Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22 oz. bottle purchased locally. Aroma is roasty with a little malty fruitiness. Color is a deep brown with a tan head that dissapated quickly. Not quite opaque. Flavor is roasty and dry. Strong bitter chocolate flavors. Balanced bitterness, not overly hoppy. Full bodied, smooth silky mouthfeel, easy drinking. A very nice dry stout.
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rich caramel/black color with a nice brown head. Chocolate and light roast aroma with slight hops. Roasty, coffee, caramel flavor. Lingering caramel and light roast. Medium bodied.
Ramenen (464) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - APR 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark with medium brown head. Light bodied, more like a porter, very smoky flavor, tasted more like a milk stout.
ghawener (1454) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - APR 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Ramenen. Bottle: Smokey and ashy, light creamy body. A nice mellow stout with a dry finish.
JohnnyJ (4253) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown in appearance with light tan head. Roasted grain, coffee, a little bit of chocolate, dark fruit, and nuts. It tastes pretty good, but the mouth feel is rather weak.
Nephilium (1318) - Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma has a faint amount of roast, with mainly sweet dark fruit scents coming up. Pours an opaque black with a thick tan head. Slightly tart to begin with, it fades out to a nice roasted finish. Fairly light on the mouthfeel, a nice sessionable stout.
dwyerpg (4507) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 9, 2008
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Really not much aroma. Looks nice. Flavor is much lighter than their imperial, but itís starting to make my stomach contract in winces. Iím not sure if it was the beer or something else, but since I donít feel real well, this gets a low overall score for now.
FoolishMortal (989) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Nearly opaque red-brown with a small dark brown head. Heavy dark chocolate and roast malt aromatics, some nuttiness. Nutty, toasty malt flavors up front, with an herbal hop tinge. Chalky chocolate and earthy roast malt characters then dominate. Lingering coffee bitterness in the finish, with a complementary hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is a light medium, rather dry.
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to doubleo fpr sharing at the ASBA Release! Nose of coffee and chocolate; Balck with a medium tan head; flavor had hoppy bitterness and coffee; finish lightly bitter.
fordest (1964) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to doubleo for bringing this to the Alesmith Release Party line tasting. Roasted malts give this a dark color and roasted flavor. Aromas were some chocolate. But the flavor is much nicer.