Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head that initially starts off brown. Smells of roasted malt, coffee, bitter chcocolate, hints of anise and dark pepper. Taste is very roasty and unbalanced. The hints suggested by the nose are overpowered by the intense burnt coffee flavor. Not my thing.
Stine (1462) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A syrupy black pour, producing a sludge of rich brown foam. Nose of charred, sweet venison, cured salami, and milk chocolate. A whiff of cedar and pine on the back end. This sprucy bitterness leads the flavor. Lemon tartness, a hint of port barrel and a dryness that almost reaches latex levels make for an intriguing, elegant series of accents on this syrupy mocha canvas. Finshes with a long, slow pulse of tangy brisket, then giving way to dry earth. Full and rich, but lively. Definitely a very adult stout. Thanks Phil!
TomDecapolis (4425) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 9, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep motor oil black with a medium deep creamy brownish tan head that laced. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, nuts, vanilla, cream, oatmeal and just a nice coffee based complex malty aroma. Flavor of rich coffee, roasted malts, some nuts, creamy with hints of vanilla.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Aroma: Rich roasted malt with a strong oatmeal note. Coffee comes through strong, but doesn’t dominate. Chocolate, light smoke, and a subtle spiciness. Alcohol is noticeable, but not hot or unpleasant. Appearance: Black in color and opaque. Dark tan head was huge and creamy with great retention. Fantastic lacing. Flavor: Lots of roasted malt. Coffee flavor is intense. Notes of smoke, cocoa, oatmeal. Strong roasted malt bitterness followed by a very dry finish. Palate: Full bodied and creamy. Moderate carbonation. Light alcohol warmth in back of mouth. Overall: I though Speedway Stout had alot of coffee! This is one great beer.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep multilayered with blackened tones. Laced out immensely and the head was a jumping off-white. Big chocolaty oatmeal coffee mix in the nose, taste, and finish. A very complex and interesting beer. Somewhat viscous and not as cloying as I thought it would be. Very well balances. and scrumptious. Quite pricey, but unquestionably worth a taste!
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I can’t imagine a stout being more complex than this. Pours a deep, dark black from the 22 oz. bomber. The dark tan head cascades beautifully down the sides of the English Pint. The lacing is a half inch higher than the head. The smell is chocolate, oatmeal, caramel and roasted nuts. What a beautiful complex beer, the mouthfeel is perfectly thick and coating. Excellent stout.
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
rich aroma of bitter chocolate and coffee there is even a bit of must in there. Very creamy and thick In the mouth. Not much initially but there is a a big blast of flavor soon after the first sip. There is a lot of bitter coffee and some chocolate. Some bittering hops in there as well. Lots of stuff going on in here making for an overall tasty beer.
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours oily black, no opacity, and a really tall dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, sweet coffee, but a little weak. Initial flavor is great, lots of roasted coffee, bitter chocolate, but a very dry bitter taste toward the end. Very drinkable though, and strong for a non-impy.
Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle from jb175,thanks man!)pours a thick black body with a nice full and creamy chocolaty head.as the thick head sits it leaves thick sticky looking webbing on the glass.the aroma is a little light but it blends up oatmeal,coffee,chocolate,and roasted malts.the flavor is damn never perfect.i pick up roasted coffee beans,oatmeal,chocolate,smoke,chocolate malts,and the only thing i didnt like about the brew,a small sour lactose finish.other than that this beer is simply divine!
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown with a small head. Smell is roasted coffee, and then some more coffee. Taste is definitely all coffee. There’s some roasted bitterness that comes through as well. The mouthfeel is a bit thin. After it’s sat for awhile, the chocolate tends to come out a little more, and it tends to get a little more creamy. An easy drinker that I’m glad that I found.