tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2007 Roasted malts, burnt cereal, chocolate, grapes and licorice in the nose. Opaque darkest brown with small-bubbled, dense tan head that recedes to cover. Initial fairly sweet chocolatey flavour is joined by a strong roasted malt flavour and bitterness with notes of anis in the long-lasting aftertaste. Medium-full body has nice effervescence and is engaging in the mouth. What a pleasant holiday surprise! Bottle. *
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice creamy head from the pour. Head didn’t last long. Nice aroma of the barley and outs. Body was dark and usually I don’t care to much for really dark beers but this one went down good with little aftertaste.
larsniclas (5900) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a burnt and nutty aroma.
Ok bitterness and fine malty sweetness.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Didn’t really seem like a "sweet" stout, but very good never-the-less. Pours a pitch black body, with a small dark tan head. Decent roasted coffee, malty slight chocolate scents. Good thick, malty mouthfeel. Full of roasted coffee malts. Slight bitter,vanilla aftertaste. Good stout.
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Poured a dark dark brown color with a medium off-white head. Sweet malty nose with a little scent of bitternesss. The first sip is very dry but turns sweet just before the finish and finishes smooth. Full bodied. I was very impressed byu this stout.
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark black body, with a chocolate colored head that lightened up after a minute or two. Very malty smooth tasting for a thick bodied beer. some bitter flavors in there but the worked nicely.
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured out with an opaque black body and a dark tan smallish head. The head quickly died leaving little lace in its wake. Smells of roasted malt and dark chocolate fill the nose. Taste is similar with a bitter dark chocolate flavor backed by a slight grainy taste and some caramel. The finish is bitter with a roasted hoppy flavor that is dry. The body is medium to full with a slick mouthfeel. This went down fairly easy with a very filling quality about it that would discourage me from having another in the same session but I would definitely pick this one up again. Its a good oatmeal stout but not one of my favorites.
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2005 Poured black as midnight with a soft tannish head. Dark roasted, coffee, and delicious chocolate aroma. Rich chocolate, creamy mocha coffee, and slightly bitter at the finish. Medium-bodied and somewhat thin. Overall, this is a tasty stout that would be delicious with quality chocolates.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque blackish brown. Sweet coffee aroma. Wonderful creamy mouthfeel with coffee oatmeal. Not a huge robust flavor like some stouts, just delicous and drinkable.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black as night with a quickly disappearing tan head. Nice to look at. Smell is also very nice, typically roasted smell, some chocolate, some hops in the back. Kinda reminds me of some of the Bell’s beers. On the tongue, comes across as slightly overcarbonated. Initial pretty sweet with an almost rootbeer like taste, though not THAT sweet. Some chocolate and coffee in the finish. Quite a nice beer.