Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma with a light brown head and deep black color. Dried fruit and a great roasted malty flavor with somewhat clean finish. It is a little sweet and syrupy. I wish the alcohol was a little higher but besides this minor drawback, this is in my opinion a fantastic stout.
dpjuart (1068) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
7/10/07 Bottle, thanks for sharing, Nate. Dark Brown to Black, little head. Coffee and carmel nose, bit of malt with "weird" smell. Foamy off white head. Chocolate and carmel notes, with a very negative twang of lactic sourness. eh.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2007 Dark black, one inch head took time to rise up. Smells of toasted bread. Light bodied. Chocolate notes crescendo at the end with a warm oakey finish.
Nate (3740) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Chocolate coffee aroma, malty sweet with bit of lactic tang. Also a bit of broth and a sour tang, kind of funky. Light sulfur-sewer aroma. Dark black-brown clear with off-white or light tan lacing head. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Starts with roasted grain and chocolate, coffee. Dry. Oddly there is a sulfur-wasabi-kelp taste to this somehow. Finish is mild chocolate bitter. After is mild hoppy bitterness.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber. Deep dark brown hue. Spiraling tan head. Strong coffee aroma. Toasty bready malt notes in the aromas as well. Nutty and cocoa. Medium bodied. Fruity raspberry flavors. Sweet and sour fruit notes. Nice tart flavor. Nice bitter coffee note. Good roast. The fruity tart flavor adds a nice dimension. The finish is dry and roasty with a touch of the lingering sour note. As it warms, the swwet nuance of chocolate starts to stand out. Pleasurable drinking.
BrewDad (5004) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep black color with a nice head. This was a very nice stout. Has some nice flavors and the malt build was very nice This was a great easy to drink Stout.
after4ever (6169) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber. Pours a deep black, essentially opaque, with a very small dirty-white head. Minimal lacing. Nearly still. Big chocolate nose, with some coffee in there as well. Moderately assertive attack; medium body, no carb, some semi-bold flavor. Lots of coffee and chocolate, too much chalk. Theyíve overdone the dryness here; the puckery coffee flavors, an astringent mid-palate, attenuating aspects of roastiness...they all combine to make a beer thatís just trying to be a black hole on the tongue. Add to all this the fact that the bodyís even a bit watery in spots, and itís not as pleasant as it might be. What others are saying seems to directly contradict most of this, though, so itís gotta be worth a re-rate eventually.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a very nice porter, too bad itís suposed to be a stout. Huge chocolate aroma with some liquer. Very light in color and rather thin. Kind of a clash of hops with chocolate flavor and hoppy tin. Not great, but not horrible. Thanks Andre.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a mahogany to dark brown color with a nice visible tannish bubbly head and mediocre lacing. The aroma is very chocolatey with notes of brown sugar, heavy wood, possibly a bourbon cask, smoke and vanilla. This is easily the weirdest beer Iíve had in ages and trust me thats a welcome change. Mouthfeel is silky smooth with a very mild milky to milk chocolate mouthfeel and very little in the way of carbonation. Vanilla and brown sugar mouthfeel...thick and rich with an oak agedness to it. A minor hop bite kicks in just before the choco-monster attacks with his milk chocolatey stealth. Muy bueno..dry finish but not overwhelming. Little alcohol presence. MUST have more!
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black pour, heavy carbonation and a full upright brown head, not much lacing. The nose is a bit faint with some light smoke and alcohol. The roast is there but not very complex. It seems a bit one, maybe even two dimentional. The flavor is full bodied but a bit flat and starchy on the palate. A bit of alcohol in the tail and more astringent as it drags on. I didnít care too much for this but itís hard to make a dry stout thatís not enjoyable to drink. I know, blasphemy, but I have my tastes.