Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Black with thin fizzy head, which dissipated quickly after pouring. Wasnít as impressed with this as my mouth was hoping it to be. To much coffee in the nose, followed by a touch of carmel and chocolate. Mouthfeel was considerably thinner than I was expecting, and whats up with the carbination? Other than that an intersting stout.
MrBunn (2516) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2009 Rerate from bottle (8-2-2009). Aromas seem far less than before... not much going on other than some wet wood and roasted malt. Flavor seems to have taken a dive, too. There is a bit of roasted malt... some chocolate and wood, but smoke and peat seem to not be here with this bottle. (Original rating 8 4 8 4 15)
Wonderful aroma over a dark, dark brown body. Smoke, peat and dark chocolate. Head is tan and not worth much. Looks good and goes away quickly, leaving little behind in terms of lacing. Flavor is a quick burst of roasted malt that gives way to chocolatey undertones and then wood/peat/charcoal (???) flavor that is different and a nice way to finish. I was pleasantly surprised by this one.
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer has the aroma of smoke and coffee. This beer fills the glass with a black liquid that sits under a thick almond colored head. The taste is introduced by a combination of smoke and roasted nuts as the solution flows through the mouth a coffee taste can be picked up. This beer is moderately thick and mildly carbonated that leaves a nice taste lingering on the palate.
kramer (5172) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle, via Walleye. The loudest pop ever when I popped the cap. It actually startled me. Very gental pour yielded 1/2 in. beer, 6 in. foam. After 10 minutes and several pours I get a nearly black body with a chocolate brown head. Torrents of carbonation rising from the depths. Aroma slightly sour with light coffee and roasty notes as well as some lactose. Rather light in flavor with some roastiness. Lactic and mineral finish. Very thin with excessive fizzy carbonation. With the excessive foaming, I expected an infection but either it isnít infected or itís at a very early stage. So I think that this is an accurate representation of a beer thatís just a thin watery example of a Sweet Stout.
dflip (27) - USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a cream and brown colored head that did not last. This stout was on the dry irish-style side. I really enjoyed this stout and could taste the coffee undertones more than the chocolate undertones. This is what I look for in a stout.
antzman (315) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark black with a non-existant head with decent lacing on the glass. The aroma is pretty faint... a little chocolate, a hint of coffee. The taste is very smooth. Same hint of coffee with a bit of chocolate. The flavor increases as the beer warms a bit, improving the beer quite a bit.
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a large beige head. Aroma is chocolate, toffee with coffee. Malty flavor, sweet, wood. Finsh is bitter chocolate.
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2005 Bottle. Pours black with a large tan head. Aroma is of roasty malts and coffee. Flavor is roasty, with hints of chocolate and coffee, notes of hoppiness in the finish. Very silky on the palate. Good beer.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours black with a tan head that settles quickly back to a film and laces a little down the glass. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Taste is mostly roasted. Notes of chocolate and coffee also abound. Palate is smooth, mouthcoating and carbonated just about right. Nice roasty aftertaste stays with you for a bit. Also some detectable hops at the end. A nice stout. Malty roasty and delicious.
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark body & tan head. Smooth taste of roasted coffee-chocolate malt with slight bitter hops underneath.