thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
C-bus 7. Light roasted malt. Black body with a thin head. Medium palate. Lightly bitter toasted malts and some hints of coffee. Some grassy flavors show up now to make this more complex and are joined by an astringent malt flavor that detracts from the flavor.
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Pitch black ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The nose is of coal dust and cocoa powder. Burnt, bitter flavor with no residual sweetness. Bursts of dark chocolate and espresso. Full-bodied and astringent with soft carbonation. Bitter, acrid finish. A big SHOUT goes out to jjpm74 for providing the bottle!
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a very dark brown color with no real head. Sweetish lacto roast aroma, with some dark chocolate. Medium-bodied, mildly carbonated. Mild roast character in taste, with a clean, dry finish. A decent dry stout.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from footy - thanks Rudy! - Shared this one at Columbus 7 tasting - Pours dark brown with a short offwhite head. Aromas of smoky roasted malts over chocolate and caramel. Flavor is quite roasty as well with a good amount of smoke there. Some good sweetness finds it’s way through with notes of caramel and chocolate. Smooth and rich throughout with a nice dry finish. I really enjoyed this one.
DragonStout (1409) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured black with a small khaki head.Hugh aromas of hops, floral and dirt.Hoppy flavor with hints of chocolate peeking out.Finish was slightly hoppy and bitter.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pitch black with an off white head. Nice roasty and chocolatey aromas fill the nostrils. Just a touch of some coffee too, but not much. The mouthfeel is rather creamy and full. Big roastiness on this beer, which has a little nuttiness to it as well mixed in with some chocolate. Nice flavor. Pretty good brew.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
C-Bus 7 Bottle shared by Ohiodad: Poured black with a tan head. Aroma roasted malts, bready, toasted notes. Flavor, roasted malts, some nuts, coffee, and pretty dry. Some roasted bitterness on the finish. Medium to full bodied. Very nice.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 9, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
7% ABV carbonated 750ml bottled version. Pours dark brown with a giant generous light brown/tan head. Smells of dough, nuts, pepper, hints of roasted malt, chocolate, spices, some hints of peatiness. Tastes of chocolate, hints of cherries, pepper, dark fruit and lots of complimentary roasty qualities. Some interesting earthy qualities emerge as the beer warms. Mouthfeel is full and lightly tangy with a spice/tarte finish.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
thru Michael Jackson Rare Beer Club. Creamy chocolate and vanilla with coffee, cafe mocha all on the nose. Pours black with a thick tan head that lasts. Heavy coffee flavor, with chocolate notes, strong roasted barley flavor, vanilla, so so so creamy even without nitro. So good!!! Best stout i’ve had out of the emerald isle!
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle from Micheal Jacksons Rare Beer Club. Pure black in color with the best head of any stout I have seen. Three fingers of full and frothy mocha foam, lots of bubbles. Dark roasted malts, coffee, bitter chocolates, and mellow hops in the nose. Loved the aroma but was a bit faint in my opinion. Full bodied and fairly complex, but this one is a little bitter for my taste.