Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 24, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quiet dark, almost black, minimal head. Grainy, light acidic aroma, mild roast. Nothing special. Medium bodied, dry roasted character with shallow end.
argo0 (11661) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle, thanks artusory) Red-black body with minimal brown head. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, some roast, light cherry, earthy/grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, grapefruit, some roast, earthy. Creamy medium body.
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep black with a small mocha ring of head. The aroma is pleasing to say the least - rich roastiness consisting of chocolate and toffee. The flavour has roasty bitterness, chocolate, toffee wafers, and as a result is quite tasty. Creamy mouthfeel and the alcohol is well masked. Nice stuff.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee, chocolate and port aromas, black, small cappuccino head. Rich coffee and dark chocolate taste, bitter top to bottom. Terrific! Thanks mds.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to artusory. Deep brown body with light, swirling carbonation and an oily tan head. Aroma of deep-roasted marshmallow, dark chocolate, plums, and some noticeable alcohol. Sweet malt and oats initially, followed by substantial roast and hop bitterness. Nice, thick, complex sugars on the palate. A solid oatmeal stout overall.
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - JUN 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark caramel with no head. Smells of burnt coffee, bitter sweet chocolate, and alcohol. Tastes similar with lots of funky paper, fruit esters, and vegetables. Mouthfeel is way too thin.
Zeswaft (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Up front this has a pretty sweet coffee and chocolate aroma. Pull the glass back and there’s a lot of alcohol. Dark brown/black color with no head. This has the thinnest body of any big stout I’ve ever had. Flavor is dark chocolate and coffee and a little alcohol. Disappointing.
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
initially the aroma rocked, but then it was more and more alcoholic. pretty imp stoutish at first. taste comes on strong with alcohol but has no real depth. kinda a lasting tackiness in the finish.
5000 (6299) - 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.