BOLTZ7555 (2600) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is subtle nuances of freshly brewed coffee, cocoa, and malt. Appearance is, undoubtedly, this beers best quality. Nice dense latte head sits atop a brown bordering black body. Flavor is nuttier than most...perhaps espresso spiked with an almond liqueur. Just doesnít stand up to the best-in-class.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nearly opaque dark brown to black color topped by a brown head with red-orange tints. it leaves some clingy lace and spotting in spots. this smells very dry... dark roasty grain, sweetened cocoa powder, whole vanilla bean and some fruity and floral hoppiness. itís very dry on the palate with a slight bit of astringency from the grains. flavors of chocolate, vanilla and nuts are followed by a sour finish with coffee in the aftertaste. medium body. tartness makes it seem thinner. creamy soft mouth feel is dangerous. itís not overwhelming or flashy just way too simple and delicious...
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chocolate, coffee, light acidity. Black with a thin brown head. Nice flavor, similar to the nose. Smooth with good carbonation. Not a lot of depth, but a solid stout.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Blind Tiger scratch on Cask. Pours a brown body with a thin head. A lot of chocolate aroma and a sweet malt. This is a beautiful sessionable big flavored big bodied stout, with an oddly appreciative hop character to keep the bold chocolate in check and a nice etoh. I had to get another!
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Pours black in color with foamy brown head. Aroma chocolate, roasted coffee and floral hops. Taste of dark chocolate and coffee with dark chocolate bitter finish.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A black color with a moderate beige head. The aroma is coffee, cocoa puffs. Im coookooo for it. and some german chocolate. The flavor is rich with some chocolate, oatmeal, cappucino. The finish is rather sweet. Overall a nice one
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A cold pour reveals a stubborn head that lingers. Aromas of dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans. Full nectar w/ good carbonation creates a semi creamy texture. Itís thick and chunky. A heavy roast component figures prominantly dlivering a mild sweetness to savor. A stong hop factors in shoving citrus rind and asprin down my throat. On top of that drop some copper, charcoal, and leather on the fire for warmth. The finish is bittered extensively w/ lingering 3rd degree asprin burns.
StefanSD (1923) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 bottle from Bev4less. Pours an opaque black color with a big tan head that lasts a long time. The aroma is rich with molasses, licorice and dates.The flavor is earthy, with minerals, biter walnuts and a bit of hard alcohol. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. The finish is medium in duration and dry. Overall: A very good stout, but not a great one. Recommended.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Source: Bruisin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy bits of sudsy lace,
Aroma: rich dark chocolate aroma with dark caramel sweetness and balancing neutral hops,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: rich chocolate and roasted flavor, touch of caramel sweetness for balance, good earthy bitterness follows the roasted and leaves behind a light bitter finish,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Bockyhorsey: Pours a nearly opaque black with dark mahogany edges and a spotty-lacing dark tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel and dark chocolate malts with a touch of coffee and smoke. Body starts with decent fullness and sweet dark caramel malts with a nice balance of raisins and plums before a smooth roasty finish. A pretty standard imperial stout.