NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Puzzl. Thanks, Andy. The aroma is slightly soapy, but that subsides somewhat and dark malt and chocolate come though. Overall though the aroma lack intesnity and doesn’t exactly have me pining for the first sip.
The bosy is a deep black with maybe some very light notes of darl brown if you let the beer play in the light. The head diminishes rapidly from its original thumb thickness, but never fades all together and it a very nice dark mocha color and a desirable creamy consitency.
Fore is a bit watery and again a little detergent-y. Coffee and dark chocolate along with roasted malt and a decent burnt bitterness play from the middle to finish. There are also some light cream notes and a bit of stale of milk. Has some plusses, but has an equal tally of minuses.
iamsancho16 (99) - USA - NOV 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is simply one of the best beers produced in the state of Alaska. Alaska produces some extremely delicious beers, so that is no small compliment.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle (3/06 bottled date) - My mother-in-law brought this back from Alaska. Pours a deep dark brown color with a good size tan head. Nice spotty lacing. Has a light roasted malt aroma. Has a semi-sweet chocolate flavor with a hint of vanilla. Medium body. A very nice stout. Way underrated. Thanks Ma V.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Sprinkle. A very unimpressive offering from this Brewery. Thin on the palate and a flavor that you might expect from Coors offering.
kramer (4904) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle, via BA timmec64. Pours a clear black with mahogany edges under a two finger foamy light brown head that left nice lacing. Aroma is slightly sweet with light roasted and burnt malts. Notes of lactose, chocolate, and light coffee. Flavor is lactose sweetness and roasted malt up front fading to a burnt malt finish with some bitterness from the burnt malt. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with an oily texture and active fizzy carbonation. A very good Stout. Lots of lactose flavor and not thin in any aspect. Worth seeking out.
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 23, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a beautiful beer. Jet black with a dark tan head: a fine-looking stout. Drank warmer than desired, but dertainly not disappointing. Heavy, yet smooth. This breweries best beer that I’ve had so far.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thick and nearly solid black with a thin tan head. Mild herbal aroma with some fig, toasted cake and licorice. Almost smells like a Fig Newton. Relatively thin in body. Chalky and a bit metallic with a muddy flat finish. Some coffee and bitterness also. Really not that great and surprising coming from a family of better beers.
kjharley (8) - anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 11, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark smooth beer, a little light in the aroma department but very easy to drink for a stout. One of my favorites to have on hand.
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22-oz. bottle from March 2002. Pours black with brown hints at the edges and a huge foamy tan head, fizzy. Dark roasted coffee and chocolate malt with musty oak notes and yeast (horse blanket). Dark roasted bitter coffee and chocolate flavor with a light acidic malty oak finish. Dark bodied and spicy full palate.
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rather dissappointing stout. Pour was perfect, deep black with a very dark head, but little after that. Aroma was lacking pretty much all along, just a touch of coffee and not much else. Palate was far too watery overall, leaving little to the taste but some roast malts, a touch of hops. After seeing the strength of some of MS’s bigger beers, this one is surprisingly weak.