Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with red highlights. Aromas of roasted dark malts and caramel. Smooth and creamy, but not too thick for a stout. Tastes of coffee, sweet dark chocolate and a subtle hop bitterness. Pretty good, Iíd take this over a latte anyday.
ClarkVV (3753) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best before 1/2006 bottle from Secret Santa consumed on 12/30/2005. Large mocha colored head, initially, atop a transluscent, deep garnet-burgundy tinged coal brown body. Smells of burnt cocoa, light lactic notes, vanilla syrup-flavored coffee. All quite burly and rich. Only the barest hints of dry, earthy barley peek through on the edges. Flavor is at once a creamy mocha latte, with roasted bitterness on the sides of the palate, attempting to clear the sweet creamy sugars on each sip. The crusty, brown, bready malts add a very crunchy coffee-like feel, but the milky aspect seems a bit overly creamy-sweet. As it warms, very light floral hops emerge, providing a touch of flavor and light bitterness. Still, a touch more balance to this vast sea of cream would be well placed. It is a very creamy texture and a medium-full body, despite the filtration. Low carbonation, with the head slowly receding to a ring. Short finish, though; some roast and cream lingers on. Like the other Duck-rabbits, it tends to the less complex side of the malt spectrum, but is certainly well-made. Retronasal floral hops garner some interest. No alcohol noted.
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smells a little like bannana baby food when you move in. The roasted sour traditional stout is not lost in the lactose and the sweetness makes it a perfect companion to an aged Irish cheddar cheese. Drink it slow over conversation with your kids... it will help you survive. Go Duck_Rabbit.
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very burnt flavor to this beer, not "roasted". Sickly-sweet lactose, medium/heavy bodied. Not very good.
drpimento (2083) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
less than I was expecting somehow. very dark almost opaque. dissipating head, decent flavor. beer of the month choice
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a black body topped by a thiin head with little lacing. Itís slightly sweet and roasty with a nice maltiness, a little roasted coffee and some chocolate. Full bodied and smooth.
pinkzambia (1388) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 10, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: High alcohol aromas with a black coffee look. Surprisingly, tangy and sour with a metallic aftertaste. It has a pretty thin feel. Not so good. Thanks Indiana_Red for sharing this at FCBC Stoutfest 05.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the First Annual Florida Ratebeer Gathering.
These ratings were taken from one day of about 60 different tastings all were good and all have blended together but I know I thoroughly enjoyed every one of them and none were bad.
bmanning (142) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours almost black with very thin head. Not much of an aroma, some sweet malts, but thatís about it. Hss a good enjoyable roasted malt flavor, and it is sweet, but not overly so There are notes of chocolate, toffee, caramel and coffee, but it only has very slight bitterness. Also has a creamy texture, but is a bit thin and oily with low carbonation. I would prefer it to be thicker, but itís a decent milk stout.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4456) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2006 I am not a huge stout fan. This one came to me in my beer club. I have never heard of this brewer before. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours thick black and oily with almost no head at all. The aroma is dry roasted malts and light floral hops. The mouthfeel is smooth and silky. The flavor is dry roasted malts with strong coffee notes and a light chocolate undertone. The finish is mildly creamy.