theisti (3651) - Kansas, USA - FEB 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewery in South Downtown Seattle, enjoyed in the company of after4ever. Pour is all black, with a two inch tan head. Aroma of espresso roast and some bright hoppiness. The taste mirrored the nose, with a bunch of roasted malt and a crisp hop finish. Well made stout.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. Thanks to travisd13. Pours black not too thick looking not too thin. Very, very small off-white head, some lace. Smells roasty and toasty, very nice. As it warms you get more of the roasty coffee scent. Tastes sweet and roasty, lots of complex roasty malt flavors. Palate is a bit lacking, needs more carbonation, medium body, could use a bit more. Nice stout though, could be a session beer.
Ughsmash (7465) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber, about a year old. Poured very deep brown with thick cap of some of the darkest brown head that Iíve seen. The aroma picked up a lovely blend of darker roasted chocolates, molasses, and coffee paired with sweeter oats and cocoa.. delicately-balanced between a sweet stout and a foreign-style stout.. this had some piney hoppage, but likely much less than when it was fresh. The flavor began with piney and coffee bitterness along with sour, almost oaky notes rolling over the tongue.. dry, dark, roasted coffee at the core with lesser notes of molasses, soy, and dark chocolates.. the back-end found some caramel, which joined in nicely.. excellent components and flow! Medium-bodied with lower carbonation and a bit of an oily texture on the palate.. piney bitterness, caramel, and slight coffee just stick on the finish. This was an extremely pleasant surprise!
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Itís pitch black and the head is huge, creamy and nougat colored. If the breath of a dragon is like the aroma, I want one! It has notes of sweet coffee, chocolate and roasted malt blended in a very harmonic way. The flavour isnít less harmonic with light sweetness, smooth, sweet and slightly bitter coffee and chocolate and the body is nice and full! Itís difficult to let go of the glass, I want a new sip, and then one - and - yummi, itís really nice. Thank you Tom/After4ever for this one!!
unrulythings (73) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a dark, oily brown with a thin mocha head. lots of espresso and coffee on the nose along with malted chocolate. flavor is a bit on the smoky side, with notes of milk chocolate and roasted malts, though rolls fresh across the tongue.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle shared at Foam Rangers club meeting. Pours a thick black with a thin brown head. Nose is of fruit, and chocolate malt. Taste is of coffee and hops. Mouthfeel is medium with some alcohol noticed and a bitter finish. Nice.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! Poured a thick black-brown opaque body with a thin grey-brown head. Nose of chocolate malts and rich, grainy bitter hops. Thick rich vanilla mouth feel. Lush and well balanced. This beer is awesome!
AmEricanbrew (6566) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 9, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2008 22 oz. bottle pours an opaque black liquid with a light brown head. Has a malty sweet , chocolate aroma with a whiff of alcohol. Medium bodied and very smooth. Has a blackened malt taste with a nicely bitter triple-shot mocha/alcohol finish. The flavors here are bold and straight forward, no surprizes. Whether on tap or in a fresh or aged bottle, this stout never disappoints. A regular in my fridg along side its stout cousin Obsidian.
eaglefan538 (2982) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 7, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from 5000/Larry Pitonka. The pour was pitch black, nice choco-colored head, great retention, very nice lacing. The aroma was wonderful, lactic chocolate notes along with some roasty coffee. The flavor followed the aroma, very well crafted and balanced, the only consolation in watching OSU get man-handled by LSU tonite. Milky chocolate, cocoa, and coffee blends that went together very nicely, semi-sweet finish, but not sweet. Mouthfeel was full, short of sticky, nicely supported by the malts and carbonation both. Thanks, Andre, great stuff!
TheEpeeist (3663) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Ebony with a tan wash and edging. Mostly coffee nose, some chocolate. Taste is dark roast and bittersweet with lime peel tang. Oily finish with hints of dates and licorice.