ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a brown thin head. Chocolate, coffee, molasses and heavy roasts in the aroma. Taste follows with the addition of charred wood. A solid stout.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a rich, dark color with no head. Smell of roasted coffee. Tastes like a malty bitter chocolate with a burnt coffee after taste. Decent beer
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of DavidP. Smokey flavor w/ a hint of chocolate and a watery, metallic finish.
murrayswine (101) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
It poured limp into a Guinnes tulip; minimal head with decent lacing.
The smell is acrid malts with a little oatmeal sweetness. It feels like there is a little chocolate dying to be smelled, but the acrid smell beats it back into sumission.
The taste is pleasant. Lightly malted with a hinting of hops, but good balance. I expected more outmeal to come through. not there.
All in all, not a bad brew, but I would rather have Gray’s.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nearly opaque with a lightly-lacing dark tan head. Aroma of sweet roasted and dark crystal malts with some mocha and a nice hoppy balance. Body starts with a sweet smooth caramel coffee flavor revealing some dark chocolate and mild bitterness toward a bittersweet dry finish. This almost tastes more like a dry stout in the finish, but has some nice sweetness early on. A pretty good stout.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a the darkest brown color, very nice off white foamy head, retention is good. Light cocoa. grassy hops, caramel. Flavor is sweet, chocolate, cocoa powder. Sweet and rich, well balanced. Nice stout, nice mouthfeel.
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
roasty, toasty malts with coffee, chocolate and some hop characteristics thrown in as well. almost pitch black in color with a fast fading tan head. seems like more of a dry stout than a sweet stout to me. very good but not unlike many other stouts I’ve tried.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle via trade with DavidP - Thanks David! - Pours black with a nice mocha head that stays pretty well and laces some.Nice aroma of roasted/burnt malt, coffee, and a touch of chocolate. Flavor is boldly roasted malts, coffee, oatmeal, some milk chocolate slips through in the middle but is then overtaken again with the coffee bitters and burnt malts. Smooth and creamy on the palate but definitely some texture there too due to the oatmeal. Creamy mouthfeel with a nice dry finish. Would be a great session stout.. Great stuff
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Dark brown, nearly black, moderate light brown head, foamy, so-so lacing. Heavily burnt malt aroma, almost like campfire, very slight milk sugar, but also quite a bit of pasture. Moderate semi-sweet bitter roasted malts up front, a bit of milk sugar in the back, but otherwise a bit lack-luster for a Sweet Stout. Body and mouthfeel are fairly moderate. Finishes flat, somewhat weak, with a watery semi-sweet roasted malt character. I really enjoy New Glarus brews, but this one just doesn’t seem up to par. Thanks to JPDIPSO for sending me a couple bottles of this!
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12oz). Shared with Sammy and DrJay, my bottle via trade with Ughsmash. Poured nearly black - ruby hints at the edges - with a thick, large, long-lasting tan head. Full-on aroma of burnt dark malt, very dry, with indeterminate bitter roastiness. Flavour is a little milder, nutty roastiness, light tart fruit, some wheaty softness to it - decent. Soft, dry, lightly acidic mouthfeel - overall a decent dry stout, couldn’t call it coffee-ish or chocolate-y, just "roast"