Shag (2769) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A murky brown to black appearance. The aroma is chocolate, lemon scented soap, and coffee. Uh oh not looking good. The flavor is very sour with a huge does of lemons and chocolate as well. Overall this beer was really odd but not in a good way.
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2008
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A bit of a funky sour aroma. Thin cloudy brown pour with off white haeed and lace. It looked like a bw of sorts. Very bitter I could not drink it the very first beer I’ve ever spit back into my glass. Palate was fizzy and bad. Not much at all. This beer has one sick puppy it needed antibiotics bad.
kp (10884) - 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 (7133) - 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 can’t tell you how the finish was because I didn’t 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 (6608) - Same Trailer, Different Park, 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 (5739) - 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 (2164) - 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 ’nutty’ 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. There’s just something grainy in here that’s arguing with my taste buds.
19Ei8hty (1166) - 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 (2138) - 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.