GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Opaque black with thick tan nitro head. Light roasty and milk chocolatey nose. Flavor is also chocolatey with toffee and brown sugar notes. Nitro makes for a very creamy mouth feel and smooth finish. Yum.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet malt aroma with hints of roast. Body is black/brown with a creamy almond colored head. Some lace. Flavor is roasted malt with hops. Slightly sour finish which is also bitter.
Miksu (5046) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black with thick creamy head. Quite carbonated. Rich sweetish malty and roasted aroma with coffee, licorice, burnt sugar and toffee. Dryer and more roasted flavor, charcoal. Bitter and charcoal roast finish. Simple but tasty
stout with strong roastedness.
NachlamSie (3328) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draught. Pours black, slightly ruby in brighter lights. The use of nitro makes it very asthetically balanced. The aroma is mildly sour, bready, and musty. Sweet creaminess in the flavor, a little bit of bite comes through in the finish. There’s some apples and a bit of thin chocolate. It’s like a slightly fuller, rounder Guinness. Great session brew.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, almost black, with a tan head that laces down the glass. The aroma is mild, with only a slight note of hops. The body is heavy, with a sharp dry hop bite. Very good.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a red black (very dark) with a light tan head of above average density and below average lifespan. The nose is faint, but pleasant, clear roast, slight floral notes, and something lightly sour like old milk, though not sweet. The palate is entirely appropriate to the style. Little bubbles dancing on the tongue, providing a decent viscosity that the beer doesn’t otherwise possess. The dry flavors in this beer really pull it all together, strong roast, brash, but not quite coffee tasting, with high acidity and very slight malt. There’s also some light british style hops filling out the roastiness. This is a really nice clean beer, that does what Guiness always fails to do in my book.
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark black beer, and I can see red around the edges, with a thin creamy looking tan colored head (which lasts for a while). Smells chocolatey and sweet. Tastes very roasty, with some sweetness and some milky flavours as well. Its a bit watery and doesnt leave much of an aftertaste.
BillKismet (3887) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Described as a "luxorious" on the bottle, and it certainly fits the billing. Luxurious black body w. a dollop of chocolate cream on top. Deep roast notes hang in the air as an amazing chocolate aroma takes center statge. Moderate body that is not as full as the aroma would intimate. Light roast flavor. A palatable and enjoyable stout.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 9, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottled. very dark shade of purple. aroma of bike tyre and peach. pretty coffeeish with some porridge and dark chocolate. somehow left me underwhelmed though - petered out when i thought it ould get interesting
saxo (17058) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 30, 2006
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. BEAUTIFUL head with excellent duration. Very creamy and wavy to look at. Color is dark brown to black. Aroma is not very strong. Taste is dominated by chocolate.