badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black color with a large head. Milky aroma. Oddly bitter malt taste, that’s almost a burnt grain finish. Fairly roasty. Okay, but not very sweet.
sunevdj (3041) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a foamy beige head. Smells of funghi(?) and toasted malts. Sweet and rather bitter with aromas of band-aid. Also quite bready with aromas of coffee.
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown colour with a few wisps of tan head. Lactic aroma. Strangly bitter with a lactic acidic taste.
Ughsmash (6973) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured a rather deep brown with about an inch of creamy beige head. Aroma was very sweet with milk chocolate, some herbal spices, mild lactose, and caramel.. soft, yet fragrant and enjoyable. Flavor found a milky chocolate and darker fruit core with a rather high dose of chocolate and herbal bitterness riding from the middle through the finish.. long bitter finish with mild residual sweetness. Bitterness was a bit sharp and out of balance on the back-end.. felt rather smooth on the front.. tasty stuff.
MiP (12989) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 4.5% at KØ07. Good hop aroma. Dark brown colour, very small light brown head. Fruity and roasted flavour. Semi-thick mouthfeel. Very good for ABV.
Skyview (5104) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Retro42, pours a dark near opaque brown brew with a light tan head. Nice lacing and slow dissipating look. Aroma of roasted chocolate malt and caramel. Taste is bitter chocolate flavor, flowery hops, and some herbs. Finish is lightly bitter and crisp.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It only seems appropriate that I should pass eyedrinkale in ratings counts with a beer that was actually a gift from him. Tap at the Belgian Room. Dark black beer, thick tan/light brown head. Lots of banana and clove on the nose but they are dominated by a lovely dark chocolate roasted malt aroma. Very spicy especially as the temperature comes up a bit. The flavour is decent, much drier than the nose would suggest. Crisp spicy/roasty finish. Silky texture and a good beer although I wish the yeast character that I get in the nose showed more in the flavour.
JK (4242) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fairly dry. Aroma has minimal malt and light coffee. Black and lightly carbonated. Flavor is more light coffee again, but the dominant flavor is roasted malt, and just a little sugar. Very smooth. The great palate is probably the best thing about this beer.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Retro42 for sharing. Dark brown pour with light brown head. Rosted malt nose with a vaguely chemical tinge. Dark roasted malt flavor with a dry finish.
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I cant stand Brussels sprouts but i certainly like Brussels Stout which is what it describes itself as on the bottle.Dark, leaving no lacing as it is drunk. Slightly roasted flavour with a medium body.Some bitterness but no acidity. Excellent and proves that a 4.5 per center can be as good as plenty of its stronger brethren.