pivo (2621) - GERMANY - MAR 17, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
CASK: Woody nose with a hint of peat. Dark jet black color. Deep roasted malts with hints of chocolate and licorice. Coffee-like bitter end turning to charcoal. Think and heavy body. Silky texture. The alcohol stays in the background but intensifies the flavors and warms the throat going down. This is really quite an amazing beer.
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2005
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
tap @ blind tiger ale house .damn dis smells like some beastness, mad coco coffee tones in da noise the taste is like super Esspresso coconess like some super stout reallysmooth this is Primo shit
YogiBeera (2533) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask: Nice licorice, rasted and woody malt nose. Nice dark brown color. Nice silky texture. Goes down smooth. Light sweetness accomplished by some hoppiness and a light alcohol taste - roasted nuts taste, coffee beans. Long lasting aftertaste. Nice.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2005 RE-RATE, 3/18/05
On tap at the Barcade, Brooklyn. Go there and try this now if you’re in Brooklyn! poured way too cold, they don’t know what they’re doing to this top beer. black body, dark tan thin creamy head that disappeared before I could tip the bartender. at first was too cold for aroma, so I played a game of "Tempest" and "Beserk". nose is roasted malt, cocoa, smoke. high carbonation. flavor is salty, licorice, and roasted malt.
ORIGINAL RATING, 3/1/05: from a hand capped bottle via eyedrinkale to egajdzis. dark brown to black color, dark tan foamy/creamy head. smokey dark roasted malt nose. chocolate malt aroma too. flavor is a little smokey, dry porter-like. lively carbonation, flavor is chocolate malt, faint hops. alcohol heat in the finish.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to egajdzis: Dark brown, near black with a dark brown head. Probably the darkest head I had seen to date. Aroma is smokey licorice, grapes, spice, roasted malt. Taste is carrot, licorice, grape, grapefruit, chocolate, mocha, coffee, roasted malt. Finishes hoppy, dry, and with bitter chocolate. Silky-smooth, velvet-like palate.
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a dark head. Aroma is of grape skins, alcohol, and a mild smoke. Flavor is grape, roast malt, alcohol, smoke, and chocolate. The flavor rolls in and out of each of the flavors for a long time. Very smooth. Interesting and different. Hand bottled thanks to Eric (egajdzis).
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma-some alcohol, vanilla, oatmeal, chocolate, roast, ho hum another large stout in my glass. Smooth mouthfeel, heavy with an alcohol kick, vanilla touch, astringent finish, reminds me of Heresy but not so decadent or creamy. Hint of smooth....apple?...in the finish. Many, many thanks to Eric (the man with all the rare beers as usual!)
hopdog (9537) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from a hand bottled sample from egajdzis. Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized brown head. Aromas and tastes of roasted malts, dark fruits, chocolate, licorice and grapes. Light alcohol in the end. Very easy to drink for such a big beer.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler courtesy of EyeDrinkAle: Pours a very viscous oily black with a thin tan head that coats the sides of the glass. Rich roasty malt and freshly baked chocolate chip cookie aroma with some subtle dark fruitiness. Starts robust and caramely malty sweet with a touch of bittering hops and a lasting dry roasty finish while hiding the alcohol very well in a sea of lingering dark and milk chocolate. Nicely balanced and enjoyable, thanks Mike!
flemdawg (539) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the eyedrinkale growler he shared at Kuhnhenn. Black body with just about no head, probably cause it lost most of its carbonation. Lots of coffee, along with chocolate and malts and molasses, with a hint of alcohol in the aroma. The taste was carmel, molasses, roasted cofee, almost vinious, with some wood and smoke and a hint of malts. A thick syrupy clingy feel. A very tasty treat.