keithw (15) - USA - DEC 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap/Bottle. This is one of Schlafly’s best! A very thick, full-flavored stout that has deep flavors of sweet, dark chocolate, coffee and malt. Interesting mouthfeel, at times creamy and at times sharp, but always delicious. Nice as an after-dinner beer, as it is very sweet. Strikes me as a nice balance between a dry stout/sweet stout/imperial stout. Trust me, it will make sense if you try it!
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque black with a small, but dense and frothy, wispy-lacing dark tan head. Aroma of lightly sweet, toasty, dark chocolate and caramel malts along with some doughy chestnut character. Starts with a nice viscosity and velvety texture revealing semi-sweet dark caramel and chocolate flavors toward a smooth, lightly roasted bittersweet finish. A nice and true to style foreign stout.
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark brown in color with an offwhite head. Some roasted malts with a slight sweet aroma. Had some hops in the palate with a creamy type feeling in the finish. Nice beer. Not sure what really makes it irish Style.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of roasted malts and bandaids. The taste was the same with some sweet choclate notes. Sweet, smooth, and creamy. Some chalkiness in the finish.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Source: Tasting, Dark Lord Day, 2007
dark brown, wispy beige head, dry roasted malt aroma, creamy body, roasted and chocolate flavor, dry with just a bit of sweetness with the chocolate,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12-oz. bottle received via trade with drmatt. Pours dark brown with a small, frothy, light brown head, somewhat diminishing, fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (cookie, caramel, toast), average hops (perfume), average yeast (leather) with notes of alcohol and brown sugar. Medium bodied, mineral texture, average carbonation and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
Darkover (1513) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color with a thick tan head. Aroma is very sweet, like fermented dark fruits with some chocolate. Flavor is the same but with a sour finish. Body is a little thin and the carbonation is low.
radiomgb (2236) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown in colour, ruby edges, tan coloured head, average retention, some light lacing. The aroma shows signs of alcohol, quite sweet, liquorice, coffee grinds, medium roast, some chocolate. The flavour is dominated with sweetness, dark chocolate, coffee, small roast. Sweet mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes sweet, lingering, lightly roasty. Too sweet, a light Imperial Stout.
355ml bottle obtained in a trade with <a
href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank>vyvvy, thanks John.
Opened on June 22, 2007.
Bottled on March 8, 2007
natedoggkc (164) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 31, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a real dark brown with a rich mocha head. Nice roasty chocolate aroma. Not as thick as it looked but a good dark chocolate taste, coffee, and for some reason I am getting blueberry towards the finish. Pretty good.
alexsdad06 (5362) - Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from a 12 oz. bottle @ DLD 4/28/07. Pours an extremely dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and a hint of dark chocolate, but its not very strong. The flavor is roasted malt with some chocolate and a touch of coffee. Dry finish, medium body. Nicely balanced, more like a dry stout than an imperial IMO.