Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2004
On tap: Aroma is malty with coffee, chocolate and light hops. Dark brown, virtually black with a small tan head. Flavor begins with a lot of coffee and a real interesting smoked flavor in the background. As I drink the smoke almost disappears and is overtaken by some strong grapefruit hops. Much hoppier than most stouts. Slight coffee and moderately hoppy aftertaste. Ernest (7890) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2009 Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is black (non-opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate, burnt coffee), lightly hoppy (grapefruit). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter, husky. Medium to full body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Rather roughly bitter, not much fun to drink. Ok aroma, nice appearance and mouthfeel. Forgettable. matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2004
Thanks to rater Drew for sending me this bomber several months ago.
DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2004
Buckeye must force carbonates the shit out of their beers, however in this case the carbonation must added a great fuzzy touch. The body darker than tar and the head is a rich mysterious kaki hue. There are burly notes of coco, vanilla bean, and sweet cream & coffee in every breath and every sip. This Mammoth was a terrific balance of bitter and sweet, and the creamy roasted coco palate added a nuance of Italian chocolate gelato.
Thanks to BBB63 for this. Pours obsidian, with a massive dark brown, creamy head. Aroma of dark malt, fruit, chocoff, prunes. Tastes malty, with a big chocoff flavor, as well as some cognac, cherries, milk stouty sourness, and wood-barrel spirits, including bourbon and cognac. Medium to slightly firm palate, but not quite as bold as an Impy stout. I call this one the little brother of Stone RIS 2002. Very nice. Buckeye makes some great beers. 3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2004
RBSG 2004. Black appearance. Black licorice nose, smoked malts, dark brown head on this one. Sharp nose... smoky chocolate malts in the nose, similar malts int he flavor and a small alcohol bite in the finish. Very good stuff.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2004
(RBSG04) Black body topped by brown head. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, cherry, some herby. Taste is sweet, chocolate cherry, herbal, some anise. Body has carbonation-induced lightness on the tongue. I don’t like how the flavors coalesce. Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2004
RBSG 2004: Black with a light brown head. Hops and coffee in the aroma, fizzy body. Decent stout. Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Dark brown with a tan head. Spotty lacing. Nose of alcohol, chocolate, mocha, and bitter hops. Very smooth flavors, chocolate, mocha, and bitter hops and roast. Palate is a touch smoky finishing bitter. aracauna (3710) - Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2004
Excellent appearanca, although my bottle may have been a little overcarbonated. The head is dense and a dark tan and the body is absolutely black. The aroma has a hoppy bite along with a mocha and charcoal. The flavor is a little dusty, and off-dry. Excellent dry stout. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2004
Opaque with large frothy brown head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of floral and grassy hops, mocha and coffee, dusty yeast esters, smoky and dark malts, and some tart fruits. The flavor is surprising, lots of grapefruit and bitters, on top of mocha and malty undertones. Some smoky and nutty tones on the finish. The mouthfeel is full for style with a crisp bite on finish. This stout does not fit any style, too bitter for a sweet, too malty for a dry, and not enough punch for an Imperial..but still quite YUMMY! Almost the stout equal to Three Floyds Alpha Klaus.