wetherel (1863) - Cupertino, California, USA - JUN 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
$4.69 from HWC. Initial smell was a tiny bit skunky, but after setting a bit and warming up, it became better. Slight malty aroma. Deep rich color. Little head or lacing, but carbonation is a bit strong initially..better after sitting. Flavor is dry, a background sourness that isn’t that appealing. A little bit of pepper. Not my favorite.
CamdenD (1181) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Largely disappointing beer given its numbers -- an 8% stout and ratings here. I found it chalky on tongue with little cleverness on the palate. Good full alcohol tinged aroma.
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - JUN 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a promising mahogany color. The aroma is of coffee, mocha and cloves with an underlying tone of alcohol. The taste is a little more sour than a stout should be. Flavors of coffee and currant.
oberabcbbsok (691) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very nive full bodied beer. Tasted from draft as well from bottle. Not really a stoute more a good ale
MarkBarnes (407) - Waterville, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
May 13, 2007; 12 oz. bottle from a four-pack. Dark ruby pour; bubbly yellowish-tan head with sticky lacing. Was wondering what a Belgian stout might be like, and was not disappointed. Resembles some Belgian Quads with its dark fruit/fig notes, vinous quality and a general complexity one wouldn’t expect from an average stout. Smooth mouthfeel, with a pleasant "afterburn" at the finish. To nit-pick, the carbonation level seems a tad high but, overall, this is really well-done, and I’ll be seeking this out in the future.
drpimento (3077) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
having this on draft at Bodega Brew Pub downtown La Crosse, WI USA. Pours with a smallishhead and some lace. Dark mahogany. Very aromatic malt. Sweet. luscious. hints of a scotch ale. really good bubba.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Blind Tiger. Stout? Hmm. Poured a murky brown with a thin almond color head. Aroma of dark cake, like german chocolate, with spices, brown sugar, caramel, coffee, bourbon, and maybe even a bit of smoke. Dark toffee flavored malts, sweet but not cloying, with underlying spices (clove? coriander?)---rich and earthy flavors with hints of coffee, cocoa and vanilla. Finishes with a nice peppery spiciness. Palate smooth and full bodied, with fine carbonation. A bit sticky on the lips after a while. I really liked this one.
marcus (9015) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Toronado. This dark brown ale poured with a thin tan head and a malty aroma. The flavor starts off sweet and malty, with a chalky more bitter finish. Lots of chocolate and plum.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Brown Color with Red Hue and Light Tan Head. Sweet Malt and Fruity Aroma. Medium Mouthfeel..Carbonated but Creamy. Sweet Roasted Malt, Some Smokey Flavor, Fruits, Dry Roasted Malt Aftertaste. "I like you beer, ha ha hah, but you’re crazy!"
jazz88 (2661) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A mahogany color with a laced brown head. Rather light in color for a stout. Plenty of dark fruit in the aroma with plums, grapes, banana and figs. Sweet and slightly bitter fruit flavors with mild chocolate and plenty of malts and a dry vinous finish.