jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle-pours a rich brown head and dark brown color. Aroma is dark malt/oats-rich chocolate, slight earthy hops with some acidic. Taste is dark malt/oats-rich chocolate, earthy hops with some acidic balanced with some fruit. Occasional. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for sharing this.
drjay44 (2607) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2014 22oz.bottle. Pours a nice mocha colored head, some lacing, rich dark brown, nose is of the usual coffee, chocolate, molasses, malt, tastes similar. Great silky mouth feel. Unfortunately the finishing taste is a little unbalanced and rather bitter. Too much boiling hops, or is it the "west coast" style?? This is a lighter take on an Imperial Stout with not quite as much fruit tones as many. This is because the dark roasted malts with heavy chocolate, bitter coffee notes are utterly dominant. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7
Beerdedone (2603) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, light coffee and a hint of molasses. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, and a hint of vanilla. Medium bodied with a bitter finish
bp (786) - Queens, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: pours dark black with a thin tan head, aroma of chocolate, coffee and roasted malts, taste is malty, coffee, sweet chocolate up front with a nice bitter chocolate finish, silky mouthfeel. This is damn good stuff.
TheEpeeist (3319) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Nose is coffee, chocolate and molasses. Creamy, full body with a sharp tang. Taste is dark chocolate and Greek coffee. Dry, slightly bitter finish rounds out a fine stout. Surprised this was not an Impy.
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oucne bottle from BBB63. Pours pitch black with a thick brown head. Lots of lace too. Lots of deep roasted character with a nice amount of earthy hops. Huge roasted malt flavor and crazy bitterness that lingers for a bit. Full bodied with an oily mouthfeel. Dry with a long aftertaste. Really pretty damn good stuff.
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was the 2nd best stout of the night after the Hoppin’ Frog. Great aromas of roasted malts, milk chocolate and some vanilla notes. Big, creamy flavors that lean towards a dry stout. Malty and super tasty. Another winner from Green Flash (hey Green Flash - I know a couple great places for a brewery here in Philadelphia!!)
nearbeer (3662) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
650 ml. Opaque with a small creamy ring above with frosting everywhere. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, bread, light caramel. Tastes of all the same plus some lightly peppery-sweet hickory. Chocolate oatmeal cookie and light ash on the finish. Heavy body is soft, dryish and just watery enough to keep from being too sticky.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz. bottle, and a stellar bonus from my man Bert (sloth)! Pours black with a creamy dark brown head, great retention and lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate, like a really rich chocolate milk, with some cocoa and vanilla as well. Flavor is like a roasty chocolate milkshake. A bit one dimensional but nice.
vyvvy (3949) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From my experience this has got to be one of the most consistently great breweries. Pours very dark brown, close to black, with a dark orange / brown head. The aroma has a lot of milk chocolate, vanilla and ice cream malt. The body is thick, rich and creamy with very smooth gentle malt. The flavor starts with the great traits of the aroma, but it is a bit drier and has more bitterness. The finish has dry dark chocolate and coffee bitterness. The abv is nowhere to be seen. Green Flash home runs with yet another fantastic beer.