brew4all (103) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice black pour with a slight smoke aroma and some malt as well. Tasted very smooth with nice chocolate and smoke flavors. Had a real subtle coffee feel to it also. Good stuff
L5V9 (5) - Colrain, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2007 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I first had this beer on tap in Olympia WA and it was an experience that opened my eyes to good beers. Beautiful obsidian in the glass with a thick creamy head. Full bodied, smooth and hearty with subtle smoke and chocolate notes. A wonderful everyday stout.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another jet black pour for the evening with a smoky chocolate aroma. Similar chocolate body.
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black with a light brown, huge and creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and chocolate. The mouthfeel is quite full. The flavour is surprisingly mild, but it has a nice body with notes of chocolate, cocoa, licorice and coffee. The balance and bitterness is nice, and it is a nice stout for beginners too. Thank you Tom/After4ever for this nice beer, that I had on my wishlist! 1911
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, creamy tan head. Nose held soft notes of dark roast coffee and black chocolate, and lighter wafts of citrus. Flavor was a bit more intense then the nose with notes of lightly smoked coffee, roasty chocolate, a touch of vanilla, and some faint ashy earthy bitterness. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry bittersweet finish. Well made stout. Thanks for sharing Schutzenliesel....
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Jake65 - thanks! Nice inky black stout with a sweet roasty aroma. Very drinkable, not excessive mouthfeel. The dominant presence is chocolate smoothness, but as it warms there’s a touch of bitter roastage. Very fine stout.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of Schutzenliesel. Thanks, Tom! Pours a dark black center with a reddish tinge; light tan head. Pleasant cocoa and milk chocolate aroma. Full, chewy cocoa mouthfeel: dark chocolate, roasted malts, plenty of smoke; vanilla and light bitterness. Medium, burnt malt and milk chocolate finish.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown with a thin tan head and great lacing. Smells of roses, pepper, spices and earthy hops. Tastes of sweet malt, chocolate and raisins.
JK (4969) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This has a light coffee aroma. Simple, straightforward malt flavor, only a little roasted taste and very light chocolate-coffee.
badgerben (4609) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black color with a medium head. A pretty strong roasted malt aroma with a little nuttiness. Big, thick, roasted malt flavor. Nothing crazy, nothing subtle. Just a solidly bitter malt taste with a little chocolate on the end. Nice.