checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: Poured an oil like black. The aroma was roasted malts, cocoa, and coffee. The flavor was the same with some nice and smooth bitterness at the end. Overall, a great impy.
mixmasterob (1044) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz Bottle, poured black with a good bit of carbonation, head was minimal, brown, quick fade. Aroma was big with a ton of roasty dark malts, cocoa, some espresso character too. Flavors were an incredible blast of roasted malt, huge bitterness throughout, like chewing on coffee beans. The booze in this thing is not easily detectable, just a subtle hotness in the deep finish. Mouthfeel was viscous, smooth and creamy. Good stuff although I wouldn’t think twice about drinking an Expedition instead. As far as huge roasty stouts go it ranks up there, just not the top. Big thanks to Baker for the bottle.
Dedollewaitor (15433) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Theis and Mette. Thanks. Pours black with a creamy bubbly brown head. Roasted coffee and chocolate. Dry and bitter roasted flavor. Smooth and full bodied. Nice
Skinnyviking (8630) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Medium hgigh creamy lasting off-white head. Pitch black body. Coffee, cocoa vedgetable aroma. Cocoa coffee cream roasted malt flavor with low carbonation and a long bitter aftertaste.
Lazarus (1) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2010 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great stout. Pours a small tan head and looks as dark as motor oil. Smooth despite 12 percent alcohol, can feel the warmth as it slides down your throat. Very enjoyable.
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. Pours black with a brown head. Nose is of chocolate and roast malt. Taste is of chcolate and coffee. Mouthfeel is medium with some bitterness. Tasty!
Countbeer (5982) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice brown foamy head on top of a black beer.
Smell chocolate, wood, coffee, roasted malts and a slight hints of sweat and dog food.
Taste a lot of chocolate and coffee.
Also taste roasted malts, a feeling of warmth (alcohol), sweet with brown sugars and grassy coffee aftertaste. Bit bitter, no dry aftertaste.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - OCT 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a pitch black beer with a chocolate brown head. The aroma is malt, sweetness, licorice and chocolate. The flavor is malt, sweetness, licorice and chocolate. The flavor follows the nose with some slight additional notes of alcohol. The palate has some alcoholwarmth and some sweetness. Overall a really good beer.
ben4321 (5565) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 12 oz bottle via trade with NickD717, 9/30/10
Aroma: Lots of big roasted notes, some chocolate malts, vanilla, and coffee
Appearance: It pours a dark brown-black with a small brown head a top it
Flavor: The taste is medium-heavy roasted/malty, it has a dry coffee bitterness
Palate: It has a quite creamy mouthfeel, its smooth, full bodied, and with a mild ABV burn
Overall, this is a pretty good beer. A bit on the one dimensional side, but that dimension is really well-done. A well-made roasted stout that drinks nicely and has a good feel on the tongue.
Boutip (5795) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with bitter note and very subtle coffee notes. Taste is also dominated by roasted bitter notes with light dry coffee notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed though it doesn’t really stand apart from good imperial stout out there.