whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very deep brown body with a minimal, oily head. Aroma of dark chocolate, sweet roast, and some grain. Pleasant flavor of roast, raisin, and licorice. Mouthfeel is a little thin and has some starchy slickness. Good character overall.
hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle shared courtesy of zrrbrrt. Poured a dark black color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of strong roast, caramel, and light coffee. Roasty. Tastes of roast, cocoa, caramel, and coffee. Body was on the thin side.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to zrrbrrt for bringing this one to the table...
Appears black with a brown hue with an off-white head that quickly fades out. Spotty lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of grainy oats, cream, caramel, cracked wheat, and cocoa.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with a mix of cocoa, cream, and caramelized grain.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, grainy, & mildly astringent. Semi sweetness up front fades away with some roasted coffee notes into a somewhat dry finish.
GonZoBeeR (2966) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma:good chocolate rosted mal aroma...
Appearance:Dark,creamy brown head..
da845 (139) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad beer, nor an amazingly good beer. Tastes and has a body much like guiness.... but is a little bit more acidic.
argo0 (11856) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle, thanks wilkie) Black body with small, creamy off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, some cherry. Taste is medium sweet, roast, chocolate, coffee. Creamy medium body, no acidity. Very enjoyable beer.
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[22 oz. bottle] Pours a nice black color, with a short tan head. Aroma is very nice- roasted malts and chocolate lure you right in. Creamy milk chocolate, sweet roasted malts and some subtle coffee make the flavors. As it warms, the aroma becomes a bit sweeter, and the flavors a bit nuttier. Finishes with some subtle hops. An well done, endlessly drinkable beer.
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black color with a medium-sized tan head, leaving behind some serious lacing on the glass. Sweet aroma of malt, dark roasted grains, and some general sugary sweetness. Nice rich malty and dark (burnt) grain flavors, with just a tiny bit of hops to balance things out, as well as a hint of coffee. Somewhat thin (not at all heavy) body, with a smooth, silky mouthfeel and a dry (just barely hoppy) finish. Pretty good brew, no question about it.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little thin for my tastes, though it could be because I had it alongside the Portsmouth Kate. Black pour with no head. Lighter aroma of caramel and roasted malt. More chocolate and sweetness than expected. Good hop bite in the back. Very good.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an opaque black with dark brown edges and a thin ring of dark tan head. Aroma is lightly caramely sweet and toasty with little to no hop nose. Starts with a subtle sweetness, some drier earthy caramel and a thinner, lingering, dry roasty finish.