3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with promising tan head. Aroma is creamy toasted malts and cocoa. This is an excellent stout. Shipyard hit one out of the ballpark on this offering. Perfectly balanced bitter with very smooth dark malts and coffee undertones. Nice.
BrewDad (5120) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I loved this Stout. It had such a great flavor and full of life. A big cramy head on this beer. A great beer for a nice dinner.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUN 29, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12 oz bottle) Nice tan head, some lacing. Dark brown. Faint molasses or caramel aroma. Pleasant flavor, a little dry, little bite at the end. Pretty good.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
For a stout this was damn good. Deep black color, frothy brown head that stayed till the last drop. Great chocolatey flavor, pretty hoppy, but very smooth very easy to drink, reminds me of a lot of imperial stouts i’ve had, tasted like an imperial too. Would recommend to any stout lover.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2005 Last of Bierbauch’s shipment. Thanks again; a trade is always welcome with you! Pours dark ebony with a nice creamy head. Aroma is pure chocolate. Taste is slightly smokey with subtle chocolate and roasted malt- very nice! More like a rauchbier than Irish stout, I would say. A VERY good beer!
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep dark brown almost black. Thick tan head breaks back to a film and laces the glass very well. Aroma is Chocolate and roasted coffee malts. Flavor is coffee like and an extremely buttery smooth palate. Good flavor but the body is somewhat watery for a stout. Could be remedied with a little more malt I think. Not bad flavor though. Just a little light for me for a stout.
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 9, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(draft) Very dark brown almost black pour,thick biege to light brown head .
Smells very chocolate and coffee.Starts sweet and finishes with a nice bitter bite.very nice mouthful maybe a bit watery but a very good brew I loved it.
beerseer (51) - Lewiston, Maine, USA - MAY 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Pours reddish coffee-brown. Dark and opaque in glass with light brown head. Strong smell of chocolate, coffee, and molasses. Sweet flavor initially becomes bitter and is pleasently like coffee throughout. Body is surprisingly light and watery. I will certainly return to this one in the future.
TheBeerGod (5686) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to matta for the bottle! Pours black with a huge foamy tan head. Nose is lightly roasted with light coffee, sour milk, bakers chocolate and minute sweetened notes. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, cold watery coffee, and more milky notes. Body is very dry and carbonated. Has lots of lactic acid throughout. Finishes with more bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, light hops, faint sweetness and hints of chocolate milk. Pretty good!
sayravai (4700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Almost opaque, dark brown color with a smallish head. Very roasted-malty, slightly acidic, clean aroma with vegetable hints. Clean, roasty and slightly ashy flavor. Medium-bodied, carbonated palate with a bitter, acidic finish. A plain, but reasonably enjoyable stout.