shigadeyo (3589) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2009 10/13/2006: 2006 from illinismitty. Very deep dark brown; as close to black as possible without actually being black. Moderate carbonation & a brown crown. Pours like old motor oil; it just looks thick, but silky at the same time. Aroma is so intriguing & inviting: Chocolate, coffee, dark malt, charred wood. Flavor is very deep & rich flooding the tongue with tastes of dark chocolate, coffee, cola. Finishes like a fine cup of espresso with some cola. There is even an almost imperceptible hint of smoke or charred wood as in the flavor too. The lingering flavor reminds me of the taste of sucking on whole coffee beans. The bitterness of the beer is extremely balanced & the alcohol is nearly invisible. Medium body & is very glossy & smooth on the palate. Overall it is pretty intense & complex with so many aromas & flavors drifting around in it. I think it is great & I am extremely disappointed that this fine beer isn’t readily available in Ohio. Rating: 7/4/8/4/17=4
2006 Vintage - 11/15/2008: Pours out in a silent & silky near-black stream. It swirls slowly in the glass, but has very little carbonation & really no head or crown. The aroma is rich creamy chocolate with hints of sweet, charred malt, coffee. The flavor is also rich & starts sweeet with deeply caramelized malts & some char, then fine, smooth alcohol, & finally indulgent bold & robust coffee. As it warms, the oatmeal flavor & texture becomes more apparent. There is also a thread of what I can only describe as sweet citrus-like candy that must be from the aged hops. Body is medium-full & it’s mellow & velvety on the palate. Definitely not overcarbonated, but a touch more would have actually been welcomed to help open up the flavors more. Overall it is still drinking quite well at this age. It too may have lost some of its complexities & the bitterness has gone out of it a bit, but it is still a delightfully warming, richly flavored beer. Probably peaked within 1st year. Rating: 7/3/8/4/16=3.8
gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(355 ml bottle) Dark brown to black color, small brown head. Smooth light youghurt berry scent. Sweet mixed with burnt taste, burnt aftertaste. Some salty tones. Medium bitterness. A bit grainy mouthfeel "taste".
larsniclas (6479) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Sampled at SBF -06]
Black. Small off-white head.
Salty with coffee and licorice.
Rather milky and sweet. Soft and smooth.
oh6gdx (24496) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pitch black colour, brown mediumsized head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel and dark chocolate. Also lack coffee. Flavour is licorace, coffee, roasted malts and slight hoppy bitternes. Lovely brew.
TBone (15622) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque black, small white head. Roasted, cold coffee nose, some burnt malts. Chocolaty, roasted malty flavor. Sticky mouthfeel. Long roasted aftertaste.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival Black, no foam to mention. Sweet aroma of arabica coffee, chocolate sauce and almond paste. Full but a bit too clean flavour of chocoalte sauce, nougat, crackers and chocolate cream. Long aftertaste of cocoa, biscuit and dark chocolate.
rlgk (16926) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2006) Black with a brown head. Coffe and cocoa aroma, malty and with chocolate notes. Milky chocolate flavor, coffee, licorice, bitter notes. Wonderful palate and with a very smooth finish.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out a nice4 black color with a brown head. Aroma is very malty with big notes of coffee. Flavor is again very malty with a nice coffee finish. This is a very nice imp stout.
mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - SEP 27, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2006 Another great beer from Terrapin Beer Company! Pours a complete black in the glass with a 1-finger light brown head. Nose of strong black coffee, roasted malt and and hints of Liquid Smoke. Big bodied, thick and creamy mouth feel. Flavors of baker’s chocolate, espresso and cocoa. Enough hop presence to keep the tastes from getting too strong. Excellent!!!!!!
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Don’t remember who I got it from but thanks for the trade,the other bottle from someone at DLday.2 bottles tonight one for me,one for the mrs. Aroma cocoa,coffee,roastymalts and toasted oat. Poured black no head. Flavor was yummy, all that coffee and cocoa mixed with the oats. Palate was good as well. Damn those turtle guys make good beer.