Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks IrishBoy for sending this extra my way. Great creamy, frothy tan head over a dark brown body. Roasted malts with some wheat and grain in the aroma, very nice. Good taste, roasted malts again, light hop profile, coffee accents. Smooth ending with a light coffee bitterness.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Irishboy for sending this to Numenor. Dark black body with a medium creamy light brown head. Sweet roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee aroma. Sweet roasted malt and light coffee flavors and a hint of chocolate.
Ratman197 (11364) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured an opaque black with reddish highlights and lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, bitter chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Palate was light bodied and thin. Flavors of coffee, a bit of roastiness and some chocolate notes with a forgetable lightly roasty finish.
beastiefan2k (2863) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle thanks to Irishboy, one in a long line of notches I see. Poured into that cool Leute Lokbier glass that needs a platform. Just thought I would use it for shits and giggles. Poured black with a big ass head. Nice tan color, a beautiful looking brew. Aroma is very present - lots of roastiness, oatmeal, and a small hop presence. Flavor is weak, watery taste with some piney hop and a weak version of the aroma. Body is light but in a nice way, leaves a slightly sweet aftertaste. Mouthfeel is average.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(06.09.06) 12 oz brown bottle from Beeronthewall.com. Poured opaque black with medium tan head. No discernable carbonation. Roasted malt aroma. Medium bodied stout that started dry with roasted malt flavor. Some sharpness in the mouth. Finished dry with light lingering bitterness. Although thin and watery, this is a decent drinkable stout.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
via trade with IrishBoy - Pours a dark brown color with a nice tan head. Has a roast chocolate aroma and flavor. Medium body. Has a smooth dry finish. A very nice beer. Thanks Richard.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to IrishBoy LOL. Black body, fairly large tan head with decent lacing. Aroma is lotsa oats with some roasted chocolate and coffee. Some caramel sweetness. Could be bigger, but overall it was solid.
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Richard (Irishboy) Thanks! Pours out a very dark black color, not much head so to speak. Smell is oats, fruits, chocolate, coffee, roasted/dark malts. Taste is sweet, and slightly sour, very interesting. Complex and rich as well, should take a little time to get this beer down. Pretty damn good actually. Thanks!
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 27, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bonus from IrishBoy, 12oz no date. Black with a tiny tan head. The first whiff that I got was burnt plastic--bleh--there is also some chocolate and oats, roasted malts, slight coffee. It’s hard to get past that burnt plastic. Even the taste has that, though it isn’t the dominant flavor, as was the case in the smell. Slighly bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. Can’t get past the plastic with this one.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Opqaue black with light brown head that laced the glass. Aroma and flavor are similar with chocolate, coffee, and caramle flavors. Slightly sweet on the tongue. Pretty good sweet stout.