DocLock (8593) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours onyx with 1-finger brown head. Aroma of dark roasty malt, chocoff, molasses. Tastes roasty dark malty, with chocoff, slight cherry, and slight rauchy brown sugary notes. Nice complexity.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Buttery, mocha, and metallic nose; sweet, yet balanced, notes of bittersweet chocolate, percolated coffee, and earthy hops; metallic; creamy, moderate body and not too sweet. OK
BillKismet (3520) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black body w. burnt chocolate head. Roast bark aroma w. deep chocolate notes and slight metallic quality. Parching, dry body, bitter, unsweetened chocolate flavor aganst a metallic English hop character.
BuckeyeBoy (3686) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz Bottle pours out a black topped with a tan head. A Great aroma of Malt and sweetness. The tast is very smooth and sweet. very nice.
pinkzambia (1694) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Jet black with a fluffy light brown head and sticky lacing. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, sweet cardboard and roasted malts. The taste is basically the same as the aroma and quite good. It has a full body which accentuates the flavors. The feel is a bit thin and the aftertaste is almost metallic (but not quite) which I don’t prefer. Overall, a great stout.
Ralphie (14) - Post Falls, Idaho, USA - OCT 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice deep dark black with acoarse light colored toffee head. Aroma is dark roasted with plenty of coffee. Flavor was much the same, not so much coffee however mort chocolate bit big for me but a very good beer
BJP2006 (43) - Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Elk,
pours dark coal Black with lots of creamy brown head left sheets of lacing down the glass. Nice Chocolate/coffee aroma with some mild earthy notes, nice lingering aftertatse that made me have to have a second pint
jake65 (2901) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap: Dark brown pour with a tanned head. Nice taste of chocolates, coffee and roasted tones. Good, medium heavy body as well.
IndianaRed (2958) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap a the first anual Old Boise Brewers Fest. Nice deep dark black with a rather coarse ligh cocolate colored head. Aroma is dark roasted with plenty of coffee. Flavor was much the same, not so much coffee however and I noticed the slight chocolate flavors. Body was a bit thin but the carbonation was soft and the palate was smooth. Nice slightly burnt coacoa flavored after taste. Not bad
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark nearing black with a large frothy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and espresso with some roasted malt. Taste starts sweet, oily and then moves into a hoppy bitterness. A touch of acidity beyond the bitterness and quite bubbly but otherwise well made.