tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours pitch black with a nice brown head leaving lace. Aroma is roasted, sweet, malty, acidy, chocolate and meaty. Velvety fullbodied sweet mouthfeel. Flavor is pungeant, roasted, sweet, alcohol, bitter and chocolate; right in my alley. Finishes with a longlived chocolaty and coffee aftertaste.
rlgk (10655) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to tkrjukoff. Black beer, creamy beige head. Milky chocolate aroma. Chocolate flavor, cocoa, sweet, licorice notes, roasted, some spices. Long chocolate finish.
matthewjk (909) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow! This is pretty much terrible! I enjoy going against the grain every now and then and this is a prime example. What this is is concentrated and fermented soy sauce. I’m a fan of imperial stouts and I can barely give this one a grade of C. Goose missed "Big" on this one.
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very black color with little to no head. What there is of the head is brown. Smells of rich coffee and chocolate. Taste is a little sweet with lots of chocolate in the front. Nice coffee flavors all over this drink. I like it oodles.
SrSilliGose (3257) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from phaleslu- thanks peter! notes of doughy cocoa and milk chocolate. some soy sauce. earthy. some chocolatey booze. good, not great. soy sauce was a tad offputing. big for no good reason. lacks finesse.
oldgrumpy (104) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer for Gods. What a pleasure. If all beers were like this I would be drunk every day. Rich flavor. Lots of coffee and chocolate. Great balance and taste. Another great stout from Goose Island. I might have to move to Chicago.
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks to drfabulous in trade, dark black brown, brown cocoa froth, bitter hot coffee aroma, flavor is malty coffee and chocolate, finish is hot and effervescent
Ibrew2or3 (6910) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of hopscotch. Pours dark with mahogany edges and mocha head. The aroma offers up dark to near burnt roasted malts, chocolate malts and then some booze at the end of the draw. The taste is similar with pleasing flavor richness coming from dark roasted malts, burnt malts and near velvety chocolate goodness. Nice rich bold yummy stout.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour dark black dark tan brown head. Aroma meaty, cocoa, licorice, bakers chocolate, vanilla, barrel age, maple, dark cherry, quite sweet. Taste bitter, dark chocolate, cocoa, dark fruit, licorice, meaty, barrel, vanilla. MF full creamy body light carb. Very well done enjoyed on Canada day wooooo.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not all that great to be honest. Maybe it’s because I was hoping for alot more and was let down. There really isn’t anything that I can detect that is "bad" about this
beer, but I find nothing special either. There really isn’t much that stands out here. It has some
dry roasted malt flavors with some bitter chocolate/cocoa. Palate is thick, but also sticky and hot with relatively low drinkability. It seems somewhat unrefined and slopped together. With that said, I would like to give it another shot. One of us, either myself or the beer, was off at the time.