Ughsmash (7224) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Styles! Poured a deep, viscous black with a beautiful cap of rich mahogany head.. unfortunately it didn’t last too long. Deeply-roasted, almost burnt dark chocolate, lactose sweetness, a bit of cherry, and coffee in the aroma.. very nice. Excellent in the flavor department, too... dry roasted dark chocolate and coffee at the forefront, coffee bitterness, lactose sweetness and dried cherries on the middle, and a long, sweet roasted coffee finish. Medium-bodied and on the thin side (compared to how the pour looked)... decent balance.. somewhat grainy at times... dry roasty finish. Excellent brew! Thanks Chris!
jercraigs (8153) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body with a chocolate head that fades. Mild roast, dark bitter chocolate that hints at black coffee. Dry flavour up front, sweet malt middle, lingering dry coffee like patent malt (?) bitterness. Flavour gets a a bit sweeter as the glass goes on. Average palate is a bit thin for a stout with cream in the name, needs a bit more bodyin my opinion. Decent stout that did little for me.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[013-20060828] 341mL. Gamey syrup aroma. Black body with small, disappearing, light brown head. Some chocolate, roasted coffee flavouring, but fairly smooth. Full mouth feel. Definitely stouty, not creamy.
blankboy (6359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours black with a spare diminishing brown head. Aroma of deep roasted malt, cofee, dark chocolate and hops -- quite nice. Flavour follows the aroma -- sweet and bitter. Medium bodied. Pretty good, I’ve yet to have a bad Dark Horse beer.
Gorbalev (2974) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared with Blankboy and Hogtown Harry, Harry’s bottle. Pitch black, very dark small head. Really good aroma: wonderful roast. Wow - bad taste. Boo! Tinny, thin roast, too sweet. So thin! Better on second sip - roast and sweetness balances out a bit more. Still though, disappointing thin taste overall.
HogTownHarry (6136) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy and tupalev, my bottle. Thick black pour, minimal dark brown head (really want to give it a 4). Extremely deep dark roast aroma, dry, strong acidic coffee, bitter nutshellm hint of dark cherry, some dry hops in there too. Taste is roasty, sweet deep molasses malt, nut bitterness, coffee - decent finish. Thickish body, not much carbonation, nicely acidic. Pretty good.
Tmoney99 (11355) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at MBGF. Black color with a medium frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Heavy roasted malt aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. Medium dark chocolate roasted flavor with a roasted finish of long duration. Better than my expectations.
Radek Kliber (6572) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick, quiet dark pour with almost no head. Rich, roasted character, strong coffee like nose. Smooth, creamy texture with well accented roasted grain. Neat, drinkable stout.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep black with a small mocha head. Aroma is creamy roast, gobs of coffee, dark bitter chocolate, and dark fruits. The flavour is very chocolatey and roasty with bitter green hops, cookies, and soft toastiness. Another nice one from Dark Horse.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong coffee nose, with some big chocolate notes, black, full coffee flavour, some mocha/cream and caramel too. Full bodied, rich bitterness. Extremely good! Thank You mds.