illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 13, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark black with light brown heady, fizzy like a cola. Very faint aroma of chocolate malts and cocoa. Evenly blended flavors of dark roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Bitter, roasty, and fizzy finish. This one has a nasty aspirin finish if served too cold. Keep this one at about 55 degrees. Overall, not bad, but nothing special either.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a tan fluffy head. Smells roasty with some grass and hay qualities and peppery elements. Tastes semi sweet with mocha, and strong malty notes. Finishes chocolatey.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours near black with deep ruby hues and a fully receding light brown head.
Aroma of roast malt, cocoa, coffee, and other things of a toasty nature. Taste is a nice bundle of toasted and roasted malts. Notes of chocolate, dark rye bread, and coffee. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft carbonation. Enjoyable stout, but not good enough to be amazing.
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2006 Bottle. Pours black with a tan head that dissipates. Roasty malt aroma with hints of woody hops. Roasty malt flavor, also with hints of woody hops. Not really much chocolate flavor, contrary to expectations, although cocoa is detectable. Opens up a bit as I drink it, with an ever so slight hint of sweetness. Not an *exciting* beer per se, but exceedingly well balanced and expertly crafted.
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
No. 30 is black, has mocha flavor, is a stout. Must be Black Mocha Stout. Asheville, NC is a lovely place to visit. I imagine it must be fantastic to sip on a local brew like this while watching the foliage change around the Biltmore Estate.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black in color with a little tan head. Roasty chocolate aroma. Hoppy. Caramel notes. Flavor is chocolatey and roasty. Smooth. Medium bodied. Well balanced. Very nice. Drinkable.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Goldtwins. Pours black with a small bubbled head that settles really quick. Aroma and taste are a heady espresso, not too rich that tickles the palate. Nice use of hops that blend together well. Roasty and drinkable.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blackish brown, diminishing head. Nose of astringent roast, grapes, coffee & bitter chocolate. The flavor is creamy and light bodied with a balanced hop layer blended with the roasted malts. The finish is average and chalky. Decent stout, not much chocolate notes as I expected but easy drinking. Thanks to aracauna for this bottle.
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a wet blackish brown a little transparent with a fizzy soda pop head. Nose is subtle bitter chocolate, with a slight off sour kind of thing. Flavor is at first sweet and malty, then a whoosh of chocolate bitterness sweeps through. A little fizzy on the tongue, and thin on the palate.
badgerben (4395) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2009 MN Winter Get Together, 2006: Black color with no head. Sweet coffee aroma. The coffee is toned down in the flavor and the malt provides a good base and some bitterness, but there is a little sour tinge on the finish that started to wreck it. Not all that great, but not terrible either. 7/3/6/3/14 Re-rating, February 22, 2009: Black color with no head. Aroma of chocolate and spearmint. Heavy on the roasted malt, very slight coffee and chocolate. Quite earthy. Much better this time around.