BrewDad (5004) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Taster – Seattle International Beerfest]
Dark Black in color with no head. Deep coffee, toffee and chocolate aromas. The Dark malts and fresh flavors where awesome. This was a totally fun beer to drink. I will recommend this for any beer geek to try. Love the start to the finish what a great beer. AWESOME…
Nephilium (1372) - Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma starts with a hint of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. This pours a thick black, with a dark tan head that reminds me of the crema from an espresso. The head quickly fades, but makes its presence known by the thick lacing on the glass. The flavor has notes of coffee, bitter chocolate, and a touch of smoke. Much lighter mouthfeel then I was expecting, it does win for getting the sensation of coffee oils coating the mouth. I am looking forward to seeing if I can snag some bottles for cellaring to see how it holds up.
KidA (19) - Morristown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black as treacle on a moonless night. Pours like blood, and bubbles slow like boiling oil or releasing balloons in a storm. Burned chocolate seeps forth filling the atmosphere. The flavor is striking malt with bitter hops- complex and strong. An exceptional stout which lives up to it’s reputation as more of a meal than a drink. If you don’t have access to this beer try eating a bar of pure dark bitter cocoa and washing it down with strong black coffee and a shot of liquor.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz. Bottle: Moderately sweet aroma. Smells of coffee, roasting, smoke, malts, cream and chocolate. Poured dark black in color with a medium to large, rocky, dark brown head that lasted throughout. Great lacing. Opaque. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, cream, and roasting. Medium to full body. Smooth, viscous texture. Soft carbonation. Long, dryish, coffee finish. Overall, a very good, smooth, stout.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Love the bitterness, mostly from the coffee, inherent in this beer. Melds deliciously well with the oatmeal stout underneath, which provides hints of milky sweetness. Aroma is grainy, and mostly coffee. Love the dark brown head against the beer and the way it pockmarks, and the body is supple, but not thick. Very nice. From The Man.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy dsnowden. Thanks again Dan! Pours pitch night black with a big foamy light brown head. Looks awesome. Smells of big coffee and roast with the chocolate on its heels. Very inviting smelling. Coffee seems to be the dominating smell and flavor here. Big coffee in the taste as well, but noticeably turns into chocolate in the finish and the aftertaste. Leaves a nice oily coat on the palate. very warming beer. Excellent!
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark chocolate brown with a soft than head that fades away. Very bitter coffee flavor throughout, bakers chocolate, very roasty. Palate wasn’t that heavy, lighter with a tingly carbonation. A nice stout, but to expensive, more then a bottle of Speedway stout here.
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a beer for rating #100. Pours an ebony, midnight black. Head is, and I am quoting SoLan "pure chocolate" milkshake". Aroma is very telling, grains, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, slight sweet aroma. Flavor is explosively powerful and long lasting. Blast of grainy goodness along with some rich coffee flavors that seem to last for an eternity. This is an awesome beer.
Bartzilla (534) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 28, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to WeeHeavySD for bringing this, among many other fine ales, to the compound to celebrate my exit from the womb 37 years ago. Pours black as the night is long. Smells like a rich, delicious mocha and tastes smooth as silk with subtle coffee notes. This is one of those stouts that you can drink in duration because it’s so perfectly balanced.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with nice size brown head. Aroma was of strong coffee and roasted malt. Most of the flavor was coffee with hints of chocolate throughout. Very nice and smoothe.