Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle: Beautiful pour ... cascading tan head, settling into a soapy foam over dark black. The aroma is thick and big, smoky and chocolatey. Drinks with a thick oily complexion, the slight warming aspect the first impression. The flavor leans towards burnt chocolate, bad coffee, and a bit of ashy smokiness. Good. (#3433, 4/23/2008)
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt, pleasant, but rather straightforward for such an ambitious brew. Flavor continued to be fairly standard, coffee notes, chocolate notes, nuttiness. Mouthfeel was very, very thick, full, and ultimately creamy. Iím a little torn on this beer, it started off for me with some clashes between the malty flavor, yeasty notes, and overall body. That said, it did grow on me to the point that disregarding my initial impressions I would rate it higher. Rambling, rambling, rambling, Iíll leave it all as is for now and hope to give it another go.
LilBeerDoctor (3527) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark black with a beautiful dark tan head that persists until the very end of the glass. Aroma of coffee and roast. Flavor of coffee, roast, chocolate, slight raisin as the beer warms. This is a thick, rich beer, very reminiscent of an imperial stout. Very creamy. Excellent.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Sputyen Duyvil. Deep dark black in color with a medium off white fluffy head. Chocolatety malty roasty aroma. Caramel toffee, nutty notes. Chocolatey hoppy malty flavor. Full bodied. Creamy and smooth palate. Nice beer. Very drinkable.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: lovely... coffee, roasted, wintery hops, chocolate fudge, earth, old wine, vinous, creamy.
Flavour: mm... dry, roasted bitterness... seems more like sourish imperial stout, nutty, full-bodied, alcoholic bitterness.
Appearance: oily black with tan head.
Palate: very decent smoothness. Crisp. Feels fat.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vanilla, chocolate, roasty, and almost smokey aroma. Pours black with a thin tan head. Thick on the palate, hoppy, roasted malts with chocolate and vanilla flavors, with hints of smoke in the finish.
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - APR 18, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark opaque brown with a 1/2 inch chocolatey head. Thick burnt malt, roasted, and coffee aroma. Taste was thick full flavor of coffee, roastedness and a creaminess aspect. Palate was thick and full.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black and oliy with light milk chocolate head. I knew this beer was gonna be good because I took one sip and my wife said I smellíd of alcohol. Aroma of dark fruit, chocolate and burntness. Flavor the same with sweet chalky finish. Not a bad brew here, I liked it alot. Only thing is as I go to the end of the glass the taste was straight rubbing alcohol.
sloth (2640) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small light brown head, good retention and a nice scattered lacing. Black in color, opaque. Darkly fruity nose, hint of raisin, chocolate, cocoa with a light roastiness. Body is med/full, silky on the palate. Choco roast flavors up front, medium sweet malts, light black patent notes, notes of vanilla bean, coffee and some berry notes as well. An almost dry, roasty finish. May not be a Baltic Porter exactly to style but it,s damn tastey stuff for sure. Bottle procured @statelineliquors.
princesslala (131) - DENMARK - APR 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
As you would suspect, this beer poured black as night with a barely there brown head. I didnít get much out of the aroma other than sweet malts. The taste was equally dissappointing, 2-D. It tasted like chocolate and alcohol. On the same wavelength, the mouthfeel left a lot wanting. It was chalky and so thin, it gave what ought to be a big, black full-bodied beer an almost transparent taste. I would serve this beer with freshbaked chocolate chip cookies.