j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle I brought back from Montreal and took to Peter’s tasting. Pours a deep black with a thick dense tan head. Cardboard, smoke, roasted malt. Lightly sweet, smooth, nice roast coffee flavors. Finishes up with a nice slow roast and coffee flavor.
TheJester (2038) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL bottle. Pours ruby-black, almost opaque, with a tiny but sticky head. Chocolate milk in the nose, with some alcohol, roast and sour cherries. Some gritty roast in the flavour is joined by milk chocolate and a little burnt caramel. More sour cherries in the flavour, but it’s like sour cherry hard candies. The flavour is only spoiled by a little cardboard early on. Alcohol and roast bitterness at the end. Pretty good.
EastCoaster (122) - USA - SEP 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2012 A very smooth drinking stout, smooth on the down go with a bit of Cola taste apparent, I was amazed at how smooth this stout tasted I could detect a trace of roasted barley in the mix but very very subtle. Nice Finish on the crazy cow.
thornecb (4667) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black into a snifter. Cola head with no retention recedes to hug rim. Cola and rum-soaked raisin aromas. Thin pit fruit and a lasting sweet mocha finish.
jonas (5984) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light edgy chocolate nose.
Opaque black, beautifull golden head.
Milk chocolate, a bit rum, coffee.
Miksu (5023) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 l bottle at PBF. Black color with creamy head. Roasty, coffeish and acrid aroma. Sweetish, acrid, coffeish, charcoaly and nutty flavor. Full bodied but somewhat simple and acrid. No complexity or creaminess.
hopdog (9461) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle acquired in trade with Sammy (thanks!). Poured a dark, dark brown color with a huge sized off white head. Aromas of roastiness, chocolate, lactose, some coffee, and slightly earthy. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, licorice, and lighter roastiness. I also noted root beer candy. Thinner body with the alcohol content well hidden.
Sammy (9199) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A smooth drinking imperial stout..substantial milk chocolate, a nice change from bourbon booziness. The aroma is milk chocolate. Sweet without being cloying. Pours dark brown with lots of initial creamy bubbly off-white. ABove average mouthfeel. Worked with sushi.
BakerStMuse (19) - USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pitch black color. Excellent lactic sourness. Notes of chocolate and coffee. Velvet, lightly carbonated texture.
GRM (3179) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bottle, 500 ml, drank in its glass, purchased at Le Grand Duc, savoured on July 9 2009; eye: black, opaque, voluminous dark chocolate milk made up of rather large bubbles, good lacing; nose: roasted malt, light fruity, intense chocolate milk; mouth: roasted malt, light fruity, chocolate milk, lactic, light hops, sweet finale with good presence of roasting, light acridness, medium body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, velvety and creamy texture; overall: quite likable
Bouteille brune, 500 ml, bue dans son verre, achetée chez Le Grand Duc, savourée le 9 juillet 2009; œil : noire, opaque, mousse chocolat au lait abondante formée de bulles plutôt grosses, bonne dentelle; nez : malt rôti, léger fruité, lait au chocolat intense; bouche : malt rôti, léger fruité, lait au chocolat, lactique, très léger houblon, finale sucrée avec bonne présence de torréfaction, légère âcreté, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture veloutée et crémeuse; en résumé : bien aimé