GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark blackish brown with a small medium brown head. Strong coffee aroma with traces of something fruity floating around the top. Taste is sweet foillowed by a very nice burnt ending. Lingering bitter finish.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle. Black. Coffe aroma. Rich green apple aromas. Dry roastiness from malts. The richness from esters dominate too much, and hides the malts and their roastiness. Disappointing. "The beer for curry". Hello? A photo of Michael Jackson on the back label -- please get over it -- focus on the quality of the beer instead. At the moment it is not at all impressing. I tried this about two years ago. I remember it as much better then.
shrubber85 (10029) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Opaque black-brown color with slight head. Cappuccino and smoky malt flavor. Very nice flavor but just a bit on the lighter side
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice deep brown, almost black body. Good brown head with a medium volume. Malts and coffee dominate the aroma. Bacon and malts are highly evident in the taste, some hops as well. A clean ending for this beer. Good, but not the best stout I’ve had.
sersdf (1019) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2006
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
where’s the aroma? lacking. appearance is normal, but loses points for its tendency to be heady. pretty looking head though. i love the taste though (clearly). it’s strong and unapologetic, but doesn’t overstay its welcome like stouts often do. very coffee. the first few sips there was a strange bite about 4/5 of the way into the sip, but that went away. terrific viscosity (low) as well. my highest rated beer so far.
Zeswaft (1597) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wasn’t sure about a beer from Sri Lanka. Especially at <$3 for a bomber. But this is a pretty great stout. It’s my first foreign stout. Nowhere near as complex as an imperial stout but not as boring as a regular stout. Has a good chocolate flavor and a little smoke on the aftertaste. Looks great, huge light brown head. Aroma is a little lacking. Overall a pretty good beer.
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[ Bottled ; few deg below room temp ; B/B Feb 07 ]
A mostly lasting average frothy tan head that tops up a clear very dark black body. Moderate lacing. No particules. To the nose, malt are moderate chocolate while hops are very faint spruce. Also, there are evident traces of bitter coffee beans. Initial flavor is moderate sweet and acidic, well balanced, while development tends to lead to a sweet chocolate. Finish is long and sweet chocolate/coffee. medium to full body... creamy texture... Soft carbonation...
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, nearing night appearance with a big, full tan head. Aroma was prunes and plums with some molassas and roasted malt. Flavour was vinous with roasty malts and some cocoa. Medium-to-full bodied with light carbonation with a smooth, slightly bitter, long lasting finish. A solid international beer.
puphus (34) - Carbondale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yummy. A little sweet and not much dry enough. Aftertaste is sweet. Good cocoa stout. Would buy again. Cheap.
Hollywoodt (240) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Thanks to core for providing me a bottle of this!) 12 oz. bottle. Pours to a dark brown/black color. Aroma is burnt chocolate with maybe a hint of caramel. Flavor is more of the same. A little more carbonation than your normal stout. Pretty darn good. Get in my belly!