Silphium (3198) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Sampled at the Ohio Labor Day gathering, provided by Styles. Dark red-brown body, translucent, next to no head. Licorice and toast aroma. The body seemed excessively licoricey to me, with toast and little else. Little in the way of complexity or character. aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2005
With BBB63 for 2000th, (i think he had something else picked out but I had opened it an poured it so off we went). Looked like cola, tasted like mocha latte--I have had better. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. Aroma of black licorice and root beer with a touch of chocolate. Pours a dark brown with an insignificant tan head. Lots of black licorice in the flavor with some light root beer in the background. Finishes with a light black coffee bitterness and a touch of mocha. A little thin for a stout. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2005
RATING #2000! Bottle provided from Wohlfs via Styles and enjoyed at the Labor Day Gathering:BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Nearly opaque deep brown with some lace produced by a thin ring of bubbles. The aroma has notes of anise, plum, fig, chocolate, and smoky malts. The taste is very twangy and a large anise and peppery overtones. The base is quite earthy and has some coffee and mocha undertones. The finish is smoky and mildly bitter. The feel is oily and biting, some astrengent quality to the mouth feel. Okay and different, enjoyable for this stoutie. Onward towards 2112...
This was a nice Stout but just did not ring my bell. The flavor was just missing something. I can hardly taste the rich flavors a stout should have. I was not impressed. Drank this at the Oregon Brewers Guild 2005 Dinner.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Had this with Wizzy and ZB, so the company might have made it better than it may have been. Dark, with an uneven head, which was weird. Verry cocoa and chocolatey. Not overly filling, which is nice for a stout. Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Black and tan rocky head, bubbly head. Minty and bitter with roasted malts. Light bitter flavors and roast malts. Caramel. Thin and watery with a bitter finish.
Oakes (18756) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2005
Roasty, acidic aroma. Full toasty, roasty palate. Simple flavour profile, light bitterness. Maybe some chocolate notes. BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2005
Black with a medium lasting tan head. Aroma of some coffee and chocolate. Lots of hops in the nose, which carries to the flavour where it starts bitter and thinner and continues to a bitter ending. Where’s the Chocolate Lab? One of the most popular labs out there. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2005
On tap at the Lucky Lab public house. Pours dark, not completely black, but a bit red, with a small light tan head. Very roasty sweet chocolate aroma. Taste is creamy and smooth, chocolate up front with coffee in the finish. This brew finishes with a big bitterness with trailing mocha flavors.