GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - OCT 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark and poured like molasis (that's spelled wrong) Very thin tan head. Chocalate aroma, smells sweet. It's like drinking bakers chocalate. Very sweet but very bitter. A good stout.
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2003 Very thick and roasted chocolatey stout. Has a bit of a smokey taste to it almost. All in all good stuff.
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
BLACK with a very small head. Sweet coffee, roasted malt aroma. A very nice thick & creamy mouthfeel. A sweet flavor with roasted coffee/caramel flavor. A slightly bitter finish with a malty aftertaste. As i neared the end, the chocolate flavor got stronger and more pleasant. A warmth in the belly and leaves you wanting more. Very, very good.
jgb9348 (4285) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black in colour with a dark-brown head. VERY nice looking! Smells of roasted malt, coffee and a bit of caramel! Medium to Full-bodied; Strong maltiness with some prune flavours. A bit of coffee and caramel, but not as much as the other two. Aftertaste pretty bittered from the coffee and malt. Overall, much better than average and one of the best stouts i've ever had! I got this twelve ounce bottle from Phil (haddon90) and sampled it in Knoxville, Tennessee on 26-September-2003.
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a dark tan head and is black as they come. Agressive malt flavoring with a nice bitter finish. Good stout from lost coast.
steview (1011) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, dark stout like Founders' Limited Edition Imperial Stout, except there's actually a head on this. The head quickly leaves itself as a thin ring around the glass though. It's not flat like some evil looking stouts, and I prefer that. I had a Rasputin Imperial Stout before this and I can say that this beer seems a bit less complex although still very very good. It has your typical coffee/chocolate, it's a bit cremey, and has some little spice/candy to help it roll down into the big ol' pocket you call your tummy. Great stout! Thanks BierBauch!
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
WOW, this is one thick dark stout! The 8 ball pours a impenetrably thick black motor oil, with a toffee colored but fleeting head. Astoundingly, and maybe my palate it still jacked from the garden salad with Italian dressing I ate an hour ago, but I am detecting very little aroma or even flavor from this thick beer?
Aroma and Flavor are of roasted malt, cinder, some milk chocolate, cream, bit of coffee; it’s sweet yet bitter, its yin & yang, dark and light, good and evil, it’s GOOD! The palate is most amazing, its like a fantastic chocolate and Stout moose cream pie, burnt Jell-O chocolate pudding, Yummmmm…..
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured super black (opaque) with a large brown head. Strong roasted, coffee, chocolate, licorice? aroma. I've never taken note of what licorice smells like, but thats the first thing that came to mind. Roasted malt, chocolate, bitter coffee. Creamy mouthfeel. As I near the bottom, the black malt literally oozes down the bottom of my glass as I tip it back.
haddon90 (1349) - Newport Beach, California, USA - SEP 16, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep black color with a tan head. Some chocolate and molasses from the aroma. Roasted coffee in the taste. Somewhat of a hop presence. Very well balanced. Very good! I'm saving some for Jeremy (jgb9348)!
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2003
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Faint aroma, barely noticeable; it pours thick, probably the darkest color I've seen in a beer, with just a hint of a head; smooth texture; definite strong coffee taste that lasts, then a very bitter finish