legion242 (1999) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2010
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black in color with bubbles clinging to the sides. Heavily roasted nose- too much asphalt. Round mouthfeel, but that weird asphalt comes through in the flavors.
Kevin (1976) - Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tastes pretty good when takennasally. Roasty with some coffee. Dry cocoa caramel, nougat.a candy bar of a beer. Nice nutty finish.a good one.
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Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nose-dusty, weird wet leaves and flat cola. Taste-light wood, medium sweetness, sticky, tea.
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black thin pour. Coffee nose with a vinegar component. late grape, not grape ape. Pleasant flavour that is mainly roast.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2005: Pour is black with no head...nice roasty coffee nose with notes of cherry and grape...taste was just watery coffee and very roasty, with some bittersweet cocoa coming out in the finish...
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(1L Bottle, 2005 vintage) Pours a dark brown body with a spare light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vinous, roastiness, and pine. Flavor of heavy roasted mlat, hops, and chocolate.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured like a lighter impy stout does. Mild aroma here, hints of vanilla, roast, and toffee. Similar flavor, but with some strength: roast, vanilla, butterscotch, and toast. Smooth and velvety, which makes it seem milder than it really is. Highly enjoyable.
chef201atc (258) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with tan head. Sweet fruit and musty grapes on the nose. Taste was chocolaty espresso. A really good beer.
Ratman197 (7607) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 ltr. swing-top 2005 bottle poured a very dark nearly opaque brownish black with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of mocha, dark chocolate, light licorice and a hint of smoke. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, mocha, bitter chocolae, hint of licorice and light smoke with a smooth lingering bittersweet finish.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Indiana_Red
Aroma is very malty, chocolatey and slightly roasty. Smells like ice cream malt quite a bit. Deep black with slight ruby hues and a thumb thick, but quickly fading tan head. Fore is burnt and bitter. Hops are very piney and strongly concentrated. Chocolate malt and cocoa through the middle and into the finish. Powdered ice cream malt lingers in the finish.