KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap: Pours a deep dark color. With a darker than most heads, however minimal it was. Aroma was a bit mild, some roasted/toasted cerals/grains, hops, wheat, molasas, coffee, raisins, chocolate. The flavor was full but it was kind of all at once. So despite having so many different flavors I felt like it wasn’t complex. Doesnt make sense I know, but thats how I viewed it.
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yeah good stuff. The aroma never really came around. Caught some hops and roast, but it was served too cold and I didn’t have time to wait. The apperance way mostly black with some mahahony highlights. Rich brown head. Lots of hops. Really bitter and a nice hop flavor outshines the roasted chocolate covered esspresso bean raisin flavors. Very rich on the palate. I really liked it.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Barrel Draught from the jug at the Colorado Convention Center 30/09/2005
Black strong in alcohol and rich on the palate. Bitter slight roast finish.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF- Black with brown head. Med. Body. Aroma is slightly minty with no hops and very little malt or chocolate. Thin body. Minty hops in the flavor really take away from the malt of the beer. No bitterness.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ GABF- Pours a dark brown, small off white head. Aroma is chocolate and molasses. Flavor is lots of roasted malt, coffee, lots of it coffee.
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: hops, chocolate, some coffee, cream, brown sugar
Appearance: dark brown, tan head, lacing
Flavor: hops, bittersweet chocolate
Palate: harsh hops, rough on tongue
BBB63 (5943) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 2005: Opaque with a small but solid frotht tan head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of cofee, smoky malts, ripe fleshy fruits and some earthy yeast esters. The taste starts with a sweet malt flavor, lots of mocha and smoke. Prune. molasses and white grape add a twangy and acidic quality to the flavors, before ending with a touch of hoppy bitters. The feel is slick and oily, coats the tongue, very nice! I was more than impressed with this beer, it is a more drinkable stout than it’s big brother, just not as intense.
3fourths (7859) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 Pale black colored body with a tan head. Rich, semi-thick body - has a nice, tart wood and meaty smoke and chocolate flavor, finishing with an excellent oily, woody coating. Mild nose however, not very strong or complex scent but still quite good.
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(GABF05) Black body with beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, cocoal, some coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, roast, dark chocolate, light dark fruit. Smooth, medium-full body.
MIBRomeo (2537) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jet black tall tan head w/ great lacing. Roasted malt aroma w/ hints of vanilla. Palate is a solid light creamy well coated. Roasted malt flavor w/ a bitter chocolate. Something missing from this but not bad at all.