howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nothing offensive about the appearance, aroma, or palate. There’s a sour, brackish, astringent nastiness that made this one my first drain pour in a long while.
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet, coffee smell. Malty and coffee hints but a little to sour. Good on the palate but ends quite fast. The sourness maskes the rest of flavors.
tomxcs (320) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 3, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a good stout but probably their most flavorful beer. Watery body. Coffee and bitter chocolate finish.
BBB63 (5694) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2004
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle: Opaque with fading fizzy tan head and little lace. The aroma has notes of coffee, toasted malts, oats, lactic sourness, earthy yeast ester and prune. The taste had some chocoalte and vanilla tones, lots of coffee on the finish but little else. The feel is way too watery for style. I’ll pass next time.
DavidP (1746) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Extremely dark brown color resulting in a black body. Quite a bit of carbonation but not much head, just a wipsy coating. Simple but enjoyable chocolate-grainy aroma. Tastes like weak malty coffee with a bit of lemon squeezed in it. Dry, fruity finish. I was encouraged by this beer's nice aroma but the taste doesn't match.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Stout looking with a decent tan colored creamy head and a mild chocolate aroma, faintly fruity. Light and silky mouthfeel approaching thin with a sweet fudge flavor and coffee background. Medium toasty bitter finish. It was ok but could stand some fattening up. Bottled version.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2003
1.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Horrible. Sour. Spoilt. Great head. I simply cannot say much more. Seventy Five. Seventy Five.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2003
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice large tan head. Tastes like a kriek stout. It looked like such a promising beer but turned out to taste awful for a stout.
badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2003
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice and dark with a good head. No particular smell that I get. Taste is bizzare. I agree with Cougar, sour and watery body. Disappointing.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2004 Sweet malty plum aroma turns into a disappointing sour watery body. Pleasant roasted finish, but this should be stoutier, if that's a word.