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.
Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark black color. The little head that it has being light tan.
Toasty chocolate aroma is pleasant. Taste begins with some very brief sweetness followed by the malt chocolate flavor that it promises. The finish tastes of coffee and lasts for quite a while on the back of the tongue. Not too shabby.
iradog (32) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very dark blak with a medium/thin head. The aroma has choclate and a litlle fruityness. very malty and roasted that disgues most any other flaver.
tennisjoel (1244) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black pour, with a very thin khaki head. Chocolate, smoke, and some faint cherry aromas. Flavor is strong on the roasty malts. Chocolate is harder to detect in the flavor profile. A bit one dimensional. An average stout, but certainly nothing to write home about.
egajdzis (5654) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured dark brown, near opaque, with a medium sized, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, light smoke, and pine. Taste of roasted malts, strong chocolate, with caramel, and a hoppy finish.
Hangover (1094) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - APR 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a thin tan head. Roasty and chocolate aroma. More of the same in the taste, but there is a nice smokeyness and some coffee. Both add to a nice, bitter finish. Slightly watery. Pretty good.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a small head. Aroma of deep roasted malts (chocolate and coffee). Taste introduces some bitterness and smoke. Medium to heavy body. Not exactly complex, but really good taste.
Skyview (5345) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked up a bottle from Coffee Ground in Eau Claire, WI. Pours a very dark, opaque dark brown, with a tan frothy foam head. Aroma of lodge wood smoke, chocolate barley malt with some caramel. Taste of coffee, dark chocolate, some herbs and even smoky peat. Moderate bitter finish but pleasant. The smoky fire wood aftertaste is very memorable. Nice!
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours ruby black with beige head, and a few beads of liquid stayed atop the foam. The aroma is roasted malt, some astringency, hints of baker’s chocolate. The flavor is baking cocoa and weak coffee, with some faint burned-biscuit notes. Planty hoppiness dreis out the finish and lingers into the aftertaste. Mouthfeel leaves something to be desired.