pineypower (2479) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out not nearly as thick as you’d think with absolutley no head. The taste isn’t bad, and seems to be a strange mix of a weaker imperial stout and a porter. Decent coffee/chocolate flavor, but not quite the complexity I’d desire from this style.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells and tastes estery. Pretty bland and watery for a porter. The most flavor came from the yeast, which I didn’t like. Will not buy again.
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is black (not opaque), bottle conditioned.
Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, caramel, roasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers).
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Medium to full body, creamy/velvety texture, soft carbonation.
Kinda boring and too sweet, but has a nice mouthfeel.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown/black with a medium tan head. Light, sweet chocolate and nougat nose. Tangy, musty flavor with a touch of coffee and nougat, medium bitter.
Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad stout, if a bit watery. Small-headed, too. But it’s got a nice chocolate, coffee aroma. Same with the flavor. Sticky chocolatey finish. Some more roasted flavors would’ve been nice. Appreciate the 8%.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black body a head that’s first foamy and brown but condenses down to a tick creamy tan top. Cigar smoke, mint, and dry chocolate in the aroma. The flavor is trying to be big, roasty and chocolately but it’s distracted by a an efferevescent green hop/alcohol taste. Bitter, roated finish buoyed by sweet chocolatey malt.
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Shelton Bros import this, so I should not have had the trouble finding the rating. Pours obsidian, with medium off-white head. Aroma is big corn flakes, chocoff, tobacco, Godiva chocolate (sorry, Carmella) but it does smell like that! Finishing chocolate (tons of it) plus some coffee and red wine character, but this one has a great chocolate syrup flavor.
TheBeerGod (5166) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at jeffc666’s Birthday Gathering. Courtesy of jasonp. Black body with a small brown head. Aroma is light tobacco, roasted malt and dark chocolate. Hints of coffee as well. Taste is roasted malt and more light tobacco-ey notes with light coffee notes. Some bittersweet chocolate in there as well. Body is medium with a decent carbonation feel to it and some smoothness. Finishes with more roatsed malt, coffee, light licorice and mild cocoa.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at jeffc666’s gathering. Clear dark brown almost black with a small light brown head. Lightly roasty chocolate nose. Taste has big notes of roasted malt, chocolate, smoke and a hint of band aids. Alcohol content is present but not overwhelming. Medium body, soft carbonation. Decent stuff.
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with no head. Aroma is of licorise, and a slight sweet malt. Flavor is leather smoke and sweet malt.