Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very good looking beer, purchased from Vintage Estate in Boardman, though we do get it here, it was a hell of a lot cheaper there. Pours a thin looking but very dark red, may look black without light. the head is frothy and resilient, an eggshell white.
Scent is of wood over roasted malt, chocolate. Very stouty, which isnít a bad thing at all. Reminds me of a maltier Old Viscosity. Vanilla makes an appearance.
Taste actually reminds me of Old Vis as well. Canít say thats a bad thing. Vanilla, wood, smoke, tobacco, roasty malt, chocolate. Very good brew, and goes down quite easy with a little warmth at the end. The mouth is somewhere in the middle in body, but damn the carbonation is just right. This is an excellent beer.
I will be buying some more of these. .
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle from Friar Tuck in Savoy, IL. Pours a deep brown with a brown head that dissipates entirely. Vanilla dominates the aroma. Full bodied with soft to medium carbonation and a creamy texture. The flavor. This starts off like a milk stout, but is quickly overpowered by alcohol, pepper, oak, and vanilla. Astringent and green apple finish that approaches acrid. Not very enjoyable and very rough around the edges.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle.
Appearance: Very dark brown with garnet highlights and a foamy, tan head.
Aroma: Alcohol, oak, coffee, chocolate, and a little bourbon note.
Taste: Good doses of oak and bourbon but they quickly leave, covered by chocolate and vanilla. More oak comes at the end. Pretty tasty!
Mouthfeel: medium-low, soft carbonation with a medium-rich body and a dry mouthfeel.
Overall: I would actually like a little less oak in this one. Still, a pretty decent stout!
Rebuy: Probably not. I am glad I tried it and recommend giving it a go, but I am on to better brews.
PorterPounder (7613) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Eagan, Mn. - Cellars Wines and Spirits - 22 oz bomber. Cola-like brown pour with a thin but persistent khaki colored head with sticky lacing. Sweet aroma with hints of caramel and bourbon. Flavor has some hints of chocolate, licorice, bourbon, a caramel-like finish. Oak presence is felt and done just right with this one - not overdone and sappy. Thick rich mouthfeel.
drowland (7917) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an odd cat that takes some time to figure out as the flavors develop across the tongue. The first thing that hits me is a sweet, sour, and alcohol sensation reminiscent of whiskey or bourbon (probably the oak barrels), followed by a complex woody conglomeration of esters, coffee, dark chocolates, dust/brut champagne, and slight alcohol. The lingering flavor is coffee and esters.
grebs (72) - Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a pretty good milk stout. Not too sweet like some milk stouts tend to me. Dark fruit and vanilla dominate. Has a somewhat oily, thick mouthfeel. Flavor when drinking is straightforward, aftertaste is complex, but not great. Tastes a bit like condensed milk. Perhaps a bit contrived, yet tasty.
gunnfryd (14363) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is dry, cacao, coffee. flavour is dry, fruit, dried fruits, cacao, coffee, alcohol. Full bodied nice beer.
ilovedarkbeer (2724) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black brown color with reddish highlights and a medium small sized khaki head. Nose is smokey dark chocolate, earth, cocoa, vanilla, etc. Similar to taste. Taste is vanilla, dark chocolate, cream, weak coffee, bourbon, and animal fat. Disappointed.
Geokkjer (7498) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle.Pours dark brown.Aroma of caramel,grains,dried fruit.Kinda sweet.Lots of sweet malt flavors with some roasted notes.Wood/oak and alcohol.The caramel flavor is also present.Finishes bitter.Some complex layers makes this an interesting beer.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma of wood, booze and caramel. some notes of roast as well. appearance is opaque with a clean white head. flavor is similar to a milk stout in more ways then the smooth, silky palate. the strong wood and booze from the nose is not prevelant here, much cleaner and sweeter taste, mostly of roasted malt.