Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fluffy off-white greyish head with a deep and slightly reddish opaque black body. Bright, alcoholic aroma with obvious chocolate, coffee, and other rich notes. Dry and delectable. Grrreat!
fordest (2030) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
GABF. One of the favorites. Nice Dark pour with decent head. Lots of dark fruit and chocolate aromas. More on the flavor. Roasted malt and coffee too. Very good
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque black with a small tan head. This might shock everyone but it smelled like choclate, coffee, caramel, et al... The flavor was, shockingly, much the same. Some hot alcohol creeps in maiking things, ummm, more lively. Full bodied with an alcohol burn. Yet another Imperial Stout.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2005: poured black with a brown head. Milk, chocolate and coffee aroma. Coffee and chocolate dominate the flavor with a touch of vanilla. Good beer that is very potent.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF 2005. The first beer at the festival. My notes were very similar to Aubrey’s. It had a really nice aroma, which is hard considering those little glasses and one ounce pours. The mouthfeel was tremendous and chewy. It was not destroyed by excessive hops, but nicely balanced. It was very vinous and intensely fruity, with raisin, charred plum, chocolate and roast flavors. Went back for seconds three or four times.
skoisirius (1845) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap, and from a growler into an English Pint. Pours a completely thick and dark blackish tan with very little head, but what is there is tannish as well. Aroma is heavy towards the roasted malt and coffee notes while being carmalized as well. It’s actually somewhat medium bodied, but the flavor is very heavy in coffee, chocolate, roastiness, and molasses. I pick up a hint of sweetness (cherries I think) towards the finish before the alcohol kicks in surrounded by coffee. I fall in love with everything from Walking Man that touches my tongue. I will definitely drink this one anytime I have the chance to!
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good amount of smoke and toasted marshmallows. Not sweet or sticky at all. Notes of raisin, toasted marshmallow, alcohol, figs, cream, some coffee, and some milk chocolate. Very well done.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
How did I know Walking Man was going to make this beer rock? GABF 2004. Slightly astringint aroma, but not detracting believe it or not. Great head on this. Palate is soft, malty and quite nice. Taste of vanilla, oak, and coffee bean. Finish is bitter from the good hopping that is so needed in and IS. Walking Man rules!
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF ’05. Black body. Bourbon, boozy aroma over chocolate malt. The flavor improves with teh booze going away and being replaced by sweet bourbon, coffee and chocolate. Some alcohol in the finish along with sweet malt and coffee bitteness.
pinkzambia (1682) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler compliments of Indiana_Red. Dark, dark color with a powerful growing flavor. You can definitely sense the alcohol in this beauty. Flavors of dark chocolate and prunes followed by some burnt notes and a little burn. The aroma is sweet and inviting. The aftertaste leaves a pleasant mild choco flavor on the tongue tempting you to go back for another sip. Thanks a bunch Indiana_Red for driving safely while tired to get this brew back to Boise!