sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma, coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, and some hints of vanilla. Flavor, coffee, chocolate, medium bodied, with a dry roasty bitterness on the finish. Pretty solid.
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from I think Degarth. Pours with a very large head. Aroma is slightly roasty, thin and papery. Slight caramel. Flavor is a big mess. Starts off with a decent roastiness, but things out to a wasps nest texture and a totally off, skunked and chemical finish. Hardly worth drinking.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lightly bitter coffee aroma. Black body with a thin head. Medium palate. Dry roasted malts and bitter coffee is the flavor here, with a dry bitter finish.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark chocolate and big roasted malt in the aroma.Pours black with a medium tan head.Got some heavy roasted malt and some wood in the flavor.Full mouthfeel with a big roasted finish.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - APR 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Trader Joes. Pitch black with a slight, tan head. Burnt chocolate and coffee aromas. The first thing I notice is that the carbonation id way off, it feels like a Coca-Cola in my mouth. Roasty malt flavor with chocolate and bitter chocolate. Dry, roasty finish. Outside of being over carbonated, this is a pretty good beer.
bgburdman9 (857) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At first I couldnt smell anything on this but as it warmed it began to open up and reveal some notes of chocolate and roastiness. Pretty light overall and real easy to drink.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle via Mystery Swap 2.0 (thanks Saarlander!). She is almost black with some ruby accent. Has a chunky beige head of average size that leaves a bit of spidery lace on the mug. Nose is roasty with hints of chocolate and vanilla. Tastes more like an oatmeal stout than a dry irish stout. Starts sweet, then some roasted barley flavors, a little chocolate, and tiny bit of licorice, some subtle fruity easters, some floral hops, and finishes both sweet and roasty. I almost think i detect some lactose in there as well? Carbonation is too high, body is medium. Not really to style, seems closer to a sweet or milk stout, not as dry as most irish dry stouts, and would be better with less carbonation, but a decent beer.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with IrishBoy - Pours a clear brown color with a two finger thick light tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is toasted malt. Flavor is lightly smoked roasted malt. Thin, dry palate. A decent beer. Thanks Richard.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2007 Very dry, unenjoyable finish for a stout, in my opinion. I suppose it’s in the name...but not the type of stout I prefer, Give it a try if you like a lighter, smokey, coffee, and dry finish...but for me, I might as well just pick up the Rasputin
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mocha and espresso nose with touches of bakers cocoa. Very dry and clean on the palate. Slightly lactic on the palate, more reminiscent of a lacto stout. Lingering roasted and cocoa finish.