Metalhead (623) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
WOW! Pours like motor oil with a very wisp of a tan head. Aroma is mild of chocolate and hints of roast. Mouth feel is F,ing awesome. Sweet and sticky. Flavor is dark chocolate with roast and hints of oats. This is a sipper even tho you want to suck it down. One of the best stouts I have ever had.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lots of chocolate malt smell during the pour. Flavor has intense dark chocolate and sweet roasted flavors. Backend hop flavor and bitterness come through to balance out the sweetness. Not much carbonation but there is a small dense brown head. Very smooth mouthfeel.
Panzuriel (1258) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque dark liquid with almost no head. Mildly sweet and malty aroma. Dry but very mellow oat flavor. sweet alcohol presence on the swallow. very nice aftertaste. Mouthfeel soft and medium full.
sloth (2401) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My second bomber of this brew and it,s not much better than the first. Pour is pretty much flat. Took some vigorous swirling to gain a small but nice looking tan, brown head. It faded pretty quickly as well. An almost opaque black colored brew. Nose is lightly fruity, raisiny with some alcohol notes coming through. Full bodied, oily on the palate, creamy, fairly lifeless as it lacks in the carbonation dept.. Light roast and chocolate flavors with a hint of coffee and dark fruits. Alcohol flavor is noticeable as well. Finish is sweet, roasty with a strange astringency. I was expecting a bit more, oh well. A fair bit over-rated IMHO.
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black with a small brown head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor is very sweet and malty with some roast and chocolate.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black body with a small tan head. The aroma is vinous, rum, molasses, light roast and coffee. The flavor is quite sweet, plums, molasses, lots of dark chocolate, light citrus hops and alcohol. Full body is soft and sticky with very light carbonation and quite a bit of heat on the finish.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer absolutely shattered my expectations. Pour was jet black with a light tan head around the brim. Nose big on chocolate and malt. The flavor is where its at though and it was off the wall. Chocolate, caramel, some coffee, and slight hop. It went down so smooth, but its a really heavy strong beer and I couldnt drink the 22 oz bomber alone.
ElGaucho (2162) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Didn’t realize this was the highest rated ST beer when I picked it up at Whole Foods in Wheaton, IL the other day. Chocolate malt aroma with some sweet fruit. Black body with a large, brown head. Some lace. Sweet with a high alcohol presence. Excellent hop finish. Reminds me a bit of Oak Aged Yeti. An excellent beer, although a 22 oz bomber of this stuff is a strong meal in a bottle that will leave you feeling it.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A big heavy sweet sipper that has glued my lips shut with barley sugar. This is for those who like expressive dessert beers.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Graciously shared by nolankowal. Pour is thick and black with no head. Aroma of roasted malts and some coffee and chocolate as well. Not a great aroma, but solid. Mouthfeel is superb! Very thick and extremely creamy, this stuff just coats your mouth and tongue while you enjoy the flavors. Plenty of roasted malts in the flavor, and those are backed up by some sweet vanilla and chocolate tastes as well as a hint of hops in the end. Very enjoyable brew.