bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle, 2005 vintage) Pours a opaque black body with a large long-lasting frothy rich brown head. Aroma of bretts, wood, cola, cocoa, florals, dark fruits, and a hint of lactose. Flavor of oak, vinous, hops, roasted malt, and semi-sweet chocolate with a carbonated mouthfeel and a dry finish. An extremely complex Belgian inspired stout; another amazing beer from Jolly Pumpkin.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle. Opaque black with a towering rocky brown head. Chalky chocolate underneath a phenolic tart brett aroma. Vestiges of coffee bean and smooth chocolate combine with a mild tartness. Ruddy eartheness in the finish with some astringency and a faint bitterness. Mouthfeel is a meaty medium, slightly dry.
Ungstrup (34315) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pitch black beer with a thick dark brown head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of chocolate as well as some notes of vanilla, and light notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet - and rather acidic - is it bret? but also with notes of wood as well as light notes of chocolate.
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle courtesy of Styles. almost black on the pour with a light brown chocolate mousse whipped head which lasted forever. so much carbonation in fact, it took damn near 10 minutes for this to be drinkable. aroma was of roasted malts, chocolate and some coffee. flavor was all over the place and depended on the temperature as to what I was able to detect. early on it seemed to be chocolate up front with a dry roast coffee on the finish. as it warmed I noticed hints of grapes, followed later by an earthy oak flavor. an interesting FES, but it has too much carbonation for my taste and this detracts and distorts the flavors.
decaturstevo (5779) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark almost black pour with a tan head. An aroma of cocoffee. A flavor of what I want to call tart but may lean towards sour. A slightly fizzy palate that is also a bit thin. As this beer warms it become much more mellow.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2006
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
the bottle’s cool. typical dark color and tan head of a stout. of course, smell of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and coffee. tastes like sour, carbonated nonsense
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very foamy beer - the head took up the whole glass upon pouring it. It as a good flavor, finish and even aroma (what a generic statement is that??). Anyway, its head is dark brown, like a porter or a huge stout. Very strong roasted malts with vanilla and woodiness - definetly the oak aging comes out. It is slightly sweet and quite sour. Has a lot of lactose-sweetness. Good.
SpringsLicker (3452) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a tan head.
Roast malt aroma with apple cider following.
Slightly sour touch in the flavor which I find unpleasant.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBSG 2006 - DC Grand Tasting Lineup
Black, tan head, lots of carbonation. Nose of dark muscovado, soy, some roast, coffee and chocolate. Tart though. Yeast? Finishes tart, acidic and lightly astringent, like a belgian stout, good, nice interesting stout.
kramer (5826) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
25 oz bottle, via MikeMac, first batch. Pours a complete midnight black colored body under a very large craggy foamy dark brown head that fell to a firm mass. Aroma is full of roasted and burnt malt with a heavy espresso accent. A light lactose note as well. Flavor is quite unique to say the least. The acidic and sour components grab you up front, but the roast and espresso pushes through on the finish. Later on in the finish a very light brett like dryness and funkiness emerges. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slightly oily texture and fizzy active carbonation. This was one crazy beer! I like it. This is one of those beers that sort of defines brewers pushing the envelope.