Gorbalev (2957) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with GregClow, Hogtown Harry, and Blankboy, courtesy of Blankboy. Lovely roast aroma - rich chocolate. Great pitch black pour, murky dark brown chocolate head. Wonderful taste - so rich - chocolate, light hops in middle, long roast bitter linger at end. Silky thick mouthfeel. Excellent.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Acertain-Thanks Andrew! Pours black, with a frothy mocha head, providing good retention and lace. Aromas are big dark fruit(plum, prune), lots of dark chocolate, raisin, and a surprising amount of hops. FLavour is very hoppy and choclatey, bitter coffee, and tonnes of fruit. Assertive bitterness finishes with a touch of chalk and pleasant astringency. Shit yes bitch, this is good!
scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
average stout color. thick tan thead. smells like hot chocolate, caramel and bailey’s. it tastes like coffee, caramel and chocolate. hmm hmm, bitch
after4ever (6265) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. These guys sure do have the cartoony labels. Pours deep black with a big, surging, moussy, roasted brown/orange head. Some lace but not too awfully much. Fairly neutral nose for the style, though this is a cold specimen--still, not much there beyond a hint of chocolate and roast. Attack is mild, with some velvety fizz but not too much. Neutral palate there that blossoms to roast and chocolate by the mid-palate, which carries through to the finish. The finish lingers a bit with some resiny c-hop. This is a beautifully restrained stout, and probably a wonderful example to start luring people slowly away from the Guinnesses of the world. Nicely done, Mr. Cantwell.
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tan head.
The aroma brings lots of roast malt and caramel notes to the nose.
The flavor is lightly swet, with plenty of smooth, bitter, roast malts.
Lightly sweet, dry finish.
sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Blind rating, American Beer Tastings at Sk8viking´s. Pours black with a dark brown head. Malty aromas mixed with aromas of roasted coffee with tiny hints of bourbon or mead. Full bodied. Bitter hoppy finish. Very nice.
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Liquid Solutions. Pours a very oily thick black color. Full aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Some sugars and chocolate as well. Smooth mouthfeel. Very bitter roasted coffe flavo with a little bit of sugar. Finish is bitter with some grapefruit peel qualities. My bottle was 7.4%.
GregClow (2912) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev & blankboy - blankboy’s bottle. Rich black pour with a small mocha head. Absolutely killer aroma - sweet roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, burnt sugar, herbal hops. Creamy mouthfeel. Flavour - molasses, malted milk, hazelnut coffee, cocoa powder, and dry bitter hops in the finish. Hell yeah!
HogTownHarry (6131) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (650ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow and tupalev - blankboy’s bottle. Thick, black pour, average brown creamy head - that’s what a stout should look like (4.5). Aroma of nut oil, chocolate malt, lactic and mildly hoppy - really rich, the oats impart a mild sweetness. Taste is very roasty, nut oils, chocolate and coffee grounds, bitter hops - smooth, but pretty bitter. Thick body, creamy and acidic, dark and bitter - maybe a little too bitter, but very well done!
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
aroma on the dragon was somewhat soft,but still complex, malted milk balls, mocha,and fudge,wow nothing subtle about the taste,rich black forest Cake, Godiva chocolate,definite molasses, all as smooth and creamy as can be thanks to the perfect amout of oats,probaly the best new stout I’ve had in a long time. Will have to get my hands on more