BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled at jeffc666’s B-day gathering 2/6/05: Deep, dark brown with a light brown head. There’s all kinds of coffee in the nose, followed by chocolate, band aid and licorice. The taste is mostly coffee, with chocolate, roasted malts, and biscuit. Full bodied and smooth.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is black with a nice brown head...smell is almost all coffee...taste is fantastic...completely coffee with light chocolate undertones...finish bitter and coffee...
davidflores99 (225) - Lakewood, California, USA - JAN 31, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I enjoyed this brew very much. Poured a dark, almost black color and a tan head. Aroma was malty, chocolately and had hints of coffee. Flavor was smooth and delicous, chocolately, malty, and a little hoppy, but very refreshing. Really nice brew!
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - JAN 26, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep brown color, tan head, a bit of lacing on my glass, nice. Aroma has a bit of malt in it, kind of chocolatey. Dark chocolate malt flavor, lots of roastiness, some smoky flavor, a nice and robust flavor. Creamy and smooth, very rich. A real gem of a beer, I really enjoyed it.
Kevin (2159) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
black with a brown head. nose is sweet chocolate roast coffee. bitter semi sweet chocolate taste. nice drinkable palate. finish is smooth with a tad of lingering roast bitterness with a touch of lactic.
heemer77 (5208) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick, dark tan head. Black body. Aroma is thick, heavy roasted malts. It has coffee, toffee and fine wood. The taste is a candy like toffee. It has notes of cream and some grass. More hops than I would have expected. A sour milk finish. I am not a big fan of sweet stouts, but this is better than average.
Nuffield (3905) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black, good dark head though moderately thin. Roasted, smoky, with some grape, chewable vitamins, and lactic notes. Significant carbonation takes the edge off the palate (this is a negative in a stout, in my opinion), preventing it from showing its full smoothness. Subtle, bitter finish. Not bad at all.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Opaque body with a chocolate beige thin head. Good up front bitterness. Nice balanced toasty/roasted flavor. Overall, a bit thin.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark brown color,small dark tan head that faded quickly leaving little behind.Nice chocolate malt aroma with a slight coffee side,and maybe a slight smokiness as well.Nice malty flavor,roasty and lightly smoky,not as sweet as i was expecting but astill nicely done.As it warms it gets a nicer slightly sweeter side coming through,with a slight hop bitterness showing up towards the end of the tasting.Not bad but then not great but it definatley gets extra points for it easy drinkability.
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Defintely was taken back by the roasted malty smell. The aroma was good at first but them seemed to become overwhelming when i began to drink the beer. The taste reminded me less of roasted malts but more of burnt malts. Alittle too robust for my taste.