Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque with a dark firm head. Very nice aroma, it’s actually described fairly well in th e product description. Flavour is similar to the aroma. Lots of flavour but it’s on the lighter roast side for a stout.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Danke to kawa for this...an unbelievable dark beer, completely opaque, tons of foamy tan head that faded down to a thin layer. A huge roasted malt aroma, slightly burnt, both of which are mirrored in the taste. Also included are nice chocolate and coffee flavors that especially come out in the aftertaste, which is not overly bitter, even with the hops and the high IBU’s. I could drink this beer all night, which I might have to, since I opened the 22 oz’er and have no one to share with.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Side by side done with the oak aged Yeti
Black with a dark, oily tan head. Lots of spotty lacing. Big malt bill. Complex. Roasty, bitter, and very vinous. Port and tobacco. Grapes and figs. Brown sugar and alcohol. Bitterness comes thorugh first in the flavors. Then a sharp and acrid bite of fruits. Chocolate coffee come out next. The roast blends in well. Alcohol is almost hidden, but shows itself towards the tail. Thick but not cloying. Bitter and sharp finish of dark malts.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark beer with a brown head. Aroma is licorice and dark chocolate flavour is the same with grapefruit hops sneaking up underneath.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Holy crap it pours like motor oil. Viscous like black tar or mucous. Smelled sweet with light hints of alcohol. Very port like aroma. Pitch black color. Taste was woody with lots of cofee, some molasses possibly or toffee. Decent malt presence, only slightly bitter with hops. This is probably the coolest looking beer ever. So damned thick like a milkshake. Not much in the flavor spectrum, will have to try again.
ElGaucho (2285) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Chocolate milk shake aroma. Very brown head, rootbeer floatish. Nice lace. Bittersweet chocolate. Alcohol is noticeable. A little cloying. Higher alcohol and better than Lost Coast 8-ball stout, which is a similar brew.
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. pours as the darkest stout I’ve seen...looked scarily thick, but turned out to have a perfect and pleasing palate...big very dark tan/ brown head. sweet pungent aroma, big malt flavor very toasted and coffee, fruity, round flavor. The heavy hops add a great balance and extra aspect. The malt is sweet but not too sweet like some imperial stouts and the extra hops make this a really nice beer.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big chocolate, liquorice, citrus and raisin aromas. Sweet anise and port wine flavour, with an orange finish. Sticky oily mouthfeel. Black with a tan lasting head. Really nice warming feel from the alcohol. Hoppy!
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - FEB 2, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, dark brown almost black, dark brown head, nice lacing, aroma of hops upon opening and coffee takes over, nice taste of hops with chocolate and coffe, mild earthy tones at the end. nice.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks joet! This is one big beer. Surprisingly hoppy aroma, loads of aromatic, piney, citric hops. The roasted malt character is definitely hidden in the aroma by the hops. The palate is quite intense, very sweet and very bitter all at the same time. Heavy with flavour, ashy, roasty, burnt malts, and intense hops sweetness and then bitterness. It was little bit over the top perhaps, but i can’t score this badly. Intense stuff.