flemdawg (533) - Naples, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brownish body with a thin ring of white bubbles around the edge of the glass. Aroma of coffee, malts, some smoke. Flavors of coffee, caramel, dark bread, and a lingering bitterness
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It’s time for the perkulator-It’s time for the perkulator! The dude who was pouring this beer had never even heard of that song, can you believe that? Pours a deep black opaque colour with an enormous khaki head. Many different aromas, Hersheys chocolate, cocoa, and roasted coffee beans. Flavors of chocolate milk and cofee as well as a little smoke. Nice tasting, just released brew, with two different labels. Im waiting for it to hit the shelves.
Boutip (4868) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Plucier: Poured a deep copper color bock with a small foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of medium coffee notes with a lightly sweet caramel malt base. Taste is also a mix between a lightly sweet caramel malt base with some nice medium notes of dry coffee. Average body with some OK carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not extremely complex but well done and interesting take on the doppelbock style.
Shag (2638) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A murky brown color with a small beige head. The aroma contains some caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and chocolate. The flavor contains alot of caramel along with some toffee, chocolate, and brown sugar. The mouthfeel is rather syrupy with a sweet finish. Overall a pretty good beer.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The nose showed off the coffee along with a mineral edge and overall was not as expressive as I was expecting. The palate was carbonated and refreshing showing off the flavors from the nose. In my opinion, this is a step down from the stout series from Dark Horse.
Ughsmash (7184) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured brilliant coppery-orange with a short-lived cap of tan head. The aroma picked up day-old, but still yummy coffee grounds first with rich, drawn caramel not too far behind.. light wafts of sour oak and earth on the back. The flavor showed a little more of that sourness which wasn’t necessarily bad, but was kind of annoying.. sweet caramel, brown sugar, and toffee sweetness at the core with a dry, ashy coffee impression on the sides.. tacky and warm at the finish with more caramel and a medium-skinned fruit bouquet. Heavier-bodied and sour on the palate with low carbonation.. light smoke and a longer finish. This was decent.
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Courtesy of major0429...pours a cloudy amber with no head. This was very surprising...the coffee seems to hit right off the bat, some notes of caramel malt and a bit of brown sugar noted as well. Very coffee dominant flavor with dark malts, toffee and the brown sugar coming through nicely.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks to pepsican for the bottle. I was sorry to see that the bottle art seems to have discontinued the ’spawn of satan’ artwork for a more modern perkulator/rocketship design.
Hazy burnt orange color with a medium head. From the aroma, I would have been convinced that this was a smoked in a blind tasting; reminiscent of bacon and caramel. (Doesn’t sound too bad for those of us who like our breakfast meats with plenty of maple syrup).
.This flavor combo works less well in beer. The smoke is less evident In the taste, and there’s some coffee, but overall, this is a mess.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with dark tan head. Aroma is caramel, coffee, and brown sugar. Flavor is light coffee and the sweet sugar comes through with little hop character or etoh noticed. creamy and drinkable.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lightly hazy, dark caramel brown color. A small, foamy, khaki colored head settles to a thin, swirly film with a prominent edge. Minimal, spotty lacing noted. The aroma is simple but inviting, with big, roasty coffee notes showing atop a lightly smoked caramel malt base. A touch of cream is present as well, adding smoothness. The flavor is really well balanced, with the lightly sweet, toasty malts being perfectly complimented by roasty coffee and spicy, earthy hops. Its not all that complex, but man is it tasty and easy to drink. Smooth, medium-plus body with a creamy palate. Lingering coffee roast on the finish. Damn good brew.