1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2006 Thanks Jason! 2005 vintage. The beer pours to a dark but semi-translucent brownish-black body with a thin creamy tan head. The aroma smells like a bowl of chocolate Quakers oatmeal and nice coffees. Very unique aroma. The flavor has noticeable oats and barley atop a light milk chocolate coffee. Delicate coffee flavors. The palate is smooth and tasty. Rich and coating. Medium-full bodied. 7, 4, 8, 4, 15 = 3.8
2006 vintage... Pitch black pour with a really dark brown head. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, oatmeal. Nicely blended with clean grains. Rich and creamy lingering full palate. Much better than I remember.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lost my notes on this but really wanted to rate it. Had this on tap at the Brick Store in Atlanta and then again in 12 oz bottle. On tap the stuff came in a pint. Thick and dark with minimal head. Slick aroma which (as I recall) had milk chocolate and coffee presence. The body was thick, oily and rich and the flavor was very nice. Milk chocolate coffee, and other deep flavors that were somewhat mellowed by the oatmeal (I thought). I much preferred this on tap because when I tried it in a bottle it seemed to have lost a step. Not as thick and not as pronounced a flavor. Still worth you time if you can find it. I docked it some points for not being as good in a bottle.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Robertsreality.Black with a rich frothy layer of dark tan head.
Had a huge hit of coffee and roasted malts.This was like walking into the local coffee shop,the one that still roasts their own beans,and inhaling deeply.Yeah some oat tones but a real smash of Java. Nice and bitter on the finish and tongue.
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2006 Thanks to TheBeerCellar2 for this bottle. Unfortunately, I was pretty disappointed with this brew. It looked great, but things went downhill after that. The aroma had hints of coffee, but was dominated by some alcohol and a strong fishy/meaty smell. Flavor again had hints of coffee, but not much else.
Second attempt, 5/23/06Same as before, if not worse. Overpowering flavor of deli-pac roasted turkey with artificial browning. Don’t know why my brain goes there, but it does, and it’s not good.
Gachupines (994) - USA - FEB 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a thin tan head. Taste is bitter strong coffee with a faint sweet taste underneath. Coffee taste lingers in the aftertaste as well. Somewhat sour in the finish, but doesn’t detract from the taste too much. Rather enjoyable beer.
badgerben (4549) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
MN Winter Get Together, 2006: Black color with no head. Lovely aroma of oats and coffee. Big malt flavor coupled by a sweetening from oats. Coffee is a big presence with milk and a slight sourness that I’m not sure is on purpose, but it didn’t detract. Mmmmm... breakfast is served!
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
’06 bottle. Black with a small tan head.
Mild roasted malt and coffee aroma with a strange plastic-like smell. Flavor of coffee was much stronger than the aroma let on. The roasted malts also were richer in flavor than I thought they would be, and the odd plastic aroma was thankfully absent in the flavor. Very enjoyable.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with brown hues on the edges. Thin layer of brown foam impersonates a head. Aroma of big coffee beans and roasty chocolate malt - simple but intense. Flavor is bittersweet chocolate, roasty coffee, dry graininess, very rich but no hops or alcohol present themselves. Full, smooth body - thick and chewy. I’d like more alcohol and hops. Otherwise, an excellent imperial stout.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark, with a thin reddish head. Smells, well, awful. Smells like somebody stuck some prunes in a bucket with some coffee grounds and left it out to rot for a few weeks. Flavor is sweet and far too syrupy with a bit of coffee bitterness. Alcohol is far too prevalent for an 8.1% beer. Not, in a word, good.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - FEB 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via trade with goldtwins. Pours pitch black with a slight tan head that quickly fades. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Thick mouth feel, REAL thick. Roast malt flavors with a bit of coffee. There’s a slight astringency. Roasty, bitter finish.