argo0 (13235) - 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 (503) - 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.
thedm (5668) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottled brew poured a small sized head of fully diminished foamy finely sized bubbles. The aroma was of dark malts. The mouth feel was smooth from start to finish. The flavor was smooth with dark malty notes.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at the brewpub. Pours a very dark brown/black with a creamy medium sized off white head. Aroma is chocolate and roast. Taste is roasted malt, slightly sweet with chocolate and coffee coming through. medium bitter roast finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice lightish black with ruby highlights and a thin lasting head. Aroma is chocolate and a nice dry roastiness. Lightly sweet flavor, but finished more as a dry stout. Caramel and lactose sweetness, with more roast, coffee, and chocolate. Nothing really making this something to remember, but it was well made and nice.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a very dark brown color. Aroma was mostly coffee with sweet raosted malt. Flavor was light a somewhat one dimensional. Roasted malt and a fair amount of coffee. Flat mouthfeel.
hotstuff (4864) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at 1/21/06 Indianapolis gathering. Small tan head that mostly diminished, no visible carbonation, opaque, and a black hue. Roasted malts, coffee and chocolate nose and ditto for the flavor. Smooth mouthfeel.