MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark with a thick reddish-brown head, nice sheeting around the glass. Nose roasty, lots of dark fruit, noticeable hops. Flavor very rich, quite dry at the end. Some oakiness, but, for once, it’s not overdone--it doesn’t taste like I’m sucking on wood chips. Quite nice.
buddahmind (39) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 20, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One fantastic brew! We are waiting here in Boise with baited breath for this years batch. Send enough Bend! We’ll drink it. Trust me we’ll drink it. On Tap @ the Front Door Boise ID. My wife’s favorite beer hands down. Everything else she drinks she unfairly compares it to this beer.
TaktikMTL (5377) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 22 oz dégustée en compagnie de Dmac621, Dickinsonbeer, Cathschlag et Glouglouburp. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat et de mélasse avec une pointe de vanille. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un très mince col beige avec une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café et de chocolat avec une pointe de vanille. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de chocolat en arrière goût. (Rating #1236)
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy Degarth. Black. Small brown head. Big time roasted coffee and chocolate, moderate oak, subtle vanilla, subtle dark fruit, and a light dose of anise. Medium/full body, smooth, too easy to drink. Very well done.
henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ blind tasting - Black body, light brown head, some lacing; Quite metallic very clear burnt wood aromas, some soft notes like oatmeal as well; Soft texture, slightly fruity, slightly sweet body; Long milk chocolate soft finish, slightly fruity sweet, slightly bitter. Strange composition.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
black body and light brown head. oily web pattern on the surface after the head goes. aroma is sweet chocolate malt, vanilla, some molasses and licorice. a little soy sauce too. flavor is dry deep roasted malt, some oak, actually a lot of oak, and coffee. baking chocolate and licorice root too. a little bit salty in the finish. alcohol is subdued.
Grovlam (4149) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2008 Bottle. [#17 Blind tasting session @ Sk8viking]. Small creamy light brown head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Black color. Aroma of heavy malt, coffee, chocolate, burned malty notes. Light floral, oatmeal notes. Full bodied with a light alcoholic texture and flat carbonation. Moderated sweet flavor with heavy bitter notes. Bitter burned finish. 07-09-2007
Bottle [Sk8viking great American blind tasting] Small brownish fizzy head that mostly diminished. Fair display of lacework. Pitch black color. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Over the palate came bitter liquorish, bitter chocolate and burned malt. Full bodied with a soft carbonation and thick alcoholic texture. Moderated to heavy sweet and bitter flavor. Lingering bitter English liquorish finish. 8 / 3 / 8 / 4 / 17 = 4.0
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black coloured with a beige head.
Roasted aroma of chocolate and coffee.
Roasted flavour of dark chocolate and coffee.
Dry roasted finish.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2009 2006 Batch Score: 4.5/5.0
2007 Batch In short: A complex stout with everything you can ask for
2006 Batch How: dmac Montreal batchelor party tasting session. Thanks to dmac621 and/or Dickinsonbeer for bringing this one
2006 Batch In long: Wow! What a soft & creamy but intense stout. Lots of bitter black chocolate wrapped in molasses wrapped around roasted campfire wood and dipped into black liquorice. Very roasted. The leafy hops feel like freshly picked green hops and help to make the beer feel lighter and more drinkable than it should be. Overall soft creamy cake feeling. Body couldn’t feel more full. The oak barrels showed-up in the form of campfire wood but I didn’t get any bourbon. Superb Imperial Stout.
2007 Batch Score: 4.2/5.0
2007 Batch In short: A black liquorice-heavy stout
2007 Batch How: One of the many bottles I got from WeeHeavyHD, after4ever, JW77 and others. Thanks to you all guys
2007 Batch In long: Like the 2006 batch but with a lot more black liquorice (too much), less chocolaty and less of a fresh green hops feeling.
In conclusion: The 2006 was a masterpiece and I was disappointed by the “only” excellent 2007 batch. But may that be a lesson of pride and bravery, when facing the Abyss, Glouglouburp The Great didn’t back-down.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. A black beer with a big beige head. The aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and rye bread, so is the taste. Medium body with a dry light alcoholic finish.