Ughsmash (7501) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured a murky, deep brown with a tall, thick, long-lasting deep beige head. Nose was of mild chocolate, a bit of toffee, coffee, and molasses. Flavor was quite similar, and managed to be grainy and sticky toward the back-end. Smooth across the middle of the palate... medium-bodied. Finish found mocha and tannins. Interesting and enjoyable stout!
1FastSTi (3359) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours to a dark brown body with a thin white head. The aroma is chocolate and coffee. Light oatmeal. The flavor is light coffee and chocolate. The palate is medium bodied.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAR 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22 oz. bottle via trade with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=1 target=blank>beeryum, thanks Dave!) Dark brown with a thick khaki head. Aroma is coffee, some chocolate, touch of vanilla. Some sloppy lacing. Mouthfeel fairly smooth but somewhat watery. Flavor is mostly coffee and some chocolate, but on the weak side and not much for roastiness. I can live with that, but there is also a grassiness and a sort of sourishness/objectionableness in finish that kind of wrecked it.
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 (6355) - 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 (644) - Houston, Texas, USA - 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 (2142) - 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.