DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells slightly sweet and caramelly. Pours dark brown with a thin white head. Taste is rather bland but fades to nice sweet flavor, not bad but nothing special.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2007 Bottle. Aroma-rubbing alcohol, cola. Taste-chocolate, grape soada, weak coffee, hay, bitter, watery. Blah.
jcwattsrugger (11902) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle-pours a brown head with dark brown color. Aroma is alcohol and malt. Taste follows
BeerBellyT (15) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Impulse item at the checkout because of the great label and funny name. dark brown red pour with not much of a head that fades real quick. has a creamy feel at first but overall thin. tastes of chocolate, black coffee, an nuts. I was hoping for something more robust for the holidays, i think this might be beter in the summer.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(01.24.06) One pint, 9 fl oz brown bottle from DiCarlo’s, Mundelein, IL. 8% ABV. Ruby black hued stout with no discernable head. No discernable carbonation. Fruity (cherry) and roasted malt aromas. Medium bodied that starts with light sweet malt and fruity (raisin) and roasted malt flavors. Finishes with light bitterness and roasty flavor. A surprisingly good fruity stout. Purchased as a fun beer during the past Christmas holiday because the bottle label was funny. Wished I bought some more.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2006
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Poured hard into a tall glass, the beer pours with a nice sized tan head. Aroma is toasted almost burnt chocolate and just a bit tinny. Taste is sour right away with a tangy hop bite. Thin bodied with that funky sour taste makes this a wasted 5 bux.
lamas (1532) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500mL bottle. A VERY DEEP mahogany pour with a small, bubbly and creamy tan head that leaves a little lace. Cocoa, chocolate and vanilla beans in the aroma. Medium body. Pretty thin for a stout. Toasty. A good bit of cocoa, black coffee, Baker’s chocolate and malts throughout. Hints of dark fruits. A slightly bitter black coffee finish. Quite a disappointment.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 21, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
16.9oz bottle. Pours a dark ruby--pretty much black unless in direct light. Head is pretty much nil, but for what it does have, it is tan. Smells of coffee and toasted malts. Toasted and burnt things is about all I taste (coffee, semisweet chocolate). No dark fruits--not terribly bitter either. Fairly clean finish, though a coffee aftertaste lingers (if that makes sense).
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark black pour with a hint of a ruby edge. tan head which fades to nothingness, no lace after the beer warms to near room temp. little carbonation, aroma and flavor of chocolate malt and some dark fruit, kinda thin on the palate. certainly not bad, just nothing to really distinquish it from the other porters I’ve tried. Thanks for the bottle, Scott ( OhioDad )
nicholai (100) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark, but not completely black. A very soft and round taste with little or no bitterness, mellowness, and very well masked alcohol.