Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black colour. Aroma is similar to Vietnamese coffee, but with a distinct nuttiness. Full body with a rich roasty character. This lends a fair bit of acrid bitterness that is offset by decadent lactose sweetness. Not entirely traditioanl given its strength (and accompanying relatively hefty body) but it is flavourful and showcases the key ingredients well. Cheers to Suttree for hooking me up with this!
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
via trade with decatursteveo - Pours black with a big tan head. Aroma is really nice. Roasted malts with a hint of coffee. The flavor is a let down. A light watery coffee flavor. Light to medium body. Decent beer. Thanks Steve.
Scubatrip (596) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2006
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the bottle, pours a dark black with a thin tan head that quickly dissipates. Smells of toffee, caramel, a little bit of chocolate. The taste is not as smooth as I had expected. Acidic, some bitter hoppiness, some fruity tastes, and a bit of chocolate not unlike a porter. Really tastes more like an imperial stout than the creamy, milky milk stout I expected. This only gets a "meh" from me.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Semi-dark cola-like pour. Creamy light tan head.
Aroma has roasted lactic laced malts, sour lactic edge.
Taste…. Quite the same, but with an added fruit component and creamy, but fizzy texture. Almost like sweet creamy milk chocolate added to roasty coffee. Sweetness more or less dominates the roasty bitter aspects, and the flavors are good, but don’t come together great.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red/black color with a medium lasting head. Aroma is sweet and roasty with some chocolate sneaking through. Flavor is also sweet with roasted grains and chocolate, but with a strange tartness in the finish. Not unplesant, just didn’t seem to fit in with the other flavors. Overall not a bad beer, somewhat light in body but plesant to drink.
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice and black, though the head was a little thin. More like dish soap bubbles than a great beer head. Aroma is mostly coffee, with hints of chocolate and some other sweet smell that was familiar but unidentifiable to both my wife and me. In the mouth, it’s coffee, dark roasted, with a hint of the lactose sweetness poking through. Malty, though with enough hops to balance. A little thin. Right up there with dragonstooth as one of my favorite (non-imperial) stouts.
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black with a medium, dark head. Smells of coffee, chocolate, caramel. Taste the same. Very smooth, not sweet but full-bodied and malty. A darn good stout.
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into english pint galss. Dark brown color with a tight creamy head. The aroma was rich and roasty with a slight phenolic twang. The malty notes sort of reminded me of a malted milk ball. It was medium bodied. Not bad, but I guess I expected more.
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - FEB 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Book_M_Dano for this, my first Duck Rabbit. Pours dark walnut/chestnut color. No head on the pour. Creamy milk chocolate aroma with some kind of coarse hints underneath. Some coco powder. There is a milk chocolate flavor to this as well as some coco powder. Those are really the dominant flavors (even more than the hints of roasted malt). One dimensional but that is OK. Lightly creamy and lightly slick mouth feel. Medium body. Not bad.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
very sweet and smokey aroma. like milk chocolate on oak chips. a little molasses taste in the background, alongwith the milk chocolate flavor and the woody-grain flavors. a little bitterness, but not mouth puckering. a decent every day brew, but nothin too crazy. Thanks shagtastic