kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: March 13, 2010
Source: Tasting, RBWG 2010
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy head
Aroma: dry dark chocolate and roasted aroma
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, bitter dark chocolate, long roasted finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
lefossoyeur (453) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a thin brown head that fades away pretty quickcly. Notes of chocolate liqueur, milk chocolate and a bit of fruitiness (black cherry) on the nose. Medium body, low carbonation, a little bit on the thin side for an IS. Flavors are dominated by bitter chocolate, oatmeal or roasted grain and the finish is a little bit roasty with a hint of tar/ash in the finish. Aftertaste is ashy as well.
Not bad, not stellar at all. Would have like more depth and defenitely more body in there.
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, subtle smoke, and earthiness. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, grass, and some coffee with mildly bitter finish.
sebletitje (6800) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours black, mocha head
aroma chocolate malts, light roast
flavors, mild malty flavors, lingering chocolate/cocoa nibs with a coffee/roasted finish coupled with some additional mild hop bittering.
daknole (9226) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost a black pour. I will rate this highly because my Son’s name is Josh...and its good! Chocolate and hoppy aroma with some nice dark roast and light coffee. Flavor has a nice bitter roast, hops and chocolate. Good stuff. Great name!
Ughsmash (7158) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Poured deep brown with a fluffy, well-presented cap of medium brown head. The aroma picked up sweet chocolates, toasted oats, and vanilla with biscuity accents and no apparent alcohol.. seriously, this was like candy. The flavor opened with milk chocolates, vanilla, and something like smoke light (the most approachable smoke you’ll ever find in a beer), with some molasses joining blended chocolates at the core.. bitterness was light and cocoa-inspired.. vanilla, chocolate, and brighter, treacle-tinged earth on the finish. Medium-bodied with lots of residual sugars all around.. extra-sweet.. light roast, toasty, and smoke.. probably the strongest complement for this beer is that it was effortless to drink (which may prove dangerous).
puboflyons (2173) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A 22 ouncer bottled in October 2009 and served at about 45 degrees. The pour is pine brown with a foamy one inch tan head that slowly diminishes. The aroma is smoked dark chocolate malts and a background of Northwestern hops. Medium mouthfeel with a resin texture. The taste is pleasingly bitter with a strong dose of smooth smoked Expresso. The alcohol taste is deeply muted. This was one likeable stout.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2010 A Mes rate. Bottle at Chris O’s Kook Fest tasting.
Almost black with a reasonable tan head. Sadly it’s all downhill from there. Roasty and astringent with lots of soy sauce and even more glue. Nasty alcohol, totally over done and far from pleasant.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled opened by Dan at PP bottle shop. Black. Medium body. Mellowed, which makes it easy to drink. Not over the top in an flavor/aroma aspect, but still pretty good.
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not much of a head since it dies to only rim bubbles. Leaves good initial lace but there’s none at the bottom of the glass. Near black where no light shines through.
Chaulky cocoa aroma. Slightly milky.
Darker malt flavor of black patent and perhaps some burnt unmalted barley. Chewy finish with some definitive hop bitterness. Good body that seems thicker with the lower carbonation.