kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark brown, fine beige head, streaks of lace,
Aroma: dark chocolate and roasted aroma with a touch of dark caramel sweetness,
Overall: lots of tart lactic sourness covers up the chocolate and caramel, light bitterness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 4/20
CaptainCougar (7094) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2008
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle courtesy of 5000: Pours a transparent dark copper mahogany with a thin ring of light tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate and roasted malts with a touch of burnt popcorn. Body starts momentarily sweet but quickly reveals an overwhelming sour acidity that thins the body and actual led to me spitting it out. I canít tell you how the finish was because I didnít swallow any. Very strange, because the aroma hid it so well.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2008
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a deep ruby brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is malty, roasty, and cocoa. Flavor is malty, with a tart thin acidic finish.
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - APR 8, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with a slight tan head. Good cocoa, vanilla oreo cookie aroma with some fresh hops. Medium body. taste is buttery infected ( diacetyl to the hard core ) with roasted, almost burnt malt flavor which made this taste a little sour. A good brew if not for the off flavor. 927
kramer (3880) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle, via 5000. Pours a clear dark mahogany brown with a small fizzy beige head that ran to a ring quickly. The nose is very roasty with a slight sour mash note. Some coffee, burnt caramel, and chalk. The flavor is pretty acrid and burnt with a slightly sour tinge on the back end. Alot of malt derived bitterness, remindes me of day old coffee. Mouthfeel is on the thinner side with a watery texture and moderate fizzy carbonation. Overall, this was just too burnt and acrid for my tastes.
bitbucket (2113) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours clear cola brown with ruby highlights and a thin and fading tan head. Not big in the aroma department, but a bit of cocoa and coffee are there to be found amid a somewhat ínuttyí background. Body tends to light, a bit watery, with minimal carbonation. Taste of molasses, dark chocolate, with a dry espresso and ash finish. This is a beer that almost works for me, but not quite. Thereís just something grainy in here thatís arguing with my taste buds.
19Ei8hty (1077) - Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2008
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Have had this sitting around since the SuperBowl - This was not a stout. It was at one time but has since gone; Sour. Has been refrigerated its whole life - not sure how it went bad. I will have to try it again some other time.
robforbes (1892) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2009 old rating: 7/4/8/3/15 - 3.7
pours a opaque with a small khaki head that disapates quickly, and very good lacing.
smell of cocoa bean, coffee, a touch of vanilla, and roasted walnuts.
taste is dry, bakers chocolate, dark chocolate, strong coffee, and a touch of licorice, ends dry and bitter.
Maria (9572) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black with a creamy head. The aroma has light notes of roasted malt and chocolate. the flavour has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa, sweetness, a bit of coffee and a light bitterness. Itís smooth with a rather good body - uncomplicated and straight forward - thank you Tom/After4ever!!
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a sexy deep brown, not quite opaque, with a pleasant sheen. A thin, off-white, slowly diminishing head recedes too slowly to keep track of. The aroma has awkward roast and chocolate integration at first, but quickly smoths to something appealing. Coffee and heavily roasted grains veer off in every direction as they stream from the glass. Flavor starts out on the sweet side, with medium to medium-high sweetness, low to mild bitterness, still loaded with roastiness. Coffee notes and bitterness build and are relatively sustained at a high level throughout, just after the initial sweetness of the first sip or two wears thin. Carbonation is just a little on the light side. Chalky chocolate doesnít jive well with a somewhat watery texture. The finished product just doesnít feel quite finished at all, itís too grainy. It almost feels like a concentrate thatís been watered down a little too much. Quite drinkable but needs some fine tuning.