5000 (6023) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours black, dark brown edges, thin brownish head, dies quickly, spotty lacing. Soft lactose sweetness on the nose, subtle roasted malts, a touch of charred wood or campfire. Very soft roasted malt tongue, slightly dry, minor bitterness, with an even softer lactose sweetness. Fairly light, and not as sweet as others. Definitely clean, but perhaps a bit more bitter and less sweet than what I am use to. Body and mouthfeel are moderate, almost nearing the thin side in fact. Decent, if a bit light. Needs to be turned up a notch. Very middle of the road in my opinion. Thanks jtw for the bottle!
stoutlvr (52) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark but could be darker, heavy but could be heavier. Sweet with roasty bitterness and watery-coffee flavor underneath it all, a coffee flavor that could be stronger. Never thought I’d say this about a beer, but it needs more of what’s already in it.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to the DS crew for sharing this. Pours a dark brown, small dark tan head. Small dots of lace. Aroma is creamy and sweet, easy to smell and alluring, light coffee, chocolate, nips caramel candy (the coffee kind) Flavor is sweet chocolate oats, smooth easy to drink with an oily mouthfeel, and bitter finish. Tasty Stuff.
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade. Poured a dark black with an averaged sized brown head. Aromas of lactose, roasted malts, dark fruits, vanilla, caramel, and some nuts. Tastes of roast, dark fruits, chocolate, vanilla, and some nuts. Alcohol content well hidden (just a slight alcohol warming on the end). Medium bitter finish.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Another monster stout from these guys. Pours black with a brown head that fades quickly into a film. Burnt chocolate and heavy roasts dominate the nose along with hints of dark fruit. Charcoal, heavy roasts, slight alcohol all intermingle throughout the taste. Finishes with a good lingering bitterness. Now I am going to have to start driving 3 hours to stock up.
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a dangerous brew, smooth and easy to drink. A black body under any light with a slender brown head. An aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dark brown sugar, and dried fruits demands a large swig, but roll it in the mouth and enjoy the creamy feel before doing so. Added to the the mix in the taste are vanilla, bitter nuts, white peppers, and alcohol. A very satisfying drink.
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RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oily ebony pour with a deep tan head. Very silky mouthfeel, that insinuates itself around the palate nicely. Chocolate/vanilla/molasses/brown sugar/and dates all rolling around in no particular order. Nice hop bite in the lingering peppery alcoholic finish. Excellent.
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 14, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Silphium. Very dark pour with a decent head. Large particals floating around in there. Sweet aromas with chocolate and coffee. Remained sweet on the tounge without too much bittering on the finish. Pretty good indeed. Thanks for another good one Brad!
DavidP (1746) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark brown body under a thin tan head. Viscous body that leaves a thin brown sheen. Rasin/plum tartness over dark chocolate, coffee roast and tree sap aroma. Lots of bright fruit (green apple) over milk chocolate and coffee bean in the flavor. Acidic roast and green apple in the finish. I’d like this more if it had a sweeter lactose thing.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark pour... somewhat of a creamy dark tan head, but it goes away fast in the snifter. Nice staining on the glass. Smooth and creamy leathery roasted oatmeal malt aroma. Mmm... very nice creamy coffee and chocolate combination with some woody vanilla. Good stuff... I’m curious about what went into this beer... obviously some roasted malt and oatmeal... any coffee or chocolate? I’d like to think it is "natural", but who knows... either way it is very nice and delicious... certainly up there with the Breakfast Stout.