xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Part of the many beers tried at RAYBOY01’s Cajun Fais-Do-Do. Black with small tan head. Dark chocolate aroma with some dough. Chalk, grain, chocolate, coffee, spice and alc flavor. Thin and chalky body. Not the best tasting stout, too thin and chalky and alcy.
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at RAYBOY01’s Cajun Fais-Do-Do. Pours a dark brown black with a tan head. Old stale malts are overbearing in the nose. Chocolate and fruit try to balance that out. Dry chocolate flavors, not much depth. Meh.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
slighty sweet coffe aroma. dark dark brown color, slight tan head. mouth-filling, malty with a too sweet finish. sweetness fills the nose, long after the beer is gone. pleasant, but the sweet finish is a bit too much for me.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2006 Bottle. Aroma: Roasted malt, dried cherries, and molasses. Appearance: Black with tan highlights. Small, creamy tan head which dissiapted quicly. Flavor: chocolate, coffee, light smokiness, with a bit of roasted malt astringency. A little syrupy sweetness that clings to the mouth. Palate: Medium bodied. Texture felt a bit thin to me. Carbonation was a little prickly. Overall: This one didn’t do it for me. Not bad, but not good enough.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2008
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is black with a thin tan head...smell is roasty chocolate with some caramel and toffee notes...taste is sticky and sweet...metallic...light cocoa flavors in the finish...too bright...
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep black brown. No residual head after a minute or two, carbonation not that high. Nose chocolate, dark fruity sweetness. Flavor starts prune and molasses, finishes with high coffee bitterness. Would be better except for the finish, which is somewhat medicinal. My first thought tasting this one was "great, I have five more of these", but it’s actually a bit better than the first impression.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very roasty hickory and coffee aroma. Opaque black body with low cover of tan head that recedes to ring. Very roasty and somewhat sulfurous flavour. Medium body is quite dry with sharp, pointy carbonation. Bottle sampled at DenverLogan’s GABF 2005 wrap-up.
madvike (2907) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - Pours mahogany with a thin tan head. Sweet vanilla dominates the nose, with light roast and a touch of milkiness. Taste is pretty limp. There’s the same vanilla note, but with ashy and burnt malt dominating. A little whiskey sweetness creeps into the finish. Overall it tastes really watery--the mouthfeel is way off. Pretty carbonated and nowhere near full-bodied. Was this bottle off?
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I wasn’t very impressed with this beer, particularly when there are so many truly superior stouts out there. I found it to have a rather good smokey taste (think that Schlenkerla smoked sausage taste), but with a thin mouthfeel and some rather strange off-odors, like a lot of vinousness.
Appearance was pretty good; this beer had an abundant tan head and a black body of medium thickness. Aroma was not so good. There was a lot of liquorice notes, but also a cheap vodka smell which reminded me of hydrogen peroxide and I believe was a vinous off-note. Flavor was inhibited by a very flat mouthfeel, but was like a rauchbier…smokey like summer sausage.
Still, if I wanted smokey, I’d choose a real rauchbier, and if I wanted a really good stout, I think I’d choose something different. I got this bottle at 3 Cellars in Franklin, WI.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
big very fiizzy brown head sites atop an opaque black body. sweet chocolate and roasted malt aroma. the flavor is sweet. the palate is awful, it assaults you. reminds me a little bit of tonic water.