bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a darker brown good head and great lacing. Aroma was was malts lot of roasted malts chocolate and pine?. Flavor was much the same chocolate coming out strong as it warmed, nice hop balance.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a mostly dark black stout with a thin off white head and some thinning lace. Aroms is msotly chocolate malt withs some hints of espresson, coffee, and yeasty doughy notes. Good full choclate stouty flavors, big body full malt character, dough, rich black burnt malts,, and sweet chocolate. Lightly bitter finsh but smooht overall. Nice stout.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of chocolate, coffee and cigarette ash. Black appearance with a medium head. Thin palate. The flavor is a decent amount of bitter chocolate, and that’s about it. This is very easy to drink.
beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Pleasant roastiness with hints of chocolate, otherwise clean.
Appearance: Low head retention, jet black. Opaque.
Flavor: Roastiness, but not overdone. Some hop also presents itself in the finish. Would like a little more roast maybe, and no real chocolate flavor stands out.
Palate: Lower carbonation, however with very smooth and medium-high body makes this very easy-drinking. I feel a little more carbonatin would bring out the taste and aroma a little better however.
Overall: Solid stout, nothing too flashy but a good stout.
jcat (23) - USA - MAY 3, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Hoppie chocolate taste with a pretty dark chocolate color. This beer has a very thin palate. Bottle.
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark black with a medium sized tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, sweet cream, roasty malts, and teriyaki sauce. Flavor is full of chocolate, smoke, coffee grounds and a bitter finish. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, not so much that it ruins the beer, just enough to motivate me to comment about it.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is of slight chocolate and slight malt.Pours black with a medium tan head.Flavor is pretty much the same as the aroma.Very thin mouthfeel with a bitter chocolate finish.
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice chocolate in the nose, and pours with a beautifully dark richness that reminds one of the fine loam of good farmland. Tastes of earthy, smooth chocolate with subtle coffee undertones. Neither as complex nor as flavorful as I prefer, but a good sipping brew for a hot afternoon.
SJM620 (11) - Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice for a chocolate stout. Nice undertones of chocolate and coffee. Nice color. smooth taste
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark, very black, with a thick, fluffy, lacey cocoa/tanned head.
Aroma, uttered out in quick association: cream, milk, sweet, chocolate, coffee, rich, cocoa, earthy, lush, uplifting, ...nice.
Taste: sweetness, richness, chocolateyness, full-bodied, full-flavored, with a good stretch of cocoa riding it out all the way through. Chunky, chocolatey, and very drinkable. An easy-drinking chocolate stout, not too thick, not too rich, but with plentiful taste. Won’t knock anyone off their pedestal, but will bring deliciousness down the throats of any imbiber.