fiulijn (14549) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Ginger Man, Dallas
Dark brown to black color. Aroma of roasted malt. Smooth, with a taste of malt, caramel and some roasted malt. More bodied than other Stouts, a bit sweeter, quite good.
targhee (30) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent dessert beer. Not hoppy. Slightly sweet. Beautiful coffee/chocolate color, a hint of oatmeal, malty. To be sipped and enjoyed next to a fire. Nice to find in places outside of Colorado, since this style isnt made by many domestic brews.
bendz1 (87) - Ankeny, Iowa, USA - JAN 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really nutty flavor. Aroma was of Coffee and roasted malt. Very dark in color with a light brown head.
alexanderj (3317) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of licorice, coffee and roasted malt. Dark black, not too much head. Flavor was of roasted/burned malt and some licorice. Pretty good mouth feel; would have more complex flavors.
Tranquillity (1410) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I preferred the Black JAck porter. Nice spicy aroma. Cardemon, connamon. Medium-roasted. Dark brown/black colour with a small medium-brown head. Thick palate, nice smooth flavours. A bit milky even.
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2008 (Bottled) Very dark brown with a medium, beige head and some lace. Milky-sourish, licorice-roasty aroma with hints of burnedness and milk chocolate. Flavor of slightly burned, roasty and sweetish malt, with hints of chocolate, and a medium-dry finish. Medium to full-bodied, silky-smooth palate. A pleasant and silky-smooth stout, but could be more complex.
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells sweet, lots of chocolate....very nice tan lace left on the glass. A thinner stout than many others, but falls into the sweet stout land nicely. I’m pleased with this brew and I’m glad I was the recipient of more than one.
Tasty, particularly a it warms.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of milk chocolate inthe aroma.Pours black with a big tan head.Some chocolate in the flavor.Mouthfeel is a little thin for a stout.Slight chocolate finish.
thefederalist (289) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice stout. Pours black with a lasting tan head. Dark chocolate and coffee aroma. Flavor is rich chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel is thick but it’s not too sweet.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught pint at the Moan and Dove, Amherst MA. Inky-black pour with a decent dark creamy stable tan head, nicely lasting....superbly balanced aroma of dark and sweet chocolates, prunes, raisins and a touch of port mingling with just a hint of espresso, would be just delightful if it were a bit stronger....body is nicely done as well, with a mouthfeel that veers perilously close to the dull cardboardiness I find in a lot of lower-grav stouts but just escapes it; moderate amounts of bittersweet chocolate vie with light fresh coffee for dominance, subtle and sweet dried fruits keep their distance....overall a great pleasure and easy to drink, but a little more fullness of body and expression in the nose would have turned this into something special.