JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pitch-black and completely opaque with a light tan-coloured fairly thin head. Thin coffee/espresso aroma and fairly thin bodied as well. Coffee and cola flavour along with fainter flavours of molasses. Fizzy carbonation which I don’t like in a stout. Not bad, but I was somewhat disappointed. Alcohol flavour sneaks in at the end.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Disappointing. Started off well with opaque black body and fast disappearing tan head. Aroma was bitter coffee and chocolate. Promising. The flavor was off, though. Too much fizziness in the mouth and noting impressive in the flavor. Not the stout for this stout lover.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells like espresso, burnt sugar and brandy. Good body, tastes of chocolate, smoke, and milk. Has a finish that is a bit pale, like old wood smell
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Bottle Date coded Black with a very thin creamy film on top. Aroma is sweet and slightly metallic. Some cookies, chocolate and oats provide attractive notes. Body is low on carbonation, smooth, creamy and medium to full bodied. Flavor is sweet and delicious. Slightly lactic, sweet roasty and a tad bitter in the finish. Nice malt blend on this one. Thanks Slob.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: motor oil black, with a thick, cocoa-tan head, looking like a liquid oatmeal cookie, fluffy, creamy, oh-so-inviting.
Aroma: creamy and light, with minor espresso notes, chocolate, lively and warm, opening up as go, more flavors opening up, anise, brown sugar, molasses, all contributing to a tasty, toasty nose.
Taste: Full-bodied, massively textured, continuously flavorful, chewy and chocolatey, with a touch of ash. (Sure it's not Alaskan Smoked Stout?)
Very nice, very good. I could get used to this one.
I'm partial to this style, and this version grabbed me the right way.
Terminus (3566) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle-pours 95% black with little tean head along rim of snifter. lots of carbonation for a stout. stale aroma similar to Sam Smith's oatmeal. weak palate. reminds me of left hand milk stout. pretty tame. thanks to Jsquire for the trade :)
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 17, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
black with a huge tan head with no lacing. The aroma is very roasty and sweet with some caramel and chocolate milk, the dark malts are solid with some coffee and caramel along with that trademart oat/flaked barley creamyness. The flavor is very well balanced with some sweet leftover sugars mixed with the roastyness and a light touch of bitter hops. Very well balanced, delicious.
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, it has that dark stoutiness to it. I poured an ungodly huge head on it. Creamy head, tannish head. Nice lacing. Coffee, chocolate, roast, raisins and a bit of hops grace the olfactory senses. Flavor is much the same as that of the aroma. The fruit (raisin/grapes) come out a bit more here in the flavor. The malts are still as strong. The palate is oily, body is slightly thin, and finishes with a touch of smoke and bittering hops.
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown with a small tan head. Roasted malt aroma and flavor. Creamy body leaves your mouth feeling like its coated. Long sweet milky finish.
sloth (2809) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours pretty damn flat and black. Light roasty nose. Med/light body, creamy mouthfeel. Roasted and smoke flavors with some chocolate also. Finish is fairly dry and thin.