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.
BBB63 (5601) - 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.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RERATE: Picked up a ’fresh’ sample at the brewery today in my travels. Appears about the same with very little head. Very malty aroma and still a slight sour/silage aroma. Decent caramel and roasted malt flavors. This one must not age well. Original Rating 12/12/02 Overall ’8’
Nearly opaque brown. Earthy oak and light coffee aromas. Smallish tan head. Quite thin in feel. Fleeting malt flavors that go right to a vinegar sourness and mouth puckering finish. Definately Contaminated.
badgerben (4323) - 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.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2001
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very thin stout. The bottle was cool though.
DavidP (1745) - 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.
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.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
nice dark beer. Palate is good, but not great. I wouldn’t drink it all the time, but wouldn’t pass one up at the bar.
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.