Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oh crap- I never realized this was 8.2%. Had I known, I never would have had 2 pints after having a bunch of other stuff at Spuyten, and then had to drive home. Pours a dark brown/black with a light brown lasting head and good lacing. Aroma has lots of roast, chocolate and acrid dry burnt malts along with a moderate american hop presence similar to troegs oatmeal but this is smoother. Flavor is roast nutty, sweet and hoppy/bitter. No alcohol noticed. This was incredibly good and smooth overall.
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - JAN 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Mugís. Black with a brownish head. Smells like bittersweet chocolate, molasses, and hops. This stout was definately hoppy, but in a good way. Roasty flavor (malts and coffee), slightly bitter, and a little alcoholic. As you and the beer warm respectively, the alcoholic harshness mellows and the flavors seem to become more alive.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Tap) Strong stout from Sixpoint. Somewhat sweet, but not syrupy at all, yet it finished relatively dry. It was well-hopped for a stout, and roasty, with coffee and chocolate malts abounding. It was surprisingly well-balanced for this combination. It went well with dinner.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2008 @ Redbones on draught. Black with ruby highlights. Long lasting foam. Subtle, dry, cocoa-like aroma. Fairly simple and straightforward nose. Light cocoa and roast flavor, a mouthful of ripe, plump fruits, followed by a citrusy hop finish. Slightly watery texture. A decent stout
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught pretty much everywhere in Boston (though this particular sample was at Publick House on 12/20/05).
A deep blackish-brown pour, low filtration with a moderate amount of beige-tan head that recedes slowly to cover, leaving little bits of lace. Aroma conveys strong roasted malts, yet soaked in caramel they are with a hint of toffee and a full dose of green, floral hops, yet they are not dominant and allow the other notes to contend. Low on any chocolate-like notes from the nose, though not completely lacking, with a hint of light vinousness. The flavor begins with a mix of caramel-toffee sweetness, lightly dried by the coffeeish roast. Prunes and light concord grapes through the middle, with a touch of cola-like notes. Texture softens somewhat as it warms. It begins quite creamy, with a well-controlled carbonation. As the flavors unfold, it remains quite layered. Toffee, butterscotch, coffee, dark fruits and finally a finishing touch of bitter American hops.....but not too bitter! Alcohol very well concealed. Not taking this as an Imperial stout, but just a rich American stout, I think it comes off quite well-done. Nothing sticks out awkwardly.
bp (790) - Queens, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on tap at Waterfront Ale House (3rd and 30th in Manhattan). Very good dark beer, coffee aroma and flavor, I donít taste the alcohol despite the highish percentage. Recommended!
ABUSEDGOAT (2389) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap in Boston: typical black body with huge roasted coffee aroma and flavor. Not very chocolatey but definitely some there. Enjoyable with enough to keep me interested.
notalush (4852) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[draught at blind tiger] I tried this before I knew what style of beer it was, and it struck me as being quite hoppy for a dark beer - when I found out it was a stout I was even more surprised - however, I am not one to often lower ratings just because something isnít "true to style" - this beer was quite good - about as black as beer comes, with a two-finger, frothy white head - aroma of dry, piney hops, charcoal, cocoa, espresso - full but not overstated flavor of plum, chocolate, roasted coffee beans - nice, full mouthfeel - quite dry, very hoppy finish - there is an argument for this being an imperial stout, but given the high gravity of a lot of sixpoint ales, I would say if they made an imperial it would be much higher in alcohol - very nice - I canít wait for them to start bottling their products.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly black, quite dark, hues of dark chocolate, large beige head that has fantastic retention, thick lacing. † Looks fantastic! † Aroma is very similar to Rasputin, subtle to moderate bitterness, roasted malts, with a touch of pine. † Taste is actually VERY similar to Raspy, at least to me, but not as assertive on the bitterness. † Definite coffee aspect, soft, yet noticable, with an even softer chocolate note. † More noticeable hop bitterness emerges on the backside, and lingers through the finish. † Body and mouthfeel are nice, smooth, but not as thick as I would have liked. † As it warms the hop portion of this beer becomes a little more predominant. † Good offering, just wished it was a tad richer/thicker, with a bit more of a chocolate malt flavor to go along with the nice hop bite. † Otherwise, it was quite enjoyable!
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2008 More or less black in colour. Well, a little less but not enough to quibble. Roasty, plummy, deeply chocolatey aroma. Chewy dark malts - roasty, chocolatey. Well-defined flavours with only a hint of fruitiness. A lot of hoppy dryness in the finish. Quality.