bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured dark black. Opaque with tan head. Taste was of coffee, coffee, and more coffee. Bitter dark chocolate, I hope I can sleep tonight. This beer has really great color and mouthfeel for its style. Taste was not as complex as I had hoped. I found the coffee taste a bit overwelming and a little stale. Not quite as smooth as... say Scholar Rhoades Stout. Not comparable to Founderís Kentucky Breakfast. Bourbon barrel aging really adds another dimension that I feel this beer lacks. Still a noteworthy brew. People tend to go crazy for this style for some reason. Not my cup of tea...er...um... coffee.
BuckeyeBoy (2314) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 16, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz Bottle Pours out a thick black topped with brown head. WOW breakfast YES so good. Great sweet and roast aroma. Tast like coffee, chocolate and oats. SO GOOD.
Petrucci914 (876) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark coffee color. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Tastes as it smells. A decent balance. Has a bitter finish in which you can taste the alcohol.
Stine (1441) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Staying ring of Americano foam atop the oil. A spicy, syrupy dark roast blend is first on the nose. Thick with nuance. Notes of inky prune and wet smoke, salty soy sauce intensity. Tastes very rich but not especially sweet. Dark chocolate, graham cracker, soap, and pimento olive. Dry and salty finish. Silky, full-bodied palate. Much stranger than expected. Thanks Jason!
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (thanks much Silphium). Pours a creamy espresso color with a nice tan head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts. YUMMY! I was ever-so-hopeful the flavor would not diappoint and certainly did not let me down. Rich espresso, dark chocolate, hearty malts - all balanced together for a delightful experience. Smooth and creamy. Slighty bitter finish. This is top-notch.
dra19 (89) - holland, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black coloring with a long lasting tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate and a flavor of the same. A great stout!
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAY 1, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with copper-ruby edge and good tan head. The aroma is toasted grains, hints of coffee, some bitter chocolate, and woody hops. The flavor is dense with roasted oats, bitter chocolate, herbal hops, and faint woody bitterness in the finish. Coffee wafts throughout. It leaves a slightly bitter, roasty aftertaste. This is a superb brew.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mhmm!, Thas what Iím talkiní boutí. This is as extreme as it gets. Brew pours black w/ a shallow creamy froth. Recedes to reveal a few craters in itís canopy, like looking in on an ancient world of blackness. Decent lacing. Aromas of heavily roasted coffee and bitter cocoa. Full nectar w/ soft residual effers. The texture is like melted chocolate. It just clings to my palate secreting into every mucus membrain. Itís so thick it chokes me. Thick malts w/ a heavy roast component. Chunky bitter cocoa, heavily roasted coffee bean, charred cakebread, leather, iodine, pepper, and citrus rind. Trace elements of black cherry and vanilla bean. The hop factor is moderate and mingles w/ the roast perfectly. The hops grab my attention at midpalate and digs in. The finish is decadent and long on flavor w/ a moderate bittering by velvety citrus rind. There is a ever-so-slight souring component here also. Very thick and chewy. Stand a spoon up in it.
johnson2020 (79) - Canton, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
What a great beer. Great chocolately after taste. Well balanced brew. Worth the effort to find it!
mrjames (21) - Clinton Twp, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. This is a great swwet stout. Very creamy mouthfeel. I loveteh oatmeal and coffee flavors and there was enough roasted malt and hop character to provide excelllent balance