ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 16, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2007 2004 bottle. Moderately dense, blackish-brown with some lighter brownish-red tinges on the edge. Medium beige head. Aroma of roast and toast, spanish coffee, fresh hops and alcohol. Flavor shows coffee, plenty of roast, some sweet barley notes, a hint of chocolate and a decent amount of alcohol. Moderate amount of filtration, as there was only a touch of sediment at the bottom. Though it has a touch of cream/vanilla notes, it’s a bit dry/harsh and has too much thinning on the end. I have not been impressed with the mouthfeel of this brewery’s beers.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - NOV 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque black with a thin beige head. Roasted malt aroma with hints of coffee; flavor is rich, malty and sweet with a touch of chocolate and a definite alcohol presence. A silky mouthfeel with a dry, lingering aftertaste. A nice stout, but the alcohol is a bit too prevalent for my taste.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - NOV 9, 2004
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
(HOT) Poured black baby!! with a thick chocolate head.
Warmed in the microwave.
Flavor is great!! rich roast and malt and alcohol is well hidden.
What can I say ?? this is a great stout and I will buy again.
ragesaq (70) - Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A solid if simple stout. Very balanced flavors of dark chocolate, coffee and malt. Somewhat sweet and a dab of hop or two along with the super smooth balance makes for an easy stout even people who arent fans of stouts will enjoy.
Pours with pretty much no head, my second glass of it I poured badly on purpose to see how much head I’d get, by the time I rasied the glass to my mouth there was none.
Awesome bottle design.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Creamy, tan head. Soft, fragrant aroma: some cocoa,nuts,almonds. Rich, chewy texture--a liquid candy bar! Complex flavors, very small alcohol feel for the style (% not given on label). Occassional bitterness, satisfying finish. A rich, generous stout, perfect for cold winter nights.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured black with nice big tan head...smelled coffee, a hint of cocoa and alcohol...taste is indeed a little thin, but nice mild roasted coffee and baker’s chocolate...alcohol noticable in the finish though...finish also leaves sort of an earwax taste in the mouth...not bad, but not fantastic either...
jigglyjock (161) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
too heavy for me. too alcoholy. robust chocolate, coffee, and raisin flavor. wow it got me buzzed though.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A close friend brought this one back from an excursion and saw fit to share it with me. Very nice beer a bit thin for an Imperial stout i think and very hoppy as well. A nice beer all in all. Alcohol I was suprised to find is so high you wouldn’t know it from drinking it. Overall a nice offering from left hand.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - OCT 23, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Perfectly black with a big, oatmeal/cardboard colored head with varying sizes of bubbles. Smell is very light of fresh vegetable hops, malt, butterscotch, sugars. Taste is very flavorful, smooth chocolate then roasted espresso beans. As it sits on the tongue grapes, butterscotch, brown sugar and raisins ooze into your taste buds. Very good, smooth palate. Aftertaste is complete roastiness, reminds me of a fireplace or BBQing outside. Excellent beer for a cold, crisp fall night. And the 10% alcohol will keep you warm to boot!
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep brown with red hints against light. No head to speak of. Medium bodied. Lots of roast malts. Some coffee notes. Decent but not overwhelming.