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RATINGS: 1026   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
Three thousand feet above sea level in the misty mountains of Jamaica, some of the worlds finest Arabica beans are hand picked on their way to becoming Blue Mountain Coffee. Halfway around the world, plump spring barley grows to maturity in the loamy soil of North America while aromatic hops are cutivated to exacting standards. Here in our kettles, these three special ingredients are blended to create a heady mixture of sweet sugar, dark roast, and complex flavor. Please enjoy this brew in moderation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2329) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Dark Lord Day, courtesy of El Jefe. Bottle. Dry, dark chocolate/coffee aroma. Nice creamy, light brown head. Dark, dark brown body. Excellent, rich flavor with some bitterness that’s restrained by the alcohol and creaminess. Excellent. A little weird in the finish but no complaints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DYCSoccer17 (3513) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Single blind tasting side by side with Alesmith Speedway Stout. Sweet, malty aroma with mild hints of coffee in the nose. A slight amount of vinousness with later sweet chocolate aromas. Opaque black, inky body with a yellow-brown head and nice legs. Beautiful head. Sweet, sugary chocolate flavors to start, turning a little more vinous and acidic. Nice chewy body with roasty sweet malts late with coffee coming in to finish. Small amount of bitter hops are also present. Not as boozy as the Speedway and much more drinkable. This is pleasant, complex, and warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kevin (2160) - New Mexico, USA - APR 30, 2006
red brown pour with an orange head. wet coffee ground aroma with strawberry and chocolate covered cherries. taste is cold ground folgers with grenadine and cherries. i’m smiling. nice orange sherbert and cherry juice finish with a roast taste. so much happiness here. roast chocolate greatness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brigadier (3345) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2006
Bottle shared at Hampton Inn tasting
A rich malty combination of coffee, plums, raisins and grain greeted my senses as I sniffed my sample. The body itself was deep black with virtually no head. On tasting it, the coffee really stands out as a strong expresso impression. Also present are chocolate dipped cherries and butter malt balls. Smooth at first but the alcohol soon makes its presence known. The finish reminded me of raw chocolate chip cookie dough and whipped cream. Overall, a nice beer that I might have to seek out again for a full bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2006
Enjoyed this one thanks to El Jefe at DL Day. Aroma is clearly that of a coffee stout. Solid notes of coffee and oats on the nose lead into chocolate and toffee on the palate with a solid mouthfeel. The presence of hops are fairly muted until a pleasant hops, coffee, alcohol finish. I have a hard time beleiving this is 12 ABV, more likely 9/9.5.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6032) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2006
Bottle: Courtesy of ElJefe at DL Day. Aroma of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and a hint of burnt malt. Pours a dark brown, virtually black with a small brown ring for a head. Flavor starts with some chocolate and lots of caramel. Moderate residual sugar is present in the middle and gets balanced by the coffee that is more prevelent in the finish along with some piney hops and a hint of citrus hops. Real big and sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2689) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2006
Pours a small, short lived, brown head that is practically lace free. Glossy black color. Nose is roasty, coffee, a hint dusty, earthy. Body is full, chewy and creamy with a light oilyness. Big roasty coffee flavors that are pretty agressive. Roasty, Fruity, chocolatey sweet malts, fresh ground coffee. Sweet roasty finish. Alc. is well hidden. Does,nt have the finesse of Peche but still a flavorfull brew. Bottle courtesy of shadey Thanks!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3502) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2006
Very, very dark. Chewy-oily texture. Big sweetness. Huge, warming alcohol. Coffee and dark chocolate ... quite a bit of chocolate, actually. Cakey yeast. Nice coffee elements, and a bit of wood as well. Spicy and a little nippy, in a way. Tasty beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 28, 2006
Bomber, courtesy if IPFreely. Nice mix of roasty espresso and chewy hops. Palate is sticky and rich with a nice graininess. Tastes like chocolate covered espresso beans.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2006
Bottle. Deep dark brown in color with a nice tan fluffy head. Chocolatety roasty coffee aroma. Caramel notes. Chocolatety malty flavor. Nice hop character. Well balanced. Full bodied. Sticky sweet mouthfeel. Smooth. Finish is roasty. Really nice. Enjoyable. Drinkable.

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