AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sour chocolate nose, maple chcolate flavor, light roast, smooth but a little too light for anyone’s well being, one of those keep all limbs inside the vehicle at all times with your seatbelts and talk radio on kind of stouts.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The pour reveals a black color with a thin light brown head. Aroma and flavor of roasted malt and chocolate. The body is light with an oily texture and soft carbonation. This feels like a weenie stout, kind of boring.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep brown pour that grows a light white head. Light DMS covers the roastiness and envelops the dark chocolate flavours with beany aspects. Growing stranger in mouth, still very vegetal, almost a dominating flavour, generous ascorbic acid. Watery texture, light bodied, poor carbonation. A few defaults can ruin an experience..
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Any first impressions?
-A veil of foam settles atop the nearly opaque darkness.
-Licorice, caramel, and chocolate sweetness benefit from some roastiness in the nose.
-Vegetal roastiness and chocolatey sweetness don’t quite get along, as chicory attempts to create friendship.
-A slick body is lean for the style, but helps drinkability.
What if you dig deeper?
-The aroma’s too mild and simplistic to really induce pleasure in this hedonist.
-Finishes with subtle roastiness and supportive wooden hoppiness.
-Increased malt substance would be appreciated.
-A decent, quiet stout which would benefit from being a little more talkative.
Bottle, date scratched from October to December?
omhper (18326) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Near black with small off-white head. Aroma of roasty malt and metal. Dryish with creamy oat flavour and notes of blood. Light bodied with clean mouthfeel and salty finish.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ OMH-tasting
Small aroma that’s slightly burned. Medium body. Toasted with a slight sweetness. Short aftertaste.
BeerMountie (113) - Bonavista, Newfoundland, CANADA - FEB 3, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Oakes for this one. Pours almost black with a small tan head which quickly disipates. Chocolate and malt in the taste and finishes with some hops. Its a good beer and would not turn down another but its a little two watered down for my liking.
Trev (1772) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a dark black with almost no opaqueness. Thin tan head fades relatively quickly leaving a ring.
Aroma is nice oatmeal, malty sweetness and smokey nuttiness. Some dark plum fruitiness when it warms a bit.
Flavour is suprisingly bitter hoppy with a quick smooth transition into a burnt chocolatey finish that comes off pretty clean and dry. Very drinkable but nothing to wow you.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black beer with hidden burgundy depths; yellow-brown medium head. Very typical Ersatzcoffee & burnt oats nose, additional charcoal and liquorice aromas, rather sweet. Again charred, ashes-like roasted oats & grains taste. Little real sweetness, finishes in a hoppy & chicory bitterness, ending rather harsh. Mellows again with warming. Bit empty MF, nearly watery texture. Dry-ish. Palate is a bit thin, and charcoal character a wee bit outspoken. Yet not bad.
presario (4421) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin head. Dark beer. Dusty real smoke aroma with alcohol only revealed with deep breaths. Some fruit scent appears mid glass. Thin flavour at first. Sour edge and finish with some charcoal. Need a full sample to get the soft chocolate and prune underneath. Like a creamy porter.