loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUN 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep, dark brown color with a small tan head. The aroma burst out with some roasted coffee tones and somewhat of a lactic sourness. The flavor was full of roasty, toasty, smoky tones with a lactic sourness in the aftertaste. The feel was a little thin...soft carbonation...semi-dry finish. Thanks BBB63 for this one!
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Going through and re-sampling some of the Sprecherís Iíve had before but never rated. Itís a tough job, but someone has to do it. Ok beer, not as good as the Imperial (everythingís better on the dark side).
Blatz King (150) - Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This ber smelled soo good but the flavor was a bit flat for me. It was very dark, almost black. I had it a couple days ago so I donít remember it that well. All I remember is that it smelled amazing but didnít taste good. eh
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not very dry for a dry stout but good flavor. Chocolste and coffee. Medium all the way through. Good beer but doesnít fit the discription.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Attractive dark brown with a creamy yellowish tan creamy head that fades into a nice glass ring. Sweet chocolate with an underlying dry, bitter component. Some light fruity hops in there too. Nothing too complex... flavor gets a bit more interesting, but not too much. Slightly sweetened dry roasty chocolate, some light hop bitterness.
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fairly thin looking stout, smells of weak chocolate, head looks more like pop than beer, fairly weak flavor had much better stouts, probably would be just a shade below average in my book
Got Stout? (173) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2005 I figured that since they put four bottles in the pack, itís expected that you consume them in short order. I did that with great pleasure and inebriation. The lightly burnt chocolate aroma follows directly into the drink, but thinner than one might expect. It has a self-described dry finish, but is decidedly acidic after warming. The drink is carried through to a rather thick, sweet after-swallow, but if it gets annoying another drink will be soon to follow. As I am a daily Blatz drinker, it is a nice affordable change...!
BBB63 (6011) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Deep brown with an initial fizzy tan head which reduced to a fine ring and good lace. The aroma has notes of burnt and toasted malts, coffee, mocha, grassy and herbal hops, and prune. The taste starts bittersweet with a heavy dose of coffee like bitterness upon the finish. A bit lactic and fruity twang makes it interesting. A solid dry stout.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an almost pitch black. Small quickly dissipating brown head. Aroma is milk chocolate, grass and hops. Flavor is slightly dry, and smoky. Lactose/cream body with a dry coffee like finish.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
thanks to duane for this, pour was not very aromatic, just kind of plain stout smell. color was a little less than the standard, almost had some reddish tones to it when held up to the light. head was fizzy and dissipated instanly. flavor was very bitter right away, and carried throughout. i never found any of the chocolates or coffee that they say are part of this brew, just the roasted barley flavor and the bitterness. the body was thin, and had a slightly acidic/tangy mouthfeel. not that great of a beer.