drjay44 (2353) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at the brewpub. Pours a thin, poorly retained off white head, over a possibly clear, brown (SRM 30) body.....nose is chocolate, coffee, cocoa.....taste is chocolate, coffee, cocoa, sweet toffee/caramel, finishing with a mild roasted malt hop bitterness.....mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, with a creamy oat mouth feel. Overall a very nice Stout with the malt back bone very complex and thorough. Given the changes in rating they must have significantly modified the recipe. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF. Some roastiness comes through in the aromas, but it was difficult to pick up. Not much in the way of flavor either. Some chocolate maybe. OK
ajnepple (1118) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s into my Funkwerks glass. Black with a small tan head that dissipates to nothing. The aroma is caramel, milk chocolate, roasted malts, light bitter hops, rye bread and a touch of spices. Similar flavor with vanilla and earth. Medium sweetness and light bitterness. Average body with a creamy feel and roasted finish.
Ratman197 (8518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Rockyard poured a clear dark brown with a small quickly disapating tan head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and a hint of smoke with a smooth slightly dry lingering bitter finish.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black and rather opaque; quickly fading head. Thick and soft texture. Roasty and toasty with a milky-sweet base. Notes of dark chocolate and a pinch of sourness. Large amount of hop bitterness, which lingers well into the aftertaste.
waolsen (1328) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap. black pour. thin tan head. hippy coffee aroma. some sweet chocolate, semi-creamy mouthful of coffee, grains burnt malts. a little acidic. average at best.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a thin tan head and black color. Aroma is coffee, hops bitterness. Taste is coffee, roasty, hops bitterness. Nice, OK carbonation. More like a porter. Occasional.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bomber 5/29/11). Black color. Small tan head. Light roasted malt aroma. Moderate roasted malt flavor. Avg duration. Light lasting roasty finish with very light bitterness. Slick texture. Soft carbonation. Spare lacing.
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. btl. light smells of roast and coffee. Initial taste is exactly like a tootsie roll, nice chocolate and burnt toffee thing going on. Unfortunately, it’s quickly gone with a watery, thin finish, and somehow the flavor got less pronounced and flatter as it warmed. OK - they could do a lot better with some tinkering on this one.
Sammy (7735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with minimal head, however generous lace. Mild licorice roast aroma. Extreme carbonation. Slightly underaverage mouthfeel, licorice and some roast, and mouldy finish.Received this bottle IP from JMBSH in February. Drinkable though.