ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - SEP 17, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had one of these after work the other night. Nose of sweet cereal, caramel, chocolate covered berries, and figs. Pours black with garnet highlights, the nice cascade resolves into an uber creamy mostly lasting head the color of an apple slice that has been sitting out about 30 minutes, good lace is left behind. The huge malty front has no acidity with a lingering roasted finish. The full, chewy body is lively, the finish is lightly astringent.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a fully receding light brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roast malt, and coffee. Tastes of sweet roasted barley, foamy chocolate, plum, raisin, and toffee. Mouthfeel is full bodied with lush, smooth carbonation.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours brown/black with red highlights and a small tan head. Deep aroma of roasty, burnt cocoa. Nice smell. Full mouthfeel, roasty chocolate taste. Smooth and easy to drink. This is pretty good.
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown with red edges and an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of roast, milk chocolate, cocoa and light coffee. Tastes of milk chocolate, roast, and a light coffee finish. Body on the somewhat thin side.
wmubronco1992 (695) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours a dark black with a heartly tan head. Plently of chocolate and carmal flavor. Not much carbonation. I never get that excited about trying a new stout, but this was a good beer. I would drink again.
Guerde (1280) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle, thanks Brewfiend) Pours dark with ruby around the edges and a nice tan head. Nice aroma of roasted coffee. Flavors of dark chocolate with a nice roasted coffee finish that was slightly bitter. Not bad at all.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color with solid oatmeal and roasted malts on the nose. Slightly watery finish with a similar flavor profile to the aroma.
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The only thing missing from this Sweet Stout is head! I poured three from a bottle and not a single one had head. There was nice lacing though. Aroma is great -- malt and cocoa; flavor matches and has a little coffee too. If there were a light brown or tan head this might be my top-rated stout.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2007 Date: 01/18/2006
dark red, thin brown head,
slightly tart roasted malt aroma,
lots of roasted flavor, unusual hop,
Score: 2.3 to 3.1
black, fine tan head, streaks of drippy lace,
dry roasted malt aroma with a hint of dark chocolate,
rich roasted malt flavor, mostly dry with just a touch of sweetness, lasting bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark roasted coffee color; medium tan head with lacing keeping patterns on the sides of the glass. Sweet, chocolate-laden aroma, showing some milk chocolate and cocoa; roasted coffee. Medium-to-full, creamy mouthfeel: chewy toffee and chocolate presence upfront - especially creamy and milk chocolaty throughout - with a dry roasted coffee presence coming through mid-palate. Ends slightly dry, with nuts and bitter chocolate.