SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 30, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber: Pitch black stout with perfect amount of tanned foam up top. Aroma is a mild delivery of chocolate roasted malt with a dash of spice added. Very sweet in the flavor: chocolate, vanilla, cream, and a big dosage of alcohol. This really is Santaís big helper.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2007 Trade with real420. UPS delivered it to the wrong house. When I got it it was still cold so I drank it as soon as I opened the box. Very dark brown in color with tan head. You know, I was hoping for more from this beer. Anyway, rich malty chocolate aroma with some mild hops coming through. The taste was the same with this weird after taste that I canít put my finger on. Basicly simi sweet chocolate and dark roasted malts. Iím going to lay a few down and see what happens. Thanks Brian
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - DEC 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap @ PIzza port.before buying the pint, the bar tender gave me a sample. I remarked "wow this is almost as good as Speedway!" the bar tender replied, "Donít to mean that speedway is almost as good as this?". At any rate, its a black beer with a brown head, Thick body heavy on the chocolate and brown sugar. Its a little bit sweeter than speedway and without the coffee flavor. Would have been much better on a cold night night next to a fire instead of a warm afternoon with garlic pizza. still a great beer.
alexanderj (3336) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of chocolate and alcohol. Some sugar. Dark black; brown head. Flavor is syrupy and thick. Smokey, chocolate, sugar and some oak flavor. Fairly complex. Pretty good.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2007 22oz bomber, green label. Happy to find this in a bottle at the Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA. Pours black with a thin layer of brown head. Aroma is sweet with lots of chocolately roasty notes. The taste is rich and very malty with hints of chocolate and smokey. It could perhaps use a little aging but its damn good now.
temporrari (385) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2008 Bottle. Labeled: Hand Bottle # 78, written in blue marker. Black beer, thick creamy dark brown head. The flavors of this beer are reminiscent of Expedition Stout IMO. This is a little smoky, and slightly woody. Chocolaty and full. Excellent beer. Drank 12-24-06, a fitting day.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask @ Solana. Dark brown pour with a short creamy brown head. Aroma dominated by chocolate and crystal malts. The barley gives it a chicory-like quality, both in the aroma and flavor. Lots of chocolate and hops give it a more complex taste than the normal overly-chocolate stouts. The alcohol is almost undetectable Very, very enjoyable.
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Guessing on 2005 vintage. Bottle #389. The beer pours to a black body with a tall dark brown head. The aroma has lots of notes of red wine. Creamy chocolate, Cabernet, sweet chocolate, nice notes of brown sugar too. The flavor is intensely chocolatey. Mousse and dark black chocolate. Strong notes of red wine and rich toasted barley too. The palate is rich, creamy, but not overly luscious. A pleasure to drink.
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet black pour w/ a monster huge thick chocolate cream of wheat looking head w/ some great lacing. First aroma was a bit of wine like qualities w/ some definate alcohol notes then a bit of a hoppy hint some candied sugarz and a fair amount of chocolate. There is something else just a touch odd in the aroma that I canít quite place. Palate is well coated and nicely creamy. Flavor has big chocolate tastes some light bittering notes that donít equal anything I really recognize right now lots of dark fruit flavors plums for sure and a touch of brown sugar w/ a hint of something belgian bread like in the finish. Very good stuff.
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - DEC 15, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
There is nothing quite like a nice full bodied stout for cool evenings. Found this in a bottle and bought it because Pizza Port has never let me down yet. This was wonderfully impressive. Full and deep flavor of chocolates and sweets, but still retaining bitterness. The balance of flavor and drinkability really doesnít get better than this.