Paskal (146) - La Prairie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille-Il se dégage une subtile odeur de réglisse noire et de mélasse. Une mousse brûnatre qui disparait très vite, très carbonisé. Goût de mélasse et de houblon. Agréable rondeur.--Bottle-A subtil black licorice and molasse aromas. A thin head. Carbonized. Molasse and hop taste. Nice palate.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby/black, not qite opaque with a medium tan head. Roasted, malty nose. Dark coffee flavor adds to the roatd malt base. Slight bittering hops in the finish. Smoth and creamy, but just a tad thin. Enjoyable, but on the sweeter end of the dry stout spectrum.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a jet black color with a nice tan head that left some lacing. Smells of caramel and roastiness. The flavor is lighter than expected but coffee and chocolate was detected with some light bitterness. Medium body. Just an O.K. stout.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep reddish-black with a big tan head. Aromas of roast barley, dark chocolate and almonds. Lots of rich, roasted flavors, with some hop bitterness. Dry finish, with some burnt malt flavors left behind. Overall pretty smooth, not particularly complex, but still very good.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a rocky light brown head that lasts forever. Smells of caramel and molasses. Flavor is really subdued - the chocalatey roastiness that is detectable is just frustratingly weak. This does have a nice full body and silky mouth feel, but it’s wasted on a brew that lacks in flavor and character.
wheelzr (4) - Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2005 does not count
4.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
absolutely amazing taste. Dark, rich with a full bodied, sweet roasted malt like finshes smooth and thick.
Choos (647) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: slightly butterscotchy, little smokey and coffee notes. Apperance: black wit ha hint of red and a tan head. Flavour: smokey, mocha and bitter. Palate: thin lightly carbonated with a lingering bitterness.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown, no head. Great mocha and chocolate aroma. Bitter and roasted malts in the palate. Good body for the style, not too watery. Bitter, drying finish. Well made.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours pure black with a creamy tan head. Aroma from roasted malts and chocolate. Flavour is sweet, coffe-ish and dry. Pretty good bitterness. Somewhat watery mouthfeel. A little too high co2.
Braudog (5932) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2005
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The perfect-looking beer ... pitch black and a giant head pocked with big meteor-like craters. Awesome big java aroma. Similarly nice rounded out roast coffee flavors ... maybe just a bit too sweet of a finish for me, but damn good.