Hammster (187) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured near black with a very dark, modest sized head. Molasses and a hint of coffee in the intensely sweet and malty aroma. Flavor was especially smooth for a stout. The palate was very pleasant and the finish was a mild roast and bitter chocolate. I’m not often in the mood for stouts, but when I am, I wouldn’t mind reaching for more of these.
RSRIZZO (1852) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2007
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had this beer on 6/14/2000. Aroma is a roasted malt scent with wine like tones. Color is black with ok carbonation and a nice brown head. Taste is richly sweet and sour. Starting with a full body it goes down with a sour tang. Finish is a strong sour tang backed by a lightly sweet roasted flavor.
blankboy (6030) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (500ml) shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a very dark ruby-brown with an average size diminishing light brown head. Aroma of slightly burnt caramel, chocolate, a hint of smoke and some herbal hops. Slightly watery flavour of lightly roasted malt, dark fruit and chocolate. Medium bodied. A pretty good Dry Stout.
Gorbalev (2917) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry and Blankboy, ,Harry’s bottle. Dry, slightly milky sweet (it makes sense to me) aroma. Black with brown edges, small off white head. Classic dry stout taste - very dry, baker’s chocolate, molasses (just a hint). Light to medium body. Classic session stuff here, good.
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (500ml). Shared with blankboy and tupalev, my bottle . Opaque black pour, average tan head. Burn aroma, cocoa, dry hops, hint of peat and salt. Taste (blankboy’s WRONG, ignore his rating!) is smooth, roast malt, molasses, prune and caramel - silky and simple. Light body, mild burnt aftertaste - pretty solid, IMHO.
Ibrew2or3 (6849) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured pitch black with half an inch mocha head. This aroma is light and uninspired with mild sweetness and burnt to roasty malts followed by burnt malts. The taste is more interesting with malty sweetness quickly followed up by burnt malts. Then I get a light astringency and mild caramel candy sweetness that rides into the finish with hints of coffee. The taste is very nice.
dchmela (2634) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice big black pour with a nice off white head. Chocolaty winey aroma with a hint of coffee beans. Taste is thick with a touch chocolate malt. Finishes nice and smooth.
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 ounce bottle. Pint glass. Dark with a tan head. Aroma was sweet roast malt with a hint of chocolate. Taste was mainly roast malt and caramel with a touch of bitterness. A little watery.
tennisjoel (1168) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour is dark brown with a nearly non existent tan head. Aroma is milk chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is chocolate with a tinge of vanilla as well. Refreshing session beer here. Better than a lot of Dry Stouts that I’ve tried previously.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown, nearly black, with crimson slivers showing at the edges, and a fine, if slim, cap of cocoa on top.
Chocolate milk aroma, creamy and sweet, with a slight espresso twist.
Taste is moderately bitter, but mostly sweet and creamy, with a bite of cocoa in there, with the requisite coffee. Not as much depth as I’d like, but that makes it easier for the masses, and that’s not too terrible sometimes, is it?
Ends dry and nearly brittle, then a lingering ghost of chocolate.
Full bodied, flavorful, and smooth.
Can’t find much fault in this, but it’s a bit too ordinary for me to fuss over.