shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark with a light brown head. Very sweet aroma with coffee notes. vicious mouth feel. Very nice stout.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Impenetrable brown hue, here, with toasted cocoa foam above, though it slips away too quickly.
Deep aromatics, rich and roasty, unfathomable, lightly bittersweet, yielding some oatmeal tones, but not much from coffee. Likable, though.
Taste: everything you’d want from a stout. Creamy, sumptuous, slick, thick, abounding with chocolate and coffee flavors, wrapped up in malty delciousness. And just when I think it’s mainly cocoa, the coffee tips in for a bit. Like a two-step, these flavors jump in and out, showing themselves in succession.
Rich and luxuriant, this Wake and Bake (Oddly, these words are missing from the label...wonder why?). I like it. Very tasty, and a dream to drink.
Yum, yum...way to go, Terrapin, you kooky turtles!
Suttree (5432) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, no head. Whiff of coffee, whisky, and raisins. Definate coffee flavor, on a very syrupy palate. Notes of chocolate and prunes augment the coffee flavors nicely. Maybe a bit of chalkyness in the end. Good stuff. Thanks to Springslicker for this one!
gferd (99) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great stout. Thick, dark, rich. Not overly bitter. Full aroma of roasted barley, coffee, and chocolate.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This Imperial Stout pours an eclipse black color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized beige foamy head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee, lots of vanilla. A medium to full bodied Imperial Stout. Malts are roasty, chocolate and coffee, with a touch of vanilla. Hops are earthy. Nice roasty malts. Very smooth and full tasting. Hides the alcohol very well. Nice drinkable stout. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
madsberg (10611) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled @ Sk8vikings blind porter/stout tasting. Beer no. 6: </b >Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Sweetness, roast, fruit and coffeenotes in the aroma. Flavour is roasted and dry. Has distinct coffeenotes. Alcohol is present. Medium bodied. Roasty bitterness in the end with a nice alcoholburnt on lips and palate.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"WOW YUM. Poured a jet black nice head on the pour, lacing was a little poor. Aroma was of strong coffee. Flavor was coffee and nutty. Mouthfeel was dry."
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 (2698) - 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 (2926) - 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.