ElGaucho (2240) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is more chocolatety than coffee-like. Nothing overly ambitious in the nose. Fully opaque body with large light tan head that mostly diminishes. Excellent lace. Rich, dry flavor with some chalk notes and just the right amount of sweetness. A very good and worthy example of the Sweet Stout style. You've heard it a million times, and here's once more, it's not my favorite style, but I recognize it's quality. Finishes a little thin.
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown hue with a frothy tanm head and good lace. Semi-sweet chocolate, french roast coffee, burnt malts, floral hops, and apple nose. Not a coffee tasting as the stouts that use real java in the brew, this one is more sublime in nature. Very lively mouthfeel keep it palate from being overwhelmed by the bitterness of the burnt malts and a twangy smoky finish. Too thin-bodied and watery IMO with a lingering bitterness. A average coffee stout which still means that it's an above average brew!
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
surprisingly see through. tiny tan glossy head. plenty of espresso, chocolate. great coffee flavor. heavy roasted barley presence. light mouthfeel. a good stout, pretty effervescent. a bit bigger body would satisfy me
flemdawg (533) - Naples, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall a very good beer. Nice color, nice head, nice smell. Nice coffee in the taste without being overpowering. Nice all around
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brew pours with a black body topped by a medium thick, creamy tan head with a good amount of lacing left behind. Wow, there is so much coffee in the nose, it's hard to believe they didn't actually add coffee to this beer. Malt, chocolate and a slight roastiness also fill the nose. The flavor is bitter sweet, malty and coffeeish with a note of chocolate and a very slight roastiness. This is a truly great stout. Full bodied and smooth.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark and thick brew. Minimal carbonation. Actually tasted better after warming a bit. Very bitter aftertaste.
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Loved the way it poured, low carbonation, dark brew. First taste and I was hooked, tasted the coffee in the aftertaste. Had a hard time having enough patience to let this one warm to room temp. It was worth the wait.
TheBeerGod (5335) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks again to redlem for another beer! Pours brownish-black with a tan head. Nose is bitter coffee, obviously, but there is also a hint of dark chocolate or cocoa. The tongue is enveloped in a roasted, malty, coffee laden body. Light oily mouthfeel with some bitter moments. Not too bitter during the finish. Another good beer.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 4, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quickly dissipating soapy head. Light-medium body. Slightly acidic coffee notes, not nearly enough. I didn't think Blue Mountain -- it was straight Sanka all the way. Weak palate, lingering coffee note...definitely not inspirational or one to seek out again.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This stout was acquired in trade with Bigbadbear63, he is the Shizat!
Oh mama, Now you speakha Me language!! This stout pours a deep jet-black body with a immense caramel colored head. The aroma is, caramel, toffee, chocolate, French roast, Woo, the flavor-flav is a robust and roasted chocolate malt and cream…much sweeter than I had anticipated… I actually pick up more chocalate than I do coffee, although it is evident, I even find a trace of vanilla.
The palate is like a thin chocolate moose, a bit skinny, if this stout had more texture it would be intensely sublime.