Score is 7/4/7/4/16. This had a more definate bitterness on tap. There was still the roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee flavors, but there was more hoppy bitterness to it fresh.
New score is an average of the two.
PorterPounder (6410) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up at Whole Foods in Austin, Tx. Pours a jet black with a light tan colored head. Solid aroma of roasted coffee and fresh, rich moist dirt. Good bitter roasted notes with a rich malty undertone. Solid earthy flavor, Quite nice. Mouthfeel is kind of dry.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark stout pour with almost no head. Nose has some roasted/smoky notes. Usual roasted/toasted/burnt barley taste with some residual sweetness. An average stout.