bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Brown black pour with a tan head. Aroma is roasty coffee and chocolate with a little burnt toast. Taste is malty espresso and chocolate. Mouthfeel is oily and medium bodied with light carbonation. Lengthy dry bitter finish.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a dark rich black color, a full retentive dark tan/brown head with plenty of lacing. The nose is very roasty with a light astringent coffee note and a bitter nutty component that’s a lot like earthy yeast. The flavor is creamy and pronounced with a light hop bitterness and a moderate roast astringency. The finish is tangy, a bit much carbonation than I like in a stout but pretty good. Full body, complete roast profile. Nice.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 15, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Welcoming aroma of coffee and semi-sweet chocolate. VERY dark pour, a tad thin, with a light brown head. Delicious flavor of espresso and bitter chocolate. Lots of roasted malts provide the bitterness. Very nice. Thanks to Andre - you da man!
kramer (5243) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, via acertain. Completely black pour with a frothy one finger light brown head. No sediment noted in bottle. Roasty aroma with a lactic sweetness. Notes of espresso and chocolate. Roast and burnt toast flavor up front with a lactic and slightly sour finish with some espresso. Texture is oily and medium bodied with moderate fizzy carbonation. Very mouthcoating leading to a lengthy finish. A really nice Sweet Stout, packed with flavor. Worth seeking out.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet chocolate and coffee aroma. Dark black with a medium brown head. Pretty strong bitter coffee and smoth chocolate tastes. Pretty high carbonation... Very enjoyable. Solid stout.
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
This is a very dark beer with a darker head. The flavor is sweet and fairly malty at first, then the hops take over for a roasted finish.
Suttree (5339) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, tan head. Big chocolate and coffee aroma. Milk Chocolate flavors dominate at first, with coffee commin on at the finish to give it a rather dryish finish. Very tasty. Thanks to acertain for the trade!
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours opaque with a mocha head, thin bubbles. Very mild cocoa aroma. Taste is rich chocolate malt, very dark and bitter. Nice. Roasted malts in the finish, coffee. Medium body, slightly oily.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Acertain.
Aroma is sweet cream, cocoa and hint of coffee. Black with a thumb thick mocha head that is creamy more than bubbly. Fore is pretty bitter followed by some chocolate malt sweetness, cream, cocoa and coffee. It gets a bit thin in the finish and has coffee bitter/acidic aftertaste. I rather enjoyed it though. Thought it was a decent sipper and left a nice remberance in the far aftertaste.
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very black, nice big head. I also got chocolate and coffee, but I didn’t get any "pasture." I agree with the flavors Larry picked up: sour coffee, roasty malts, bitterness, not very sweet. I didn’t think it was stunning, and I would like it fuller and sweeter; but I thought it was solid.