FoolishMortal (986) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby brown color, light brown medium sized rocky head. Chocolate, roast malt, vanilla, and lactic sweetness in the aroma. Mild coffee and lactic sweetness meld with milk chocolate and a tinge of phenolic smokiness. Chocolate is really expressive in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium and very smooth.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Closer to a sweet stout. Pours dark mahogany with very little head. Aroma is coffee and roasted nuts. Taste is very smooth with a light to medium mouthfeel. A lot of coffee, but not overwhelming. Kind of like Speedway Stoutís younger sister. A good, smooth beer.
chronictonic (471) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap - tasted oxidized - wet cardboard, little to no hop or roasted bitterness to it. Somewhat sickly lactic sweet flavors. Nasty aftertaste.
maltdog (613) - Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2005
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
25 oz bottle. Medium brown with a frothy tan head. Very light color for a stout. Aroma is cocoa, vanilla, solvent, and a winey acidity. Tastes of chocolate liqueur, sour tang, fuel oil. For being "only" 7.9%, thereís an overbearing, harsh alcohol flavor. Not particularly stout-like; no roasted malt character, and no coffee in aroma or flavor. Full body and weirdly milky palate. The alcohol is tingly and tongue-numbing. Sour/bitter bile aftertaste, metallic, and the muddy bitterness of coffee grounds. I canít find a single redeeming factor in this beer. Really rough and incredibly nasty; I can honestly say itís one of the worst things that I ever tasted.
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not much of a stout fan usually and I found this one to be delicious! With a very nutty/coffee aftertaste and a small tan head and delcious coffee and vanilla aroma.
Pailhead (4378) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2005 Bottle: Courtesy of beerguy101 via trade. Lots of chocolate with vanilla in the aroma with a touch of roasted coffee. Dark brown with red hilights and a tan head that diminishes quickly. Lots of chocolate up front and a decent vanilla presence in the finish. Caramel finds itís way in the middle of the chocolate and vanilla. Hops are barely present in the finish. Light roastiness and only a hint of coffee. After reading the "Hardcore Coffee" in the commercial description, I was suprised at how light the coffee is, but this is very good. Hints of alcohol start to show up as it warms. Reminds me of one of the more malty imperial stouts.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JUN 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Liquid fuckiní chocolate covered expresso beans. Candied chestnut and broccoli burps. Roastily mind-altering and a perfect dessert (unless you happen to dislike Sir Uber-Sugar). In that case, concentrate on the creamy texture (not too thick, almost thin in a way), and the dark-dark yet not opague brown-ness and creamy diminishing head. Milky, slightly sour aftertaste. Smooth.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2005 On tap at Papago Scottsdale.
Black with a thick off white head and lacing.
Aroma of roasted malts and coffee.
Creamy roast and almost a candy like flavor.
Mild easy drinking stout with a creamy sweet flavor.
Ungstrup (28235) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2006 A clear red-brown beer with a lasting brown head. The aroma is sweet with a slight hint of chocolated. The flavor is sweet with notes of prunes as well as hints of chocolate, there is a slight sourness in the background. Iím missing some coffee in this one.
mybrainhurts (350) - North Dakota, USA - JUN 3, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was really hyped up for this one. A cappuccino stout? hmmm.... Pours a disappointing dark ruby, not very stout like. Minimal head with a fair amount of lace. Very fruity and caramelized nose, almost candy sugar like. Wheres the coffee? Flavors of fruity hops, candy caramel, and light roast. Slightly acidic and dry finish. Reminds me of a watered down BW or strong ale. Again I ask wheres the coffee? I usually like Lagunitas, however this time I think Iíll stick with Bells java stout, thanks.