cgarvieuk (17258) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep black ... sweet roast malts ... bit thin some roast malts little toffee caramel little smoke
oh6gdx (22528) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned@GBBF2008. Deep ambery brown colour with mediumsized white head, that vanishes quite quickly. Aroma and flavour are both caramel malts, hops, coffee, syrup and some hints of wood. Lots of stuff in this rather sweet brew. Quite pleasant, but is a bit too sweet by itself "as is".
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - AUG 13, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz can purchased at the brewery in Garrattsville, NY. Pours to a deep brown, to black color, with a soapy white head that fades, and a good carbonation. The nose is very inviting on this beer, with good aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, and light roast. The palate is soft, with good dark chocolate, dark malt, and coffee flavor. This beer finishes with more good chocolate and coffee flavors up front, then ends with a mild hop bitterness that lingers. Another well done, flavorful, yet very drinkable beer. A good beer to have a session with, and a good beer to match with a number of dishes, from bbq to deserts.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at GBBF 08. Surprisingly complex aroma - milk, earthy malts and chocolate. Smooth and drinkable, perhaps a bit weak but overall great given it has come from a can!
mansquito (4101) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with a quickly dissipating tan head. Black body. Dark chocolate aroma. A little thin bodywise. Coffee and dark, bitter chocolate in the taste. Not really sweet. A mediocre stout, but quite drinkable.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can courtesy of cbkschubert. Good dry coco and coffee aromas. Black body with thin tan head. Body texture was thin and here is where these brews could of used more of a malt presence. Cooffe and choclate flavors pesent. Dry coco left on palate. Thanks Craig.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Canned. pours a dark brown black body with a thin off white head quickly thinning out to a short lacing. Aroma is sweet chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is thin milk chocolate and lactose a bit chalky with sweet vanilla. Sweet with little roastiness. No detectable etoh or warming in the finish. A cola like mouthfeel thin with mild carbonation. not bad.
Dorwart (2439) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Pathetic excuse for a head. A thin sloppy layer of large bubbles. Dark brown in color. Thin looking. Some light roasted malts and a bit of dark chocolate in the aroma. Lifeless in the mouth. Actually the flavor is better than I expected. Lots of roasted grains, some smoke, cigarette ash and a bit of bitterness again. Finishes roasty and milky. Why do I keep buying thiese and why do they keep making them?
Ughsmash (7361) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Canned. Poured clear, deeper reddish-brown with a short-lived cap of tan head. The aroma picked up milk chocolate and buttery pastries upfront with oatmeal and deeper molasses notes behind.. very sweet and simpler, but pleasant enough. The flavor was also very sweet with toasted milk (and some darker) chocolates and lactose as the major contributors.. finished with non-descript roasted black patent notes and buttery sweetness. Medium-bodied and very dry on the palate with sharp carbonation.. ok flavors + ok flow = ok beer.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
can form beerbill. pours rather thin looking. ruby dark brown color with a huge rocky khaki head. great retention. aromas of soured milk, wood, earth, lightly roasted grains and a plastic like smell i equate to perfume/floral hops gone awry. it tastes like it smells with a dry bitter woody (think a stick not a barrel) finish. slightly acidic coffee with cream aftertaste. light bodied with slightly prickly carbonation. that plastic is really distracting in the flavor.