brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful looking stout, coffee and malt dominated aroma, pleasant coffee, chocolate, malt taste a little bitterness in aftertaste,wish it was a little smoother. Very nice stout
doubletriple (52) - Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of coffee bitter in this one, with sweetness on the back end, looks great in a pint glass, has wonderful sweet coffee aroma.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of those beers youíve had a hundred times but never rated, Figured Iíd pull it out for St Pattys Day. Aroma is light coffee and chocolate. Taste is lightly bitter with some butteriness and dark cocoa. Some roastiness and a real light bitterness. Not the best beer by Lost Coast but not bad.
rajendra82 (1031) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My second Florida import in as many days was poured into a standard pint glass, where it sat dark black, opaque, with a thin brown head. The aroma was dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, burnt grains, and floral hops. The taste was sweet and rich. Flavors of cocoa, caramel, bitter coffee, and sour apple found in generous dollops. Oaty, oily mouthfeel with some lingering burnt toast aftertaste. Hop bitterness was also noticeable towards the end of each sip. As easy drinking a stout as any Iíve come across.
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber. Pours black with a medium dark tan head. Major taste is of roasted malt, not quite dark enough to be coffee-ish, but close. Some oatmeal for the sweetness. Not as thick as might be expected.
StoutsRights (10) - USA - MAR 9, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black. Big foamy head. Roast malts dominate. Nice hop bite. A little bit smooth from the oats.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! Poured black, with a foamy dark brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate and some hops. As I drink this I am overwhelmed with the bread like tastes of pumpernickel rye, along with roasted malts and the requisite stout flavors. Smooth, yes smooth, and hoppy, and I liked this damn it. Damn it! Another gem from Suttree.
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown, not 100% opaque. Creamy brown head, rocky, thin-bubbled. Rather underwhelming lactic malt aroma. Typical choco-coffee profile is complemented by a vanilla touch that gets somehow beany. It gets even more obvious in mouth, I figure on some days, I would call it vegetal, a blend of the almost husky malt, coffee beans and the greenish hops, today it just feels beany, roasty and milky. Sweet finish, sticking the lips together by the end of the bottle. Medium body. Still a decent drinking beer to me, appearing richer than it really is, but how this is top 200 in the whole world is far and away beyond me.
igneous1 (1530) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very dark brown, virtually opaque, head is a medium to dark brown (probably the darkest iíve seen to date). aroma is of milk, chocolate, lots of roasted coffee, maybe even a hint of alcohol. flavor is mild on the roast, slight lactose quality, light chocolate. the flavor is nice, but by the viscous pour and the full aroma, i thought the beer would be a bit thicker...still very very good though.
MartinT (9063) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2007 The Lure:
Vanilla and sweet soy accompany the shy roasted malt which attempts to wake up the chocolate. Complacency in old age?
Pleasurable roastiness and sweet molasses make for a satisfying body, but a hint of acidity mars the malty union. All is fairly simple and quiet, and quite carbonated.
A first impression can apparently be changed with frequent revisiting.