Zinnamon (40) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2006 This was tasty. Poured from a bottle and it came out black with a subtle brown head. Felt like a soft and easy expedition stout. It was not too strong, not at least til the last few sips.
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured pitch black with barely any head. Very sweet chocolate and light coffee flavor. Had a hint of bitterness and very slight alcohol flavor. This was so very smooth and delightful. This is like expeditions little brother.
Beerdedone (3366) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours dark with a dark tan head. Aroma of roast, coffee, chocolate. Flavor is smooth, coffee, roast, chocolate, and slight bitterness. Good stout.
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2006 bottle from the eccentric cafe. shared this with cmubeerman as zeswaft drove us to detroit. all i could detect was an enormous aluminum/change taste. thatís just about the worst thing i can find in a beer, and it was all over this one. i ended up giving cmubeerman the last half of the beer. drain pour? iíll rerate it if itís any good. RERATE: draft. pretty smoky, a little empty. extremely sweet malts. quite chewy, nice full body. nice cold.
Aurelius (5215) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Guess Iíve been spoiled in the last couple of days by Siberian Night and Edmund Fitzgerald -- this was pretty good, but not world class when compared back-to-back. No way itís a 99/100 percentile brew. Vinegar, black olive and crosotic aroma that wasnít the best. Damn near opaque Jacobean brown-black, pilin head. Bad label. Tangy, a bit unfinished, nutty, sweet and roasty. Ragged acidic coffee finish.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appears a midnight, pitch black with a foamy, 1 finger tan head that slowly fades out into a collar. Scattered lacing is left around the tulip glass.
Smell is of deep, dark roasted malt, sweet cream, roasted chestnut, vanilla, and a hint of bitter coffee beans touched with bakers chocolate.
Taste is of the same aromas with a dark roasted malt that stands out above everything else and sticks to the tongue.
Mouthfeel is full bodied with a sugar sweetness and dark roastiness battling it out for supremecy with the fizzy roastiness lasting long after the swallow.
This one is pretty good. The roasted malt and slightly overcarbonated body makes it a bit uneasy to swallow easily but it doesnít take away from the great characteristics found in this brew.
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This stout pours a deep black color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee, some smoke. A medium to full bodied stout. Malts are chocolate and coffee, touch of vanilla and roasted malt. Hops are grapefruity, Very nice balanced, very smooth taste. Nice soft carbonation. Excellent stout. Not big, not over the top, just solid and delicious. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 12oz Bottle. Dark, rich pour the color of succulent prunes with a moderate sized layer of lightly toasted tan head. Smells like a campfire roasted símore complete with graham cracker, toasted marshmellow, and light milky chocolate. Breakfast aromas of toasted whole grain bread waft to my nostrils as well, spread with a light layer of seedless blackberry jam. That definitely brings back fond memories of living in Michigan. Rich, full-bodied mouthfeel brings Saturday morning construction site cofee to the palate, straight from the thermos on a cold fall morning. Some slightly bitter dark chocolate notes follow along eagerly. Long lasting, dry finish with a hint of anise and salted oats in the final smack. Very nostalgic tasting for me, as the flavors instantly bring back familiar memories of enjoying this beer during college. Thanks, Tom!
DeLongHooff (17) - Pheonixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark and opaque with a nice tan head. Aroma of coffee roast. Velvet smooth and slightly thin mouth feel. Tastes of rich malt and coffee, chocolate roastiness. Very nice stout!
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle - Pours black with a big, tan, lasting head. The aroma is of roasted malt and coffee. The flavor has coffee and chocolate notes with a very well balanced roasted malt dominating. The finish is moderately dry. This is a great stout that should not be missed.