DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer comes courtesy of beerguy101. Beautiful pour, reminiscent of a light black, dark brown color with a massive tannish brown head, creamy in texture...the type that donít just give way after a minute of sitting in your glass. Definitely a good degree of lacing as well with this beer. Aroma is fairly tame with roasted coffee beans, some chocolate and hint of malt with perhaps a tiny bit of lactose as well. Light and fluffy aroma. The flavor is medium bodied with a nice helping of carbonation and a surprisingly active level of hoppiness in the finish. Dry with a slight tingle of malty chocolate and grainyness in the finish. I also pick up a hint of that lactose again toward the finish, but overall this is very well executed. Big coffee flavors as it warmed...and being a lover of coffee, two thumbs up!
shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iíve been to wyoming... thus I am surprised that such an enjoyable brew could come from such a crap-ass place (maybe I was in all the wrong parts!) well done =)
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2005 The nose is taken over by dark roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, coffee and alcohol. before you take a sip you know this is going to be a BIG beer! The aroma is intense. Huge dark roasted malts that start out sweet but then turns slightly bitter. Lots of burnt coffee flavors in this beer as well without much chocolate. Much more caramel than chocolate.
A very rich and assertive stout. Nice balancing! Nice Everything!
IndianaRed (2803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 30, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle Pours a jet black with a small but dense tan head. This settles out quickly leaving sparse chunky lacing. Aroma is a terrific blen of classic Stout flavors. Coffee, molassas, bitter chocolate. Very nice. The coffee flavor is the most up front. Not much hops. Lots of dark roasted flavors. Campfire, charcoal smoke. Feel is very smooth but not too thick. As it warms up a bit, it mellows out more. Burnt smokey aftertaste that is remarkably un-bitter. A great showing from what I though would be just a po-dunk brewer. Gonna have to make sure I give their other offerings a far chance.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Color. Small Espresso Head. Some Bitter Chocolate and Coffee. Decent Stout, but if you love Chocolate Bitter and Coffee Roasts Flavors in Your Stout, there are Better Ones Out There.
badgerben (4595) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black color with a thin, tan head. It has a bitter coffee aroma that turns into a more mild coffee and chocolate taste. Middle-of-the-road amounts of barley It was pretty tasty, but not something Iíd search the ends of the Earth for.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2005 Nicely dark, almost black in color with a thick brown head. Great chocolate, caramel, and roast coffee aroma, maybe a touch of spices and vanilla. Thick, creamy body that fills the mouth smoothly.
<font size=-4><a href=http://www.clubsofamerica.com/beerofthemonthc of the Month Club<font size=-1>
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great appearance, pours like motor oil and has a thick foamy grey head. Aroma is all chocolate with hints of coffee bean. Medium body with strong roasted flavors and coffee. Not bad.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Eclipse black color. Medium sized tan foamy head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla and sweet. A medium bodied stout. Malts are very roasty, chocolate and coffee. Hops are slightly bitter. There is a separate overall bitterness to this beer that I canít quite figure out. It is kind of harsh and roasty at the same time, and there is a touch of cardboard as well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with a touch of cardboard.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque appearance, good enduring head of mocha foam. Malty, molasses aroma, cocoa and vanilla. Creamy intro, vanilla bean, chocolaty with roasted coffee, sweet balance (lactose?), strong bitterness in the finish.