daknole (8331) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from southbaydrugs. Delicious. Black with a nice brown head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee with a faint, faint hit of dark dried fruits. Flavor is a chcolatey and espresso. Perfect mouthfeel. Just a wonderful stout.
dchmela (2541) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber courtesy Durhambeer. Pour black with a thick rocky dark tan head. Dark chocolate, cocoa and hints of coffee in the aroma, very nice and balanced. Big bold chocolate malt taste, roasted grains, and nice earthy hops, again, well balanced and big. Everything blends together well and would make a great desert beer.
Brigadier (2745) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle
Sent in a recent trade as a bonus Green Flash products soon appeared on the shelves of Ohio a month later. I won’t complain as this is now going on my list of imperial stouts to revisit when I want to slow down. It reminds me of a toned down version of the Southern Tier Choklat but more accessible and easy on the palate.
Aroma / Appearance - The one finger ash brown head surfed above a black fluid base. Cocoa, coffee, black licorice and peanut butter wrapped in rich dark chocolate truffle formed a dense combination of scents. The tannish lacing was icing on the cake for a picture perfect pour.
Flavor / Palate - Dark chocolate mixed with straight black coffee washed smoothly across the tongue and throat. A lingering malty bitterness was accented by light hints of anise. The dry finish was similar to eating a rich piece of chocolate cake or a very dark truffle. A nice nightcap after a meal this is an ideal dessert beer. I can’t wait to try it again in the future.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz. bomber. Pours extremely black, nice cocao head. Smells of chocolate and coffee. Nice roasty bitterness, slight chocolate in the finish, very good.
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Good milk chocolate candy bar aroma with some roasted oats. Black body with tan head and some lacing. Good chcolate stout flavor and smooth on the palate. Good beer.
shadey (1845) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle fresh. Pour is a glossy black with a thick head of frothy dark cream and lacing. Very attractive stout. The aroma is predominantly roast, but there is also something like liquorish or dark fruit, but only a hint. The flavor is almost burnt, but not annoyingly so. This is a pretty nice stout, that is way more quaffable than I would have thought after seeing the 8.8% label.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle) Large brown head atop black body with brown edging. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk and bittersweet chocolate, some vinous, light caramel, roast. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, some roast, light vinous, faint burnt. Very smooth medium-full body.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
So glad we are getting Green Flash distribution out here now. Bottle: Pours black with a tan, sticky head. Aroma is sweet chocolate malts and some caramel malt. Some coffee in the nose, and a little acetone. Flavor is burnt coffee and choclate, with an earthy quality I was not a HUGE fan of.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ the brewery. Pours jet black with a small tan head. Aroma is heavy dark chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is the same, with the beer remaining deceptively smooth and drinkable. It was a tad off-beat as a stout, since I didn’t detect much coffee and the beer heavily favored chocolate, but it was quite lovely.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a small tan head, aroma of coffee, cocoa, roasted malt. Flavord and mouthfeel balance well to end up with a very well done stout that goes right down the middle of the style. I liked it.