Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour. Aroma was malty with a light, sweet coffee hint. Flavor was a lot of the dark, burnt malt. This one seemed under carbonated to me.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JAN 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black with a light brown head. The aroma is a combination of chocoalte and roasted coffee. Nice creaminess to the body with flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, and a bit of hoppish bitterness.
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I do not know if the meaty mushroom taste is done by esters/process or they just squished a few shrooms but it is gross. Oily near burnt roastyness. Bad mouth feel and finish.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 25, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from Bello Vino in Ann Arbor, MI (December 2006) served above cellar temperature from a Corsendonk Christmas Ale glass. Huge-bubbled frothy deep tan foam dissipates quickly atop opaque ebody, leaving some spidery lacing.....nose is fairly "dark", mostly bitter coffee though with a bit of creamy milk chocolate and some limey earthy qualities thrown in for good measure.....alas the poetry is lost on me once it touches my lips, for ’tis watery and cardboardy, mostly dark bitter espresso with little traces of m’lady’s sweet charms about it, really quite dull and unadventurous, burnt and rather oily, the low carbonation not helping matters as it peters out into a tarry morass at the finish. Doesn’t do much to help this brewery’s already mediocre (in my heart) reputation.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with medium whitish-tan head. Roasted malt aroma with hints of coffee and cream. Taste is dominated by coffee, roasted malts, chocolate. A bit thin, but overall a pretty good stout.
IrishBoy (4001) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from cbkschubert; Nose of roasted coffee, cream, and malt; dark cherry brown with a tiny tan head; flavor of coffee, cocoa and a hint of smokiness.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brew pub. Dark reddish-brown color. Red around the edges. Head was tan and left some lace on the glass. Light roasty aroma with a touch of malty cereal grain. Medium bodied and slightly sweet with roasted malt and dark chocolate flavors. Finishes with a roasty bitterness.
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light roasted aroma. Black appearance with lacy head. Light chocolate flavors and great creamy feel.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with kokostephi - Pours a brown color with a one and a half finger light tan head. Decent lacing. Has a roasted malt/coffee aroma. Has a light chocolate and big coffee flavor. Has a slightly bitter dry finish. Medium body. A nice beer. Thanks Stephi.
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roatsed aroma with notes of malt, alcohol, milk, coffee and vanilla.
Coffee flavour with notes of spices.
A bit thin. Dry finish.