downender (6290) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Threshers. Near black with a decent tan head. Aroma had pronounced roasted notes, with plenty of coffee. Smooth drinking with coffee and dark chocolate flavours and a good, dent finish. Enjoyable.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Source: Tasting, RBSG 2007
dark brown, wispy tan head,
coffee and dark chocolate aroma,
rich dark chocolate and roasted coffee flavor, light bitterness from the roasted,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Enjoyit (3462) - Vadum, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby of color with a beige head. An aroma of coffee and liqurice. A flavor of hard roasted malt, coffee and liqurice.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUL 11, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Scattered beige foam sits on top of an opaque black body, looks unrefined. Aroma is of coffee that’s not fully roasted, dirt, heavily toasted grains, light bitter chocolate, lighter still caramel and grass. Flavor is light, mildly roasty, with light coffee, mellow bitterness and a little chocolate. Finishes lightly bitter with coffee. The mouthfeel is chalky, powdery and light-medium bodied. Drinkable but not memorable.
Skyview (5209) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to chris_o for sharing this at the RBSG ’07 Grand Tasting. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a light tan head. Main aroma of coffee with a hint of chocolate, smoked grain, and some roasted nuts. Taste is medium bodied, dry, and more coffee taste with a touch of whiskey. Finish is a light compared to most other stouts I’ve tried.
Nuffield (3673) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear, lighter brown, yellow to the edges. Compared to other coffee beers (including one I had the same night just a few beers prior), this was more like they added coffee liquor rather than beans; it just didn’t produce the same effect. Some smoke, burnt qualities in the aroma. But they suffer from the same problems as many English beers--thin body, e.g.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBSG 2007: Poured black with a light tan head. Aroma, coffee, chocolate, dry and roasty. Flavor, roasty coffee notes, dark chocolate, bitter finish. Pretty good.
JK (4475) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice coffee beer. Coffee in the aroma and flavor. In the flavor, it is dry and bitter but balanced by some malt sweetness. Dark brown appearance and lightly carbonated. Mild overall but good.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the RBSG 07 Grand Tasting. Dark black body with strong, bitter coffee aroma. Slightly water on the body with a strong coffee taste that was very bitter.
badgerben (4404) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG 2007. I can only assume that I have Chris_o to thank yet again for another great English stout, which happens to be the last beer I consumed over the RateBeer Summer Gathering 2007 in Minneapolis. Black color with no head. Excellent aroma of espresso. A lot of coffee flavor and whisky as well. The malt is a little on the watery side, but still very nice.