dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown with ruby highlights,large off-white dense head with small bubbles.Aroma of chocolate,roasted malt,bread,fruit.Flavor of malt,nuts,chocolate with a clean dry finish.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Best before 12/23/03 drank on 2/16/04. Cloudy ruby with a big off-white head. Dark grains and alcohol in the aroma. Smooth slightly watery mouthfeel. Ends a tad sweet and a bit rich.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
NIce looking beer but I found this one to be watery and lacking in flavor maybe some thin chocolate...not very impressive
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one on tap at Cooter Brown's in New Orleans. Dark color, lighter body, nice chocolate malt flavor. One of those hard to classify beers. Goes down good with raw oysters. Bon temps roulet!
thegreenrooster (3570) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a nice cola brown. First thing you notice is the big tan fluffy head. Looks like a stout but drinks like the ale it is. Flavor is a combo of chocolate and coffee. No real after taste to speak of. It could use a little something on the way down. A decent brew.
DCopperfields (146) - New York, USA - FEB 9, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a deep dark amber with a great big fluffy brown head and ample lacing of the semi-sticky type.
Very vague aroma, but kind of skunky in a way with a touch of cocoa in there,.
Chocolate malt up front, medium-bodied smoothness but not a big tasting beer. Some more hops on the back end would have finished this off better, but not a terrible brew.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2006 Body and aroma are weak,with the roaast being the only distinguishing feature. Bitter in a dark chocolate way. Smooth.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 30, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep brown, almost black with tan head. Faint malt aroma. Smokey-toffee flavors. Medium body.
Braudog (6026) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, dark brown with a tan head. Chocolatey and highly bittered and very yeasty.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2004 Dark, thick head, malty chocolate aroma. flavor is chocolatey with a hint of hops. Medium bodied.