rlgk (18852) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2006
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2006) Black with a brown head. Coffe and cocoa aroma, malty and with chocolate notes. Milky chocolate flavor, coffee, licorice, bitter notes. Wonderful palate and with a very smooth finish. 00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Pours out a nice4 black color with a brown head. Aroma is very malty with big notes of coffee. Flavor is again very malty with a nice coffee finish. This is a very nice imp stout. mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - SEP 27, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2006 Another great beer from Terrapin Beer Company! Pours a complete black in the glass with a 1-finger light brown head. Nose of strong black coffee, roasted malt and and hints of Liquid Smoke. Big bodied, thick and creamy mouth feel. Flavors of baker’s chocolate, espresso and cocoa. Enough hop presence to keep the tastes from getting too strong. Excellent!!!!!! Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2006
Bottle. Don’t remember who I got it from but thanks for the trade,the other bottle from someone at DLday.2 bottles tonight one for me,one for the mrs. Aroma cocoa,coffee,roastymalts and toasted oat. Poured black no head. Flavor was yummy, all that coffee and cocoa mixed with the oats. Palate was good as well. Damn those turtle guys make good beer. Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - SEP 9, 2006
12 oz bottle from aracauna. Black with a ring of brown for a head. Medium bitter chocolate nose, sweet malt, and, for the first time in an oatmeal, I can smell oats! Nice! Cocoa flavors, coffee, some raisin. Good.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - SEP 9, 2006
Pours a deep black with a a med. brown cream-like head. Aroma is of chocolate rum cake with a touch of Irish Cream. The body is med-heavy with a perfect amount of bitterness. The flavors are so well balanced, you have to remind yourself that the beer is 8.1%. Nothing stands out predominantly over the other. Cocoa covered raisins, coffee and cream, followed by a refined balancing bitterness. This is one of the best balanced beers I have had in a longtime. hotstuff (5232) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Bottle. Small tan fizzy head that mostly diminished, lackluster lacing, opaque, no visible carbonation, and a black hue. Nose was malty and roasted coffee. Ditto for the flavor with a hint of chocolate. Fairly smooth mouthfeel. Medium body. daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Bottle thanks to Ross. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is coffee, grain and maybe cherry. Flavor is not at all what I was expecting. Light coffee tones with the oatmeal more of a creamy mouthfeel than an actual flavor. Quite acidic with a medium dry finish. An overall plesant beer though I was expecting more. gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2006
From bottle thanks to Immy. Pours pitch black with coffee ring. Nose is creamy coffee and doughy. Flavor is bitter chocolate and coffee. Very smooth on the palate. mnapier (10) - Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2006
"Monster 2006 Beer Tour" bottle in an Authentic German style Luettich Balloon glass
Tasting Temp 50° (previous in a 33° refrigerator)
If Stephen Hawking was to review the clarity of this beer, I would be reading more about Einstein and the universe, truly a black hole of darkness in a glass.
Much like the brewery mascot that is featured on the bottle label, the head retention is timid almost scared as only a small fringe of white is present on the outer rim.
As I swirl the glass around, half full of this possibly barrel aged, coffee aromatic, ale, I am compelled to still seek a hint of hops, although yet to be classified.
A casual sip, hits my tongue and reminds me of roasted coffee, curious espresso, with minor amounts of woodiness. Overall mouth feel, comes off as medium.