golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. This beer was an interesting mix of flavors. It had the sweet dark fruit malty flavor mixed with bitter chocolate and light roasting flavors. Decent beer.
gnoff (9472) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(33 cl bottle at Delirium Café, Göteborg) Black look, small tan head. Hoppy and malty scent in a good balance. Malty and roasted malt, chocolate taste. Some acids. Roasted malt and grainy aftertaste. Soft smooth mouthfeel. Medium bitterness.
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a oily black body with a small brown head. Aroma of smoke, light sausage, and lactos. Flavor of malt, light roastiness, licorice, and coffee.
Dedollewaitor (15389) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pitch black with off white creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel & coffe + chcolate. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Light smoke. Filling body. Moderate bitter finish. Pleasant & enjoyable!
jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle.....i love a good porter..in fall,winter..well anytime..This beauty wants to be an imperial stout. Very impressive. Pours black as night with a thin orange colored head. As this warms up, it gets more and more aromatic. Smells of bourbon, toffee, coffee and chocolate. The taste is malty and full with some caramel notes. Has a bitter note of dark chocolate in the finish.of course it would be nice if it was cheaper but I will defnitely get this one again. is it ok to say "very yummy to the tummy? "
frankenkitty (2005) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a wet, skinny, fast, mocha head over a prune juice colored body. Mild prunes, too, in the nose with sweeter fruity notes along with some red wine and I get the impression of Sangria. Additional chocolate notes chime in as I begin to sip, and I gather a revised impression in the flavor of Fannie May chocolate pineapple jelly candies. Additional dark fruits with chocolate syrup carry through to the finish. Spicy palate with a musty finish adds interest. Less vinous than the <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Beer/harviestoun-old- Reserve... I like this a lot.
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demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque black with a creamy head and nice lacing. Smoky, malty nose. The flavor is roasted with a sweetness and beautiful finish.
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich malt and dark malt aroma. Malty and roasty bitterness. Fullbodied, but finishes dry
tkhans (50) - Bangor, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice pour thick head slight carbonation nice smoky roasted chocolate malt flavor. Good beer. Sweet stout, the hops doesn’t overpower, good balance in flavor.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz, no date. Pours a deep dark ruby with a one finger beige head. Aroma is a bit milk chocolatey, with some old cacao beans, caramel, toasted and roasted malts and some coffee. Smells like a sweet stout, actually, but since there are fifty styles of old ale, we’ll run with the latter. There is also a bit of oxidized paper, molasses, and port. Flavor has a bit of tobacco, light acidic tang, roasty chalky malts, a bit of baker’s chocolate and a dry finish. Mild to moderate bitterness noted. Low carbonation, medium to full body. This beer was a pleasant surprise.