Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a opaque black colour with a medium tan head. Aroma first poured was extremely hoppy that moves into a roasty chocolate. Initial taste is chocolate and creamy. Finishing with a bitter hops and chocolate that has a good palate duration. Great head retention and very well balanced, really enjoyed this one from Sweetwater.
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from JMichael. Pours opaque black with a tan head. Sweet chocolate and coffee nose. Medium body and light carbonation. The taste starts sweet and chocolaty and ends with a soft espresso finish.
after4ever (7490) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-ounce. Thanks BitBucket! Pours deep black with a thick, bubbly tan head. Big chocolatey nose with hints of roast and licorice along for the ride. Nice medium body with firm but unobtrusive carb. Big roast-forward chocolate flavors right from the attack through the mid-palate; everything from all these notes holds together consistently until a bit of ash and resin join for a light finish. Lovely stuff.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, almost black, with no head or lacing. Bitter roasted flavor and aroma. Light coffee notes but the hop are way too bright in this beer. Thinner body.
CapFlu (5100) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Trade with Ughsmash. Thanks Jason. Dissipated beige head with an opaque body. Nose of soya sauce, molasses and fig. Flavour is tart and coffee. Decent.
Oakes (15325) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Glad they changed the label on this one - that old one is...wow...holy shit...what can you say about that? Black body with a sparse dark brown head. Big roasty aroma with some chocolate and stinging alcohol. Fairly simple, burnt roast, peanut shells with a bit of alcohol and chocolate. Kind of watery as impies go. Bland, uninteresting, this ticks off a couple of the style’s requisite flavours but that’s all it does.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark black with a tan head, can’t believe this is 9%, very easy drinking, even abit watery, subdued for the style, good enough though, some chocolate comes through, along with hops, and some roastedness, glad I only have 1 bottle from Mystery swap 2.0, or I’d be in trouble tonight!
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - AUG 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Actually, I expected less from this beer. But surprisingly this was a very good Stout. Thruthfully, before this a I had the Yetis, but still this was smoky and chocolaty stout. Great Stout Sweetwater.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour w/ thick tan head & thick lacing. Lightly grass & citrus nose followed by a dry roast malt some coccoas and a touch of vanilla. Palate is pretty avg thinner than I’d like in an IS. Flavor was a bit of a let down, dry roast malt light coffees.. almost a bit stale. Ok.
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, BB 6/12/07, thanks to Jmichael! Poured a clear, mahogany with a short-lived cap of medium brown head. The aroma picked up moderately-roasted dark chocolate and soy with some overt alcohol coming through.. got better as it warmed up. Flavor had well-roasted dark chocolate and espresso at the core with grainy soy and caramel spreading toward the edges.. picked up some alcohol as it warmed... a bit weak on several facets. This was about medium-bodied, fizzling out as it hit the finish, leaving some residual dark roast. This was OK, but could use some work.