jdouglas3 (31) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Unusual 500ml bottle. Midnight black pour with small tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Tastes of chocolate and coffee with a little bit of bitterness. Quite creamy and very drinkable.
arjoseph (640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into Duvel tulip. Almost opaque black in the glass (orange-red accents near the edge in bright light). Head is sudsy with largish fragile bubbles, diminishing almost totally to a light, spidery dusting and an island of the larger bubbles clinging to the side and off-center. Instead of lacing, the beer leaves an oily sheet on the side of the glass which is less than appealing. Smells are earthy and chocolatey, with a hard sweet dark chocolate accented by dust, dry leaves and bitter coffee notes. Flavor is much the same; earthy bitter hops run through the entirety, framing the interplay of both sweet and dry flavors. The flavors begin distinct, the sweetness like powdered sugar in skim milk running over dry unsweetened baking cocoa. The flavors blend and intensify, adding very subtle notes of plum and mint before the swallow. Upon swallowing, the finish begins immediately in a slightly tangy, perfectly bitter hops that lingers for 20-30 seconds and balances the memory of the sweetness in the body. The feel is a bit thin for the intensity of the flavor; it puts this in a noman’s land between "kinda watery stout" and "intense Baltic porter." Either way, this is a great tasting beer.
Gr0ve (2173) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Pitch black with a a greyish off-white head. Head is a mixture of fine and big bubbles. Minty and chocolately roastiness. Aroma is centered around the roastiness. Flavour is actually very similar to the aroma; minty chocolate and roasted notes. Very smooth. Aftertaste is long lasting with dry hop bitterness in the finish.
ghorsche (48) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Poured black with a coating of tan bubbles. Aroma of toasty malts.. something interesting in the nose I can’t quite place. Flavor is strongly bitter, definitely dark toasty malts again. Notes of raspberry and coffee. Palate is lightly carbonated and creamy. Sweet and lightly bitter finish. Imminently drinkable but nothing to write home about given the price.
NotWthoutStout (31) - Wharton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Poured black as coal (as it should be) head was a bit on the small side probably due to the quite watery pour. Flavour is pleasently complex and fairly well balanced. Very soft & smooth but again just a little too watery (maybe a little oatmeal would do this brew wonders...) notes of dark chocolate, coffee, plums, licorice. Finished maybe a little on the bitter side with a nice warming from the alchohol which was almost like getting a shot of cognac with every mouthful. A very nice brew that I will be buying again...
jefcon (1459) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light aromas of bttersweet chocolate and nutty coffee. The beer is a dark coffee color in the glass with zero hear out of the bottle. Still, it leaves a little lacing on the sides of the glass. The debatable point here is palate. The beer is light and somewhat thin, but it leaves a long finish of bitter chocolate. Carbonation is a tight, but a little much. There is flavor in this beer, echoing the aromas, but it is underwhelming. Different from other sweet stouts, and not as good.
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours dark brown/black with small head. aroma is of sweet malts and molasas. sweet coffee flavors dominate, with hints of bitter chocolate, slightly hoppy bitter finnish. leaves a coffee taste in the mouth. nice smooth mouth feel, goes down like smooth silk.
vern0159 (6) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark, as it should be. Little to no head. Chocolate aroma is instantly detected. Picked this beer up in Cost Plus in Buford, room temp. Might have tasted better if they had kept it cold. The taste improved as I drunk it. Very good cream stout. I’ll have this again.
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 10, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled(500ml). -unusual looking bottle more for gin than for beer, deep dark coloured, little brown head, roasted malt nose, bitter dark chocolate and roasted coffee aroma, very aromatic strong bittersweet finish
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This deeply saturated, high viscosity sweet stout is the best in it’s class. Pours a thick black tar with a rich, sweet, sliky texture upfront. What I really like about it is the hopsy character that comes forth on the finish. The hops try to hang on as the nectar goes down creating this complex texture shift from silky smooth to velvet. I can honestly say I have never experienced such a shift in any other brew. Thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommended.