iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, no date. Pours a dark brown, almost black with a large (quickly fading) beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, and a little nutty. Flavor roasted malts, some smokiness, coffee and bitter chocolate. Slight roasted malt bitter finish. Nothing amazing.
Aurelius (4773) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2010 Re-rate: Nice, un-muddied sweet stout aroma. Vinous/fruit tones in the aroma. Improved label. Clear, though almost opaque rootbeer brown with a tallish but sparse khakit head. Good CO2 balance, good roast, lightly sweet with coffee. Clean finish (with some chalk,) medium body. Aroma is very complex. Bumped the rating up a little.
Old Rating: Hoppy, tangy, dark malt aroma. Cascading brown head, deep clear ruby brown-black. Bad clipart label. Hoppy west coast style. Tangy, porterish, clean and balanced. Not as robust as say, 8 Ball or No. 38, but in the same vein. Medium body. Finishes medium long and roasty.
TerryR (387) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky brown with a tan head that quickly fades away. Roasted malt, coffee and chocolate aroma. Roasted malt dominates the taste with notes of coffee followed by a lonf dry chocolate finish. Chewy body.
Lowe1983 (1397) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown color with medium tan head. Aroma is strong of chocolate with hints of coffee and caramel. Flavor is the same with a nice sweet, malty finish. Also has a nice flavor of roasted malts to blend well with the other flavors. A good stout.
stoutlvr (52) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Below average for what I expect from a stout. It does have a nice flavor, but is a bit too spritzy.
oldrtybastrd (3367) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice dark brown. Aromas of malts and chocolate. Flavors of oats, slight caramel, roasted malts and some slightly burnt chocolate tones.
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark black brown with tan head that fades quickly. Aroma of sticky molasses... chocolate and nuts. Flavor is watery, thin body, but has a nice dark chocolate element... bitter coffee finish.
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer pour dark brown color with a totally retained tan colored head. Aroma is really nice. Notes of milk chocolate, nuts, smoke, and way down deep roasted coffee. Flavor is nice as well, initially sweet, then finishes with a bitter, dark chocolate bitter finish.
jcr (2424) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured black with brown head. Aroma filled with roasted malts, smoke and chhocolate. Flavor is malty sweet with notes of chocolate and caramel. Underneath are notes of peat and smoke. The finish is bitter. Smooth on the palate with slight carbnation. Medium body.
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a very pleasant stout with a nice thick body. i thought this was a great beer in the six-pack then i had it on tap - WOW!