Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great aroma - coffee, maple syrup, molasses, toffee, some chocolate. Flavour is a bit more coffee and a bit less of everything else, with some generic fruit. Finish is quite bitter and a tad salty. Looks like a stout ought to.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, small beige head. Very nice chocolate flavor on the palate. The palate, s dark roasted malt, with a sweet touch. Finishes nicely with a slight bit of hops. Very good stout.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 if this was a root vegetable it would be the greatest looking root vegetable and would have almost a black fruit with tan leaves...starbucks jeleousy...chips a'hoy kinship, I want to do laps in this beer...and would probably drown a happy man, cookie acid rain with quaker farmers ritualistically chanting loudly...however the technological world metallically interferes at the end with a silver/iron offering of peace which I bitterly refused
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 5, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2005 Dark brown in color, opaque, good head formation. Roasted malt, charcoal aroma, fruit and grain. Medium to full palate, moderate roastiness, sweetness, pastey oats and a fruitiness that develops with warmth, mildly bitter sour in the finish.
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - NOV 4, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful dark looking beer in the glass. Very good roastd coffee flavor with just a touch of chocolate covered raisins. Nice clean finish.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was better than I expected, after having some of their other brews. Black with ruby hints, and a tan head. Very smooth, roasted coffee and chocolate flavors.
oggg99 (1) - California, USA - SEP 9, 2002 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark dark brown, with a small head consistent with the style, slightly roasted aroma, starts bitter, then the roasted flavor and aroma pick up with hints of chocolate, low bitterness at the end.
uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Maybe it was my glass but the head totally died on me. It started out promising with beautiful dark brown foam sitting atop the a black body, but then see ya! It died to nothing. Had a chocolatey, creamy smell to it, kind of hard to describe, but it was very nice. Tasted sweet and coffee like with a nice hoppy presence around the tongue. Slight coffe aftertaste. Good beer.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 25, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly opaque chestnut. Thin, foamy dark tan head. Steady carbonation. Aroma of black malts, coffee, fruity sourness and wisps of oatmeal. Light, bubbly nature. Initially sourish with cherry pit notes atop a burnt malt profile and caramel sweetness. Dryish with trace hints of oatmeal smoothness. Harsh edged and bitterly roasted and sweet. Mildly sticky. Body remains airy throughout. Finishes with a plum and coffee mixture. Weird, but interesting.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great beer, agreed it is the best from alaskan. Especially after the last one I had was the Summer Ale (yuck). Wonderfull aftertaste, finishes thin. Great.