cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
via trade with Beer_Hawk - Pours dark brown color with a nice initial tan head that quickly faded away. Has a roasted coffee aroma. Sweet roasted coffee, chocolate flavor. Has some lingering bitterness. A smooth, dry, full bodied beer. Good beer. Thanks Steve
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2007 12oz bottle via trade with Jason boboski from Knightly Spirits. Pours a thick black with a small dark brown head. Aroma of big coffee, chocolate, with roasted malts, some molasses, black licorice, alcohol in the background. A few whiffs later I get some bleached white flour (assuming from the oats). Coffee and chocolate are the biggest up front in taste, and I get the oats again, nice and sweet--as eaglefan said, very dry finish and slight bitterness from the roasted malts. If you look for it the licorice is there too. Very creamy mouthfeel, moderately carbonated but so creamy you can hardly tell. Very good imp stout. 8-3-7-5-17--4.0
And we shall now rerate this Still the 2006 Monster Beer Tour Pours a used motor oil thick dark brown--black in my glass--with a ring of brown bubbles. The aroma is roasted coffee, achocolate chip cookies, dry oatmeal, a bit of anise, pancake batter. Flavor is coffee, batter and cookies (one of the same). Dry finish. Full smooth body, low carbonation. Still very good, just had to switch some numbers around.
eaglefan538 (2883) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 12, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Surprised to not see this doing better within style, as I was a big fan. The only knock within style is the depth of maltiness and alcohol (short of Peche Mortel), although those that go over the top are often too far over the top. Pours jet black in color, nice initial head (one full finger), that turns to a ring with weak lacing (appearance was weak on this one, relative to the stars of the style). The aroma was of coffee most strongly. The flavor was coffee, roasted notes, and some nuttiness. Body is not super full, although it looked like motor oil on the pour. The mouthfeel is really dry, well attenuated. Sorry, I’m a fan.
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted blind at Sk8vikings amazing Porter/Stout tasting - Black body, small big bubbled brown head; Pleasant nose of dry cocoa bean, sweet apple but also soft milk chocolate; Huge carbonation, in a very soft pleasant very balanced body; Into long pleasant finish with some alcohol, some dry sherry again together with some cocoa bean.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pitch black colour with a little weak head. Nice smooth aroma of dried fruit, roasted malt and little dusty. Sweet alcohol flavour with notes of roastedness and hints of chocolate. A very pleasant beer.
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great stout. Thick, dark, rich. Not overly bitter. Full aroma of roasted barley, coffee, and chocolate.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black colour with a brown head. Light roasted, dark fruits, coffee, chocolate aroma and taste, light metallic. Medium body with a light sweet, dry finish.
joergen (20640) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black coloured with a beige head.
Light roasted aroma with notes of malts and coffee.
Light roasted flavour of coffee with notes of dried fruits.
Light roasted finish.
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Blind rating at sk8viking’s.) Pours black with a tanned dimminnishing head. Smells malty/oxidated. Quite sweet with aromas of vanilla and a hint of prunes. Medium carbonation. Mellow alcohol fiish with some sourness.
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours an opaque, pitch black with a small, light brown head. Vinous, alcoholic aroma. Medium-bodied with very roasted coffee accents and some dried fruit. Huge, warming alcohol. Lightly sweet with a discreet bitterness. Very smooth and pleasant. 030606