5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2005
Bottle pours dark brown, almost black, with garnet hues on edges, small tannish frothy head, with spotty lacing. Odd nose, very subtle roasted malts, whisps of alcohol (albeit at 5.6% you’d think you wouldn’t detect it), and a hint of chocolate & coffee beans. Quite chocoately up front, slightly dry, with a dose of roasted malts. Very soft coffee beans make their appearance at the end. Decent body, but the mouthfeel is medium, bordering on thin. Finishes slightly chalky, with a soft roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, and minor coffee bean. Not bad, but it needs to be much thicker. Thanks goes out to 123456green for the trade! TChrome (1472) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Pretty dark color though it appears ruby red when held to the light with a retained tan colored head. Aroma is sweet malt with a slight nod to roastiness. Flavor starts our with a decent bit of roasted nuts, then just dies. Biggest complaint like everyone else is te watery nature of this stout. A pretty big problem for a beer of this genre. Brew4Dug (139) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Too light bodied for my tastes, but a good beginners stout for those who aren’t fans of the heavier Imperial style. jtxx (149) - san antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2005
Taste damn good with these salted smoked almonds I’m eating. Pitch black color with little head. Little coffee and toasted nut flavor...or that could be the almonds.
decent stout. IndianaRed (4627) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 8, 2005
Bottle Pours a very deep dark brown, with a nice modest sized foamy tan head. Some dark roasted aromas, and not much else. Flaovr was fairly sweet, dark roasted, and some molassas notes. A bit dry and smokey. Feel was very thin, watery maybe and carbonation was quite low.(this not necessarily a bad thing) Finish was a lingering sweet smokey taste
PorterPounder (7970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2005 Rerate After drinking most of the six of this, my enthusiasm is somewhat diminishing, has somewhat of a gassy taste to it, still a decent stout though and the mouthfeel is just a tad chalky Original 3.4 Picked up a six at Whole Foods in Austin, Tx. Pours a dark, ruby red with a tight coating of khaki foam with decent lacing. Aroma has some chocolate notes with a bit of coffee ingering in the background. Flavor has some of the same notes with a delectable fruity undertone with a bit of maple syrup to round it out. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy and finishes strong. A good winter warmer. Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Pour is dark brown with big bubbled tan head...smell is a little coffee and cocoa...thin bodied...damn...I had high hopes...definately chocolate and coffe though, just watery...medium finish...not too quick but not sticky either... Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2008 2006 bottle. Pours a dark rouge black. Very little head. Roasted coffee notes with some chocolate on the taste. A bit fuller than when I rated before, but still thin for my taste...medium-light bodied. Goes down smooth and has a nice after taste though. Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2004
Bottle. Nose smells like a musty chocolate store and is kind of sour. Taste is bitter up front with some thin roasted chocolate notes. There is a sourness present that is not very good. Overall it is just a wee but thin. The nose just reminds me too much of spoiled chocolate milk. This brewery has much, much better beer. Kevin (2199) - Montana, USA - DEC 26, 2004
bottle. black with a thin grey head. roasted coffee aroma. taste is coffee and scorched chocolate. watered down overall. i’m a fan of this brewery but this one just didn’t measure up.