tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2008 #900
Bomber from SS summer 07
Pour thick and rich, pitch black with a foamy dense brown head. The head lasts the length of the beer, and leaves behind some nice lace.
The initial aroma is of oats, strong coffee, and hops. A bit of a lactic note, maybe. There is certainly a bit of a twang. I think the oat can give you a bit of that as well.
Strong coffee with creamer flavors from the initial taste all the way to the bitter finish. As it warms up the hops come out fighting. BAM!! Right in the f’n teeth.
The mouthfeel is so full. Very rich and dense. I want to use the term ’thin pudding’ but that doesn’t sound so nice. But is is very thick so I suppose that get the point across. There also quite a bit of carbonation.
This is easily on of the best beers I’ve had the pleasure of drinking in quite a while. To the folks at Mikkeller. Outstanding show. Please under no circumstance put this beer in a barrel. That would be a crime to humanity. And to SS, many thank you.
badgerben (4595) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Many, many, many thanks to Brewfiend for sharing, and I’m thinking I have Yespr to thank for shipping it over here in the first place. Black color with a medium tan head. Massive coffee aroma along with some roasted malt and chocolate. Coffee, coffee and more coffee! It’s powerful in the taste, but it doesn’t get very bitter at all. Incredibly smooth. Big roastiness and a slightly earthy hop presence. Out-freakin-standing!
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2008 Very rich super dark black. Nice light head. Fluffy and retains all the way. Aroma of coffee, raosted malt, and dark chocolate. Lightly sweetened coffee taste with dark chocolate creamyness. Some light bitternessbehind the sweet cream. Not a hoppy bitterness but a roasted toasted bitterness.
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
nasty black with a small (ish) carmel head. burnt bittersweet chocolate and coffee aromas. flavor was roasted and bitter mainly surrounding coffee and espresso. some more malty undertones were present at times. decent mouthfeel, more thin than I expected. slight warming from the alcohol with a decently lingering finish. overall very solid and enjoyable. cant wait to enjoy a few more of these as the days get shorter and cooler.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hello, knocked my socks off. Poured a dark oil slick black with a very very thin tan head. Had heavy hints of expresso, chocolate, and other earth tastes. Not to sweet nor dry. Perfect carbonation, not filling either. Finished well bodied and
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with an ample brown head. Bakers chocolate, roasted coffee, oatmeal, dark ripe cherries. Disappointing body. Would expect something rich and robust and thick and oily, but it was more medium bodied with more carbonation than I care for in a stout. Flavor was a nice blend of the aromatic elements. Quite good but not as good as Founders Breakfast or Kentucky Breakfast.
RichardGretton (4406) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@GBBF 2007. Black beer with a coffee coloured head. The aroma is malty and the flavour is dark, malty, vinous and not that dry. Overall a reasonable dark beer that is quite malty.
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a really dark black with a pretty tan head...really perfect looking. Great aroma that smells like my garage after I have been roasting coffee. Lots of coffee up front, really nice but finishes a bit astringent and bitter. I would have liked a bit more sweet cream flavor with the oats, but still a nice beer.
patrick767 (3725) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22.3 oz bottle - Rating #1000! I’ve been digging the stouts lately, so it seemed fitting to grab such a well regarded stout for the thousandth rating. It pours black with a big dark tan head. The aroma is of dark roast malt and plenty of coffee. The roast malt and coffee are well balanced in the flavor. Let it warm for awhile and enjoy the full bodied darkly roasted experience. It’s also got moderately strong hops that are even more apparent in the finish. This is not a sweet stout. I wouldn’t call it a terribly complex beer, but it sets out to be a coffee stout and it does that extremely well. Delicious! Now to celebrate with a bottle of Westvleteren 12!
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown pour with tan head. Huge coffee aroma with chocolate sidenotes. Flavor was very espresso like with some solid chocolate, minor hops and of course malt thrown into the mix. very solid beer.