bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured quite black, I guess that name isnít an ironic one. Quite a sweet smelling aroma, with a bit of molasses, but on tasting it was dry. A bit of nuttiness in the aftertaste. A little lacking in body, but overall itís a decent drop.
littlecarp (135) - Redding, California, USA - JUN 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a thick tan head that reduces to a noticeable film. A nicely pungent aroma composed mainly of hops with some roasted or earthy malt tones mixed in. The more I smell, the more different aromas I find. Initial flavor has the bite of the hops, but it gives way to the chocolate/burnt malt flavors that dominate the finish. Itís a very noticeable and nice transition. Itís not too heavy on the tongue - a nice medium bodied beer. Great finish that leaves me wanting more. I think Iíll stock up on this one.
jrob21 (3333) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice subtle roasted malt aromas. Creamy textures with a burnt coffee/french roast finish. A little bit of sweetness in the taste along with some cocoa. This one is medium bodied and well rounded for a stout. Good and smooth.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy Quake. Black/brown. Small brown cap. Roasty, chocolatey malt in the nose, not much else. Flavor adds bittersweet chocolate and a bit of coffee. Simple but good. Medium body, balanced carbonation. Decent, very drinkable.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JUN 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel malt, chocolate, and coffee. The flavor is mostly roasted malt and coffe, with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Nice aftertaste, maybe a little too much coffee for me.
Tejas (973) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a big tan head. Smells and tastes sweet and a little roasty. Good stout but I think it really should be a sweet stout instead of just a stout. Itís a bit too sweet for my liking as an everyday stout. Still though itís solid.
rocbyter (2046) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark malt and yeast aroma. Pours black with a brown head that dimintshes quickly. Sweet malt taste. slightly creamy.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Roasted malts with chocolate aroma. Fairly clean and dry finish - fairly bitter and very drinkable. Not bad
boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured a black tone with a fluffy, brown head. Roasty, malt, and chocolates on the nose. Really enjoyable and smooth palate, flavors of chocalate, malt, hops, caramel, vanilla bean and a bit leafy.. very smooth finish.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a thick dark tan soapy head. Sweet aroma with some light roast notes, a bit of hops, too. Lighter palate. Light chocolate roast flavors over a slight hop middle and bitter finish. Wish I could get enough to give it a proper session.