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 (1012) - 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 (5169) - 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 (1374) - Denver, Colorado, 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
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick, brown head that is surprisingly dark. Mostly diminished. Pitch black body, like an 8 Ball (now I get it). Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Bold flavors of dark chocolate, espresso, and hop bitterness. Mild sweetness. This beer is loaded with rich, bold, and bitter flavors. Very pleasing for lovers of espresso, black coffee, and dark chocolate... like me.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, pint glass. Opaque black body with no head. Aroma of roasted grains, molasses, chocolate, and coffee. Very light flowery hops. Very sweet / moderately acidic start fades into lightly sweet / moderately acidic / moderately bitter finish. Medium / heavy body felt oily to me and has a light but effervescent carbonation. Finish seems to be bitter due to roasted malts rather than hops. Also lightly astringent with a hint of alcohol.
Indra (2560) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark chocolate and toffee aroma, some caramel, highly roasted malt and coffee. Obsidian in color, with a very slight tan head. Flavor is roasty and malty, with some espresso, molasses, toffee and cocoa, maybe just a barest hint of hazelnut. Finishes with a snap of spicy hop bitterness. Roasty, sweet, malty aftertaste, perhaps a touch of honey as the flavors fade away. Thinnish mouthfeel. Tasty stout.
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - JUL 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good stout. Tastes of roasty coffee and chocolate, very refreshing! Love those stouts.